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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
Moya and Keith Burn from Seghill who lost a small fortune on a pub they used to run

Hexham land lady blames pub chain for ending a dream

The former boss of the Coach and Horses says artificially high alcohol prices forced her out

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment
PMC Pharmaceuticals shareholders Paul Healey and Paul McCourt with UNW corporate finance manager Mark Simpson

PMC Pharmaceuticals to create 25 jobs following six-figure finance deal

Cramlington's PMC Pharmaceuticals have secured funding from the North East Growth Plus Fund

Northumberland-based Osbit Power reveals 450% growth

OSBITs latest intake of graduate engineers
North East engineering firm Osbit Power has revealed a huge growth in turnover for the last year as profits went up from £21,000 to £1.4m

Regional suppliers win £470,000 in contracts to aid Banks Mining move

Banks Mining
The move will enable the coal to be taken out of the area where the compound formerly stood over the coming months
Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

Who has the best small business in the North East?

Business awards at the Hilton small biz award, Mark Dolder left and Ian Armstrong
North East Business Awards will recognise excellent in companies large and small

Tables reveal how many applications were made to each school across the North East

Primary school pupils during a lesson
New figures show how the "race for a place" at state schools in the North East shaped up in 2014
A photo to illustrate mental health problems

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

Figures on mental health detentions on admission to hospital show the North East has the second highest rate in the country

Northumberland dance scheme is helping to keep pensioners on the move

Emma Dunn and her dance class do an interactive session for the residents of Abbeyfield Care Home in Alnwick.
A new dance programme in Northumberland is helping older people keep both physically and mentally active

Sir Bobby Charlton takes leading role in funding research into amputee limb growth

Sir Bobby Charlton
The £60m international project aims for biological regeneration of lost limbs through stem cell technology

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.

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Property gallery: Alnmouth home provides the perfect seaside retreat

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

Northumberland County Council looking to scrap 300 acres of greenbelt around Ponteland, MP claims



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