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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
Wingates wind farm in Northumberland

Future of energy under debate by North East politicians

Representatives of the major parties discuss the future of the energy sector in the North East

Cramlington Town Council leaders accuse rivals of 'playing politics with disability'

In front of the Surveyors House in Cramlington are from left cllrs Barry Flux, John Collins and Wayne Daley
Labour leaders on Cramlington Town Council have accused Conservative rivals of "playing politics with disability" over a house purchase

Multi-million pound plans to shake-up Newcastle's road network come under fire

Newcastle City Council's proposed plans to over-haul city centre roads
Newcastle City Council's proposed multi-million pound transport scheme would lead to the biggest overhaul of the city centre's roads in 30 years
Kylie Minogue at the UK launch of Coca-Cola's bottled water brand, Glaceau Smartwater which contains electrolytes, at the Dairy Art Centre in London.

Morpeth firm's new product launched by Kylie Minogue

New smartwater is latest product to be produced at the Abbeywell plant since its takeover by Coca Cola

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.
We take a sneak peek inside Tiger Hornsby, a week ahead of its official opening

Adderstone Group's £2m Beadnell residential development gets underway

A CGI of the Beadnell development by Adderstone Group
New images have been released by Adderstone Group showing the firm's sought-after Beadnell residential development
Beekeeper Brian Ridley

Beekeeper urges farmers to join Northumberland course

Keeping bees can increase yields and boost the environment, says Northumberland expert

Skills shortage among young people in the North East is more worrying than ever

Young people enrolled in The Prince's Trust programme
Impending 'skills crunch' will stall economic recovery unless the Government and private sector work together, according to The Prince's Trust

Free schools leaving thousands of pupils to be taught in oversize classes, claims MP

A picture of school children in a classroom
Labour MP Ian Mearns blames "free schools" for dramatic increase in North East primary pupils in oversize classes

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

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

More children in the North East are visiting a dentist than before
The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

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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Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

Western Way, Darras Hall

Property gallery: Darras Hall family home offers privacy and seclusion



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