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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
Paul Woolston

North East to appoint jobs creation chief - but only on a short term basis

Long search for chief executive of North East Local Enterprise Partnership to continue after interim appointment

Chancellor backs North Sea gas and oil but is criticised for failing to tackle infrastructure

George Osborne sits down after delivering his Budget statement to the House of Commons
Labour react as George Osborne makes his final Budget before the General Election

Journal to hold debate on devolution for the North East

Grey's Monument stands out in the Newcastle City Centre skyline
Breakfast event will bring together experts from the political and business worlds to debate greater powers for the region
Brothers and business partners, Oliver and Harry Vaulkhard (left and right) and Sintons Partner Christopher Welch (middle)

Vaulkhard Group Ltd formed as brothers merge leisure businesses to drive expansion plans

Vaulkhard Group owns a number of pubs and bars on Tyneside and Northumberland, as well as having a property portfolio

Business Interview: Marcus Clinton, principal of Northumberland College

Northumberland College Principal Marcus Clinton
Marcus Clinton's role as principal at Northumberland College is seeing him at the centre of efforts to plug the county’s skills gap. And he's opened a zoo, as Graeme Whitfield finds out

Cramlington manufacturer Copperchase Ltd secures $6m contract in Southern Iraq

Crosland Park in Cramlington
The Cramlington firm used a £200,000 loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund to secure a performance bond needed to land the deal
Red squirrel watch near Wooler, Northumberland

Northumberland school stages red squirrel musical

Stannington First School will perform Squirrels: The Musical on March 26 in the village's St Mary's Church

New display highlights Northumberland's very own Burrell collection

Left: Ciaro bazaar, from the Berwick Burrell collection; Right: Dancers by Degas, from the Berwick Burrell collection
Berwickshire shipping magnate who bought his first work of art with money given to him for a cricket bat donated hundreds of items

Durham University graduate will give talk on Richard III grave discovery

Dr Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the Greyfriars dig
Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III
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

Pat Reed with son Paul at Thirston House in Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland family home serves up a slice of history

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry



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