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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small town on the North Sea coast. Once an important port for shipping grain and a coal mining town, it is still a small fishing port. The Lifeboat Station is the oldest operational boathouse in the British Isles, opened in 1851 following a fishing disaster in which ten fishermen lost their lives in stormy seas.

Some of the damage to a paddock in Newbiggin, Northumberland

Horses endangered as vandals target Newbiggin grazing field

Vandals have targeted a horse grazing site at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea putting the safety

John Hedley Graham leaves North Shields Magistrates Court

Court hears Northumberland man smuggled puppies on North Shields ferry

A horse dealer from Northumberland smuggled eight puppies into the country on the Amsterdam to North Shields ferry

Illegal animal importer John Graham from Newbiggin

Northumberland furniture salesman fined for illegally importing puppies

A Northumberland furniture salesman has been fined after illegally importing puppies from Holland into England

Bill Harris who lives in Newbiggin has started a petition over the new bus shelters

Newbiggin pensioner launches petition over quality of bus shelters

The standard of a number of bus shelters in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has prompted pensioner Bill Harris to start a petition

Winter Lantern Parade at Woodhorn Museum in Ashington

Families enjoy winter parade at Woodhorn Museum

Scores of families gathered at Woodhorn Museum to watch more than 300 paper and willow lanterns and six 7ft giant lanterns float by lighting up the dark winter sky

Eve Kean at her home in Bellingham

homemaker featured property - 30 November 2013

Being part of a close-knit community was an important factor when Eve and Bruce Kean chose to move to the North East around 13 years ago

Organisers are hoping to top last year’s parade at Woodhorn

Spectacular parade set to light up Woodhoorn Museum in Northumberland

Towns in Northumberland will be given a new lease of light this weekend as part of a lantern parade being held at Woodhorn Museum

Linda Melvin from Newbiggin with horse Goldie and foal Prince

Northumberland County Council to provide horse sites in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Council bosses are to provide two horse sites in a coastal town in a bid to tackle unauthorised grazing

Finlay Murray with Boo

Gosforth family delighted as quarantined puppy returns home

A Shih Tzu puppy, quarantined as a rabies risk, has been returned to her family in Gosforth

The sun rises over the sculpture by Sean Henry at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Stunning snap shows off North East coast

The North East coastline is renowned for it's beauty. This stunning photograph has captured the sunrise at Newbiggin perfectly

Newcastle College student Matthew Otubu celebrates his A-level results

A-level results: Record results for our students

Record numbers of North East students were yesterday celebrating brilliant A-level results as the region bucked the national trend

The two ferrets rescued by Newbiggin-by-the-Sea lifeboat

Newbiggin lifeboat rescues pair of ferrets trapped by tide

Two pet ferrets are lucky to be alive after they were trapped by the incoming tide at a Northumberland beach

Jane Heap with mother Sheila Jenkinson at their Newbiggin-by-the-Sea guest house

Newbiggin B&B couple get council support in trading battle

A couple whose seaside bed and breakfast business is under threat because of opposition from neighbours have won the backing of council planning officials

Neal Younger from Synergy Radio, Richard Pyle and Will Rogers

Newbiggin history available at the click of a button

Information about hundreds of historic sites and buildings in Northumberland’s most heavily-populated area has been made available at the push of a button

Tommy Charlton and Billy Harris with the miners 'tub' in Newbiggin by the Sea

Northumberland man salutes Newbiggin's pit past

A retired mineworker has dug deep into his own pocket to ensure that his former pit town has a fitting memorial to its proud industrial past

Linda Melvin, from Newbiggin, with her horse Goldie, and foal Prince

Newbiggin owners told 'move horse or lose it'

Horse owners in Newbiggin have been ordered to remove their animals from public land as the council tackle the problem of unauthorised grazing

The scene at Arundel Square in Ashington, where a teenager was taken to hospital after taking drugs

Legal high blamed for Newbiggin baby assault

One teenager is in hospital and another was arrested for allegedly assaulting a baby in Newbiggin after they both took a "legal high"

Council appeal for information over Druridge Bay illegal fly-tipping incidents

Land near a North East coastal beauty spot is the latest site to be hit by the scourge of illegal fly-tipping – which cost the region almost £3m last year

Hundred dippers rule the waves

A NEWLY-CREATED beach hosted its first major event as scores of intrepid souls plunged into the North Sea in a Boxing Day tradition dating back more than 20 years.

Criminals back in spotlight

ANTI-CRIME surveillance cameras are being switched back on in part of Northumberland – five months after an embarrassing blackout was revealed.

Videos & Photos

Nigel Farage on stage at the Sage, Gateshead

UKIP leader Nigel Farage warns Labour: We are coming after you

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne



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