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Artist's impression of the 100 megawatt biomass power station planned for North Blyth

£250m Blyth biomass power station gets green light

The Government has given the green light to a £250m biomass power station to be built at Battleship Wharf on the River Blyth in Northumberland

Ponteland garden to open in publican’s memory

Grandchildren of Ron and Louise Bowey who are opening their garden in Ponteland to raise money for Macmillan
A family's garden in Ponteland is to be opened to the public to raise cash for a cancer charity which helped look after Peter Harding

Eglingham wind turbine test mast refusal is overturned on appeal

A wind turbine
Residents in North Northumberland are worried another wind farm could be on the way as an appeal for a test mast has been overturned

Alcan legacy fund gives businesses £53,000 grant

Rio Tinto's Joanne Hannay (centre) with (l-r) Dawn Watts, Bill Tarbit, Andrew Gooding and Melanie Dennis
Rio Tinto Alcan's legacy fund has given three Lynemouth businesses a boost with a £53,000 development grant

Lightning sets Northumberland houses on fire

Fire fighters at the scene in Trident Drive, Blyth where roofs were struck by lightning
Two families in Blyth had a lucky escape after a lightning strike caused a fire to break out in their homes
Beef cattle

British Red Tractor assured beef as popular as ever, says NFU, as week of celebrations kicks off

Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry

National Trust Northumberland property reruns 1929 election

A Labour Party gathering at Wallington
A new exhibition tells story of the socialist landowner who gave the Wallington Estate to the nation

Northumberland Greens defy drizzle to launch their election battle at Druridge Bay

The Green Party announce their candidates for the four Northumberland constituencies for the first time at Druridge Bay visitor centre
The Green surge means Natalie Bennett's party will now fight all four Northumberland constituencies
Beef cattle

British Red Tractor assured beef as popular as ever, says NFU, as week of celebrations kicks off

Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry

Work to start on masterplan for former Lynemouth aluminium smelter following site sale

Alcan Power Station in Lynemouth updated
'The Lynemouth site fits very well with the rest of our property portfolio in the North East,' said Owen Michaelson, CEO of Harworth Group.

Carrs Billington offers £6,000 of scholarships to students at Newton Rigg College

From left, Ian Powley and Rae Tomlinson of Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Ltd, with Newton Rigg College students and staff
Principal Wes Johnson speaks of 'valuable endorsement' of college's policy of creating 'work-ready' individuals
From left, Ian Powley and Rae Tomlinson of Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Ltd, with Newton Rigg College students and staff

Carrs Billington offers £6,000 of scholarships to students at Newton Rigg College

Principal Wes Johnson speaks of 'valuable endorsement' of college's policy of creating 'work-ready' individuals

George F White gives Newcastle University students insight into renting farms

Northumberland farmer's son Robert Thompson, who works at George F White
Broxfield Farm, near Alnwick, proved the perfect choice for practical demonstrations, featuring a traditional building converted into a classroom

As Sir Alan Beith bows out as Berwick MP, his thoughts on the years ahead

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
Journal columnist Kate Thick talks to retiring Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith on justice, the EU and who really deserves the credit for A1 dualling
The Fit Factor's Claire Watson

Northumberland Fit Factor contestant reveals her fight to shed the pounds

Week Three of the Fit Factor and Clair Watson tells her story as the contestants shape up nicely

Senior North East health figures inspire people to take part in Dry January

A woman drinking a glass of wine
Efforts underway to encourage more people to give up alcohol during January to help improve their health in 2015

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

About Northumberland

All the latest news and information about Northumberland, the northernmost county in England. Known for its stunning North Sea coastline - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and the undeveloped high moorland of the National Park, Northumberland is home to historic castles, Hadrian's Wall, Roman forts and the tidal island of Lindisfarne.

Videos & Photos

Skydancer Hen Harrier

Northumberland film makers take up cause of threatened bird of prey

Pat Reed with son Paul at Thirston House in Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland family home serves up a slice of history

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

 

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