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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 singers from Hawick bring Scottish fervour to Berwick

How Berwick looked to history as Scots went to the polls

Berwick's annual film festival is attracting thousands to the town as it looks ahead to a changing political landscape

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell calls for regional assembly after no vote

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell
Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell has called for a regional assembly on the back of the no vote on Scottish independence

Scottish Independence: Clock ticking as border residents give votes and views

Chris McAleese at Bannockburn Polling Station, as voters go to the polls in the Scottish Referendum.
In the final hours of the Scottish Independence vote, we head to the borders to talk to those on both sides of the divide
Craig McLeod

Business Interview: Craig McLeod founder and director of Annitsford-based Naljets

Swapping comfortably between the quiet confines of the boardroom and being struck by lightning at 40,000 ft is all in a day's work for Craig McLeod, as Tom Keighley discovers

Would-be tenant farmers in Northumberland to receive coaching from the NFU

A rural farming scene
Agricultural body offers advice for those interested in securing mixed arable/livestick farms and developing upland farming businesses

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park
Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK
School pupils sitting their exams

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

The Government, along with the Future Leaders Trust, is aiming to recruit talented leaders to transform challenging schools in deprived areas

North East schools forced to divert money to cover shortfall on free school meals

Children at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-le-Street enjoy their free school meals
North schools divert money from other budgets to ensure the Government's promise of free school meals can be delivered

North East children exceed national expectations at Key Stage Two

First school children in class
Children in the North East are outperforming the rest of the country by the time they leave primary school, new figures show
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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The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Anna Hedworth AKA The Grazer for her food blog and the queen of pop-up restaurants- has just opened her own Cafe. The Cook House, in two shipping containers in the Ouseburn Valley

New café named 'Cook House' pops up in Newcastle's Ouseburn

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on



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