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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
Conservative MP Guy Opperman

North East can win if councils work together, says MP Guy Opperman

Speaking to The Journal at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Mr Opperman, Tory MP for Hexham, also insisted the party had policies which benefitted the North East

Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan 'very optimistic' of A1 dualling announcement

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Would be MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said she is "optimistic" of an imminent announcement that the A1 is to be fully dualled through Northumberland

Peter Troy: People are now talking about the Barnett Formula and the West Lothian question

A general view at the border between Scotland and England just north of Berwick-upon-Tweed
Journal columnist Peter Troy says the structures for true democracy  are already in place - but they badly need updating for the 21st century
35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Prezzo creates new jobs with Newcastle city centre opening

Outside Prezzo restaurant, giving a guide as to how the Newcastle venue will look
Prezzo Newcastle will be the firm's second in the North East, joining its popular venue in Cramlington's Manor Walks Shopping Centre which opened last year

Bernicia Group gets go-ahead to transform a former Northumberland hospital

An artist's impression of the new development in Ashington
The former Ashington Hospital site is to be redeveloped by the Bernicia Group
Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

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

Primary school children played Vivaldi's Autumn for the acclaimed musician who was on Tyneside for a concert at Sage Gateshead

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle
Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

North East urged to capitalise on programme to recruit talented school leaders

School pupils sitting their exams
The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas
Katie Stanton has Multiple Sclerosis and has been part of a clinical trial in Newcastle

North East Multiple Sclerosis patients to benefit from pioneering drug trialled 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

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

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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35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Award winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom visiting Hawthorn primary school Newcastle with children from the schools symphony orchestra updated

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

Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

 

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