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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Newcastle College student Matthew Otubu celebrates his A-level results

A-level results: Record results for our students

Record numbers of North East students were yesterday celebrating brilliant A-level results as the region bucked the national trend

The Market Place Chapel in Corbridge, Northumberland

Former Northumberland chapel to be turned into cafe

Plans to turn the former Methodist chapel in Corbridge Market Place into a cafe have been given the green light by county councillors

The two ferrets rescued by Newbiggin-by-the-Sea lifeboat

Newbiggin lifeboat rescues pair of ferrets trapped by tide

Two pet ferrets are lucky to be alive after they were trapped by the incoming tide at a Northumberland beach

Jane Heap with mother Sheila Jenkinson at their Newbiggin-by-the-Sea guest house

Newbiggin B&B couple get council support in trading battle

A couple whose seaside bed and breakfast business is under threat because of opposition from neighbours have won the backing of council planning officials

Plans for Morpeth bypass facing a vital test

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A long-awaited, £30m road scheme – which will tackle traffic congestion problems in a Northumberland market town – has reached a significant milestone

Former solicitor Francis Louise Brough

Former solicitor guilty of spitting assault on parents

A former solicitor assaulted her elderly parents by deliberately spitting in their faces during a “heated and abusive” argument over their will

A wind turbine

Do we really want giant a wind farm in Kielder Forest?

Kielder Forest has been earmarked for an up to 100-turbine wind farm by leading green energy company RWE npower renewables

Aerial photo of the Northumberlandia earth sculpture

Welcome from the Goddess: Northumberlandia earth sculpture to get £242,000 visitor centre and cafe

New visitor facilities to be built at the Northumberlandia earth sculpture after major funding secured

Wind turbines in the Northumberland countryside

Cheers as Thropton wind turbine bid is kicked out

The proposal at Thropton faced opposition from residents, parish councils, bosses at nearby Northumberland National Park and the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Emily Ong is helping the orphanage she volunteered at

Ponteland waitress uses £1,000 prize winnings to help African orphanage

When Emily Ong spent a month volunteering at an orphanage for sick and poverty-stricken she was deeply touched by the work of the charity which runs it

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