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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
Commons leader William Hague speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border.

Government must press on with English votes for English laws to fight 'injustice', Hexham MP Guy Opperman has said

Speaking in the House of Commons, MP for Hexham Guy Opperman said people in Northumberland are keen to see constitutional change

George Osborne signals he will press for a North East mayor under devolution deal

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
Chancellor said mayor would mean empowered local government held to account but Labour figures accuse Tory of trying to shift the devolution agenda

Hilton Dawson: This is the time to bring challenge and change to the North East

Hilton Dawson
Journal columnist Hilton Dawson draws on his own successful campaigns to become an MP to find new lessons for the North East in election year
The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014

Six reasons why companies should enter the North East Business Awards

Previous winners explain how awards help them in terms of prestige, morale and getting ahead

Ashington firm The All-in-One Company looks to Europe for further expansion

Kate Dawson, director at The All-In-One Company
The All-in-One Company's fourth biggest market is Germany - prompting the creation of a German website to increase sales

500 jobs to be created following £5m investment in Alnwick headquartered home builder Cussins

Peter Cussins, executive chairman of North East housebuilder Cussins, left, with his son and chief executive of the business, Jabin Cussins updated
Alnwick-headquartered home builder Cussins seeks to build 300 houses a year for the next four years
Nick Barnes, left, and Wes Johnson of Askham Bryan College

New senior posts at growing Askham Bryan College

Campus principal for Cumbria and the North will be supported by new director of the North East

Deaf sign language tutor from Ashington launches training start-up

Debbie Jervis
Debbie Jervis decided to go it alone after a career hiatus to care for her terminally ill mother

Bernard Trafford: Was I there for the 1970s? I don't think I'm quite sure...

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond
Newcastle headteacher and Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on why he's forsaken a midlife crisis in favour of a nice cup of tea
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.

Videos & Photos

A Christmas food tasting test

Sweet Christmas fare put to the Taste test

From left, Richard Means from award sponsor, Strutt & Parker, with Lucinda and Tom Richardson and Giles Brandreth

Northumberland farm business Wheelbirks Parlour wins national award

Gemma Little of Amble who is fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society after losing her mum Ann to the disease

Amble woman talks frankly about dealing with her mother's dementia



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