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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
Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of TT2

If we don't get our infrastructure right we risk wasting the opportunity our region has been given

Tyne Tunnel boss Rachel Turnbull says that whatever way the North East is governed our ambitions must be matched by our infrastructure

Northumberland campaigners 'cautiously' welcome new energy secretary's windfarm pledge

Amber Rudd arriving in Downing Street the day Prime Minister David Cameron announces his new Cabinet
Miss Rudd has pledged to pass a law to end subsidies to wind farm operators in Northumberland and give more powers to local communities fighting plans

Hilton Dawson pens open letter to new Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Anne-Marie Trevelyan winning
Former MP Hilton Dawson, who lives in the Berwick constituency, writes an open letter to its new MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Stephane Catherine of Ubisoft

Journal fund has created thousands of jobs around the North East

The Let’s Grow Fund has invested £30m and either created or safeguarded more than 3,500 jobs

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

An oil rig in the North Sea
Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham
Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists

Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists: Show Me The Money at the NGCA, Summer Streets and Sunderland Stages

Singing in the streets, finding new places to perform and charting the art history of finance caught the eye of the judges in Sunderland

Monday Interview: Ben Crosby, director, catering equipment suppliers Crosbys

Ben Crosby
From golf course to warehouse, Ben Crosby takes us behind the curtain of a North East family business

SCA partners with Gateshead College for the training of 41 apprentices

From left, SCA training officer Ian Callender, Barbara Wilson from Gateshead College and apprentice Callum Young
Cultivating young manufacturing talent is crucial to workforce development, says SCA training officer Ian Callender
The Fit Factor's Claire Watson

Northumberland Fit Factor contestant reveals her fight to shed the pounds

Week Three of the Fit Factor and Clair Watson tells her story as the contestants shape up nicely

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

A woman drinking a glass of wine
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

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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Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists

Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists: Show Me The Money at the NGCA, Summer Streets and Sunderland Stages

Culture Awards North East Museum of the Year finalists: The 1940s Farm at Beamish, Stand Up for Woodhorn and Wor Life 1914-18

Culture Awards 2014 Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists

Culture Awards Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists: Simpsons Malt and BVA; PoT and Various Partners, and Northern Stars and Intu Eldon Square and Intu MetroCentre



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