David Black

David Black

Dave Black is our south east Northumberland reporter and is based in Bedlington. He has been with us since 1986.

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Crowds flock to weekend of North East fun

Officials estimated that more than 15,000 people attended the 121st Glendale Show near Wooler in Northumberland yesterday

Two cars collided on a quiet back road between Corbridge and Hexham

Teenager killed in Northumberland car crash

An 18-year-old girl has died after a two-car crash on the A695 road at Dilson between Corbridge and Hexham in Northumberland

Northumberland miners march to Attlee Park in 1963

Former Miners’ Picnic venue to get new lease of life

A former venue in Bedlington for the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic is set to be transformed into a performing arts venue and outdoor amphitheatre

Pupils from St. Thomas More School in Blaydon, open their GCSE results

Were some North East GCSE pupils robbed of grades?

Changes to GCSE exam grade boundaries have sparked fears for some North East school pupils' marks

Ashington Community FC gets fund boost from Alcan

The Alcan legacy fund has awarded AShington Community FC with a £38,750 grant to help improve its pitch

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland

Northumberland Council moves to set a living wage

A living wage policy at Northumberland County Council could bring a £10m boost to local economy says Labour

The Knit and Natter group seek a new home after complaints they use too much space and are noisy

Knit and Natter: Cast-off Cramlington group offered pub home

Women who attend the meetings have been told they will have to move out of Cramlington Library because they take up too much space and are too noisy

Jim Burley

Jim Burley: Ex-parish Pegswood Parish Council chairman charged

Former chairman of Pegswood Parish Council in Northumberland Jim Burley charged with breaching restraining order

Stuart Manley co-owner of Barter Books in Alnwick

Barter Books hits out at EU ruling on Keep Calm phrase

Barter Books, the famous second-hand shop in Alnwick, has failed in their bid to have the EU ruling over the 'Keep Calm' phrase overturned

Memories of Burma still vivid for WWII veterans

Six surviving Second World War veterans have taken part in a reunion to remember VJ Day


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