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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
Chancellor George Osborne

George Osborne: We want to create 50,000 more jobs in the North East

The Chancellor George Osborne outlines his long term economic plan for the North East in an exclusive piece

North East pay has dropped by £30-a-week since 2010 - Northern TUC

Northern Region TUC Secretary Beth Farhat
It comes as more than 4,000 North East families still rely on housing benefit to make ends meet as their income is so low

NFU appoints Samantha Davies as new county adviser

The NFUs new specialist adviser for farmers in Northumberland and North Durham, Samantha Davies
Samantha Davies, who farms in Ponteland, has taken over from Richard Potts who now works as a European Policy Adviser
NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

The great and the good of the region's business community gathered to see 12 firms, including AAF. win trophies.

North East Charolais breeders return triumphant from Stirling Bull Sales

Burradon Insomniac, who sold for 16,000gns at the Stirling Bull Sales
Northumberland farmers Chris Curry, Alan Lawson and the Campbell family enjoy success at world famous event

Northumberland woman launches cottage tweed business

The Northumbrian Tweed Company products
The Northumbrian Tweed Company grew out of Susanne Hume's hobby and sees her fit work around childcare
Mark Hatton, from Ernst and Young

Business Interview: Mark Hatton, EY, in Newcastle

Mark Hatton makes a mockery of the stuffy accountant stereotype, as Tom Keighley finds out in unusual surroundings

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

Children at school raising their hands
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland

North East sales top £10m at Turner and Townsend

Durham University's world-renowned Business School which was redeveloped with input from Turner & Townsend
Turnover at Turner and Townsend is set to rise this coming financial year - and 75% of the budgeted figure is covered by forward orders
A woman drinking a glass of wine

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

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

North East mental health detentions among the highest in England

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

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

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

Eldon Leisure redevelopment, behind the scenes as work commences

Eldon Leisure Centre: First pictures of how £3m refurbishment work is going

Macy's NYC created in Lego at the exhibition at Woodhorn Museum

North East landmarks recreated in Lego as resurgence goes from strength to strength



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