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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
David Cameron with Sir Alan Beith (second left) Julie Porksen (second right) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (right)

The Battle for Berwick: Tories and Lib Dems neck-and-neck in race for election

Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth takes a look at how things are shaping up in the North East's key marginal seat

North East MPs vote against Trident nuclear deterrent scheme

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell
Two North East MPs were among a small group of English MPs who voted against Trident in a Commons debate

Paul Benneworth: It's tough sticking to my 2015 New Year's Resolution

Journal columnist Paul Benneworth discusses the difficulty of sticking to his promise to always be positive about the North East this year

West Denton pool

North Country Leisure becomes subsidiary of UK's largest not-for-profit leisure firm

Formed in the 1990s, both GLL and NCL have strong reputations in developing and delivering high quality leisure activities

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

NBA welcomes Red Tractor meeting on proposed assurance changes

Chris Mallon, chief executive of the NBA
Northumberland-based members' organisation seeks clarity over impact of new rules
Bring Back Borstal

Denise Robertson: Never mind a TV series about Borstal - let's see its ideas implemented for real

Journal columnist and TV agony aunt Denise Robertson on the Northumberland-set TV series about Borstal and the lessons it has for us

Paul Benneworth: It's tough sticking to my 2015 New Year's Resolution

Journal columnist Paul Benneworth discusses the difficulty of sticking to his promise to always be positive about the North East this year

NEI Restaurant Week is back and it's on course to be a winner

Chef's Academy at Newcastle College
For the first time Newcastle College students will be adding to the culinary treats on offer with week-long specials at their own restaurant
A woman drinking a glass of wine

Senior North East health figures inspire people to take part in Dry January

Efforts underway to encourage more people to give up alcohol during January to help improve their health in 2015

North East set to establish itself at forefront of NHS international volunteering

Brenda Longstaff and Nurse Paul Smith both of Rake Lane Hospital
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust secures £25,000 to expand its award-winning international volunteering work

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

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

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

The home of Denise and Crispian Strachan at Clifton near Morpeth

Property gallery and video: Victorian love of space and style near Morpeth

Tragic Bailey Brown, 11, from Alnwick in Northumberland

Family of Bailey Brown from Alnwick pay loving tribute after Christmas Eve death

Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle

Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle set to end 50 years of biking



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