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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
The A1 road which will benefit from a widening scheme in Gateshead

Government funds new North East infrastructure projects

Treasury mixed up North East and Yorkshire but insists backing is there for the region with twelve projects expected to be completed in 2014-15

Families slam government for reluctance to back safety ruling

From left: Local community guardian Sue Hare, Peter Gibson, Anne Kearney, Vincent Walsh of Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign, resident and Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign member Helena Kettleborough and Residents Association secretary Kay Fletcher at the scene of bike crash which killed 21-year-old Joshua Jarvis
Two families, who lost loved ones while out cycling, have spoken out about new EU rules for safer lorry designs

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

Education Secretary Michael Gove
An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary
Racing at Kelso Racecourse

Border firms invited to network at Kelso Racecourse event

The event - open to businesses in the Borders, Northumberland, Dumfries & Galloway and the Lothians - will be held in the Pavilion Marquee, Kelso Racecourse, between noon and 3pm

North East businessmen shortlisted for entrepreneur award

Paul McEldon
Three leading businessmen from the region have been shortlisted in EY’s North of England Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2014

Region 'must promote Brand North East'

Region 'must promote Brand North East'
The past year has seen many changes in the North East. Tim Evans looks at some key progress and the importance of promoting the region
Education Secretary Michael Gove

Education Secretary to be asked to back North East schools fund

An ambitious plan to turn around under performing schools is being backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and the Education Secretary

Government cash boost for Durham University students

PHD students at Durham University will benefit from the £1.2m Government funding
Durham University has received £1.2 million in Government funding to support PhD students in science and engineering

New CBI director calls on schools and businesses to work together for success

Dianne Sharp, the new leader of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The new regional leader of employers' body, the CBI, has given her support to The Journal's Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign
The Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle

Vulnerable eating disorder patients being 'let down' by NHS

The North East Eating Disorder Action Group has revealed some eating disorder patients have had to travel many miles for treatment

North East patients turned away as GPs face increasing demand for services

Patients asking for an appointment with their GP are being turned away
NHS figures show that 10% of patients who tried to get an appointment in West Newcastle last year were unable to see a GP on the day they wanted

Skin cancer drug not available for new patients in the North East

Karen Verrill, head of Maggies cancer centre at the Freeman Hosptal
Patients with newly diagnosed advanced skin cancer will currently not be able to access a pioneering cancer drug on the NHS

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

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

Biker Paul Green with Grant Anderson and David Kennedy of Newcastle Harley Davidson

Northumberland biker's funeral procession to go ahead thanks to the Journal

Photo issued by the RNLI of the MV Danio, aground after it hit rocks on the Farne Islands

Report slams bosses of ship which ran aground on Farne Islands



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