How we use Cookies


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
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

Families slam government for reluctance to back safety ruling

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

Food bank referrals in the North East rise 463% in one year

One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks
The scale of food poverty in the North East was laid bare today by figures which show food bank referrals have almost quintupled in a single year
JT Dove managing director Steve Robinson, left, at the Hetton branch with branch manager Paul Frost

Builders' merchants JT Dove see sales rise 18%

Directors at builders’ merchants JT Dove have announced a profit share payout to loyal staff after posting an 18% increase in sales

Oil NRG invests in new tankers for North East market

Jeremy Royle of Oil NRG Ltd, which has invested in two new tankers to meet growing demand in the North East
Stokesley's company has invested in two new road tankers and employed two additional drivers

Startups competition launched by Thinking Digital

Herb Kim
A competition to root out the move innovative ideas has been launched by organisers of the North East’s answer to TED
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



Dan Warburton
Chief News Reporter
David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Adrian Pearson
Regional Affairs Correspondent
Angela Upex
Head of Business
Mark Douglas
Chief Sports Writer
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer