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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
Matt Ridley

North East peers launch attack on Government farming policies

Viscount Ridley leads call for an end to wasteful public subsidy for organic farms

Northumberland peer gets award from right-wing think tank

Viscount Ridley
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
Matt Ridley

North East peers launch attack on Government farming policies

Viscount Ridley leads call for an end to wasteful public subsidy for organic farms

SITS Group reveal record annual turnover

Chairman Geoff Hodgson, Russell Henderson, Phil Cambers, Paul Watson, Kevin Almond, Paul Rutherford
The Cramlington-based cloud tech specialists SITS Group say a cross sector client base has helped growth

Firms help to stage space and engineering expo

Hirst Park Middle School students Ben and Caitlin, alongside Trevor Swann, director of strategy and standards at Ashington Learning Partnership with Dr Kierann Shah from the National Space Academy and Nicole Sergeant, STEM learning co-ordinator with ALP.
North East businesses helped hundreds of children to explore the worlds of space and engineering
Hirst Park Middle School students Ben and Caitlin, alongside Trevor Swann, director of strategy and standards at Ashington Learning Partnership with Dr Kierann Shah from the National Space Academy and Nicole Sergeant, STEM learning co-ordinator with ALP.

Firms help to stage space and engineering expo

North East businesses helped hundreds of children to explore the worlds of space and engineering

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Leslie and Harry Hume
Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.
Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils
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.

Videos & Photos

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

James Andrew Smithson (pictured with his family), of Benwell, was awarded the military medal for bravery

Your World War One Heroes: See the third gallery and send your family's story

Alma Grant nee McNay, of Bearpark, fell in love with the soldier she nursed

Your World War One Heroes: See the second gallery and send your family's story

 

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