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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
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Newcastle and North East to join 'cabinet for England' under Labour Government

Labour leader Ed Miliband is pledging new laws to bring home rule to English regions - and encouraging them to create elected mayors

Jonathan Arnott: UKIP is here to stay because we have proved it over a long period

Candidate for the European Parliment Jonathan Arnott, at the Sage, Gateshead
UKIP North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says critics who say the party will slip back have misunderstood how it rose so far in the first place

UK fly-grazing bill wins approval at second reading

Julian Sturdy MP's private member's bill on fly-grazing of horses has passed its second reading in the House of Commons
Moves are under way to tackle the problem of horses being left on other people's land, raising safety and welfare concerns
NFU vice president Guy Smith

Government needs robust IT system to ease CAP transition, says NFU

Members' organisation will hold workshops throughout the North East, seeking the views of farmers and offering advice on changes

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington
Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

Ashington onesie firm creates 'suitsie' for relaxed but business-like worker

From left, All-in-One Company director Kate Dawson, cutter and pattern maker Steve Tulett and head of sales and marketing Rachel Lister
The All-in-One Company, in Ashington, has produced a new clothing range offering cosy all-one-one suits and tuxedos
Primary school pupils during a lesson

Tables reveal how many applications were made to each school across the North East

New figures show how the "race for a place" at state schools in the North East shaped up in 2014

Slaley First School pupils embrace 'forest school' status at luxury hotel

Lara Johnston, 8, left, and Charlotte Wilson, 8, from Slaley Primary School, in the outdoor classroom in the grounds of Slaley Hall
Pupils at Slaley First School are using the grounds of a luxury hotel to bring subjects to life

Hexham MP Guy Opperman says apprenticeships should pay more

MP Guy Opperman, with apprentice Jade Scott, at the Fuse Media Centre at Prudhoe High School
Conservative says North East teens should be offered £3.79 an hour, like other 16-17-year-olds, to make career path attractive
A photo to illustrate mental health problems

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

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

Northumberland dance scheme is helping to keep pensioners on the move

Emma Dunn and her dance class do an interactive session for the residents of Abbeyfield Care Home in Alnwick.
A new dance programme in Northumberland is helping older people keep both physically and mentally active

Sir Bobby Charlton takes leading role in funding research into amputee limb growth

Sir Bobby Charlton
The £60m international project aims for biological regeneration of lost limbs through stem cell technology

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 new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The cast of Lord of the Flies, rehearse at Heaton Manor School

Final rehearsals for first-time dancers starring in The Lord of the Flies at Newcastle Theatre Royal

The home of Tony and Anne Lapping in Corbridge, Northumberland

Property gallery: Corbridge couples home is a grand design for life



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