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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

Paul Linford: Dual the A1 and give North East a proper say over transport spending

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The Journal's former political editor Paul Linford says the long-delayed A1 project is an emblem for Whitehall's broken promises

North East Business Executive of the Year shortlists announced

North East Business Executive of the Year Award winners from 2013
The waiting is over - the shortlist of finalists in one of the region's biggest awards is finally unveiled

Billy Elliot playwright Lee Hall brands Newcastle City Council's culture pot 'a white wash'

Playwright Lee Hall
Lee Hall calls the council's £600,000 a year culture investment fund a 'white wash' as council reveals no North East celebrities have offered support

60 jobs created as Port of Blyth and IHC Engineering Business reveal multi-million pound offshore construction project

The two Northumberland businesses have joined forces to supply international oilfield engineers, Petrofac

DNA of North East business landscape revealed in new data anaylsis

CPI & TATA open £5 million research centre at the Teesside Technology Centre, Grangetown
New analysis of Companies House data reveals some surprising traits of the North East business community

Business investor Barrie Hensby backs Journal's Pay Fair campaign

Barrie Hensby, chief executive at NEL Fund Managers
NEL Fund Managers chief executive Barrie Hensby has seen numerous examples of business growth being slowed down by late payments
Lara Johnston, 8, left, and Charlotte Wilson, 8, from Slaley Primary School, in the outdoor classroom in the grounds of Slaley Hall

Slaley First School pupils embrace 'forest school' status at luxury hotel

Pupils at Slaley First School are using the grounds of a luxury hotel to bring subjects to life

Hexham MP Guy Opperman says apprenticeships should pay more

MP Guy Opperman, with apprentice Jade Scott, at the Fuse Media Centre at Prudhoe High School
Conservative says North East teens should be offered £3.79 an hour, like other 16-17-year-olds, to make career path attractive

Award-winning trumpeter Alison Balsom hears the Hawthorn Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated
Primary school children played Vivaldi's Autumn for the acclaimed musician who was on Tyneside for a concert at Sage Gateshead
A car used by Northern Doctors Urgent Care

Calls for transparency after North of Tyne GP out-of-hours bids axed at eleventh hour

Health officials have hit out after clinical commissioning groups halted a near-complete procurement process for GP out of hours services

North East Multiple Sclerosis patients to benefit from pioneering drug trialled in Newcastle

Katie Stanton has Multiple Sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial in Newcastle
New hope offered to patients with Multiple Sclerosis after guidance has been given for a new treatment on the NHS

Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

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

The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life

Nicky Parfitt-Parker of Anderson Garland with valuable marvel comics which are for auction

Newcastle rare comic auction expected to fetch top prices

Dunstanburgh Castle

North East rock sites are some of the best in the UK say geologists



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