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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
Viscount Ridley

Northumberland peer gets award from right-wing think tank

Northumberland peer Matt Ridley wins Institute of Economic Affairs Free Enterprise Award

Councils call for investment along East Coast Main Line

A East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station
North East councils say the British economy could benefit by £9bn if rail services are improved

North East health bosses' 'disgraceful, demoralising' pay rises condemned

Senior members of staff at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust saw their wages rise significantly - while nurses' have stood still
Adrian Dye, Ron Wood, Rob Mullen, Fiona Lutz, Chris Holmes and Michael Smith

New North business Break90 aims to revolutionise golf market

Rob Mullen has already employed four people at Break90, formed following financial backing from two former colleagues

Appointments: Richard Ryan joins Draeger Safety UK Ltd

Blyth-based Dräger has welcomed Richard Ryan to the team
Richard Ryan from Warwick, has joined Blyth-based Dräger, one of the international leaders in safety and medical technology

North East is ahead in race to get £1m of free advertising at Heathrow Airport

Hadrian's Wall
After the first two days of the competition, the North East has more than twice the votes of all the other three regions combined
Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils

Farewell to Michael Gove, the Education Secretary who repeatedly attacked North East schools

Michael Gove
The demotion of Michael Gove could mark a turning point in relations between the Department of Education and North East schools, says Jonathan Walker

North East university applications flatline as national average grows

University students
The North East is falling behind the rest of the country in getting young people to university, new figures show
Glenn Turp, Regional Director of RCN, and Nick Brown MP join the Royal College of Nursing's frontline nurses and health care assistants at they protest outside the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

North East health care staff protest over low pay for NHS employees

Frontline NHS staff protest against the Government's decision not to give a recommended 1% across the board pay rise

Vulnerable eating disorder patients being 'let down' by NHS

The Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle
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

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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