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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Kielder Water

Haven for threatened fish at Kielder Water

A haven for one of Britain’s rarest fish species has been created at Kielder Water amid fears the breed could become extinct in its native Cumbrian habitat

Ricky Ashworth

Berwick Bandits praying Ricky Ashworth makes full recovery

Berwick Bandits' rider Ricky Ashworth, 30, remains unconscious in a specialist neurological ward at Hull Royal Infirmary, after losing control of his bike and hitting a barrier

Morpeth's weekly market will be officially re-launched later this year

Morpeth's Sanderson Arcade is partner in new bid to revamp town's markets

Retail expertise at a flagship £32m shopping centre is being harnessed to help revamp a centuries-old street market in Northumberland

Richard Martin at the Maritime Centre where the diaries are on display

Lifeboat diaries given to the Maritime Centre in Newbiggin

Newbiggin lifeboat coxswain's 150-year-old diaries are donated to to the Maritime Centre in the town

Stoker Frater

Rural crime is falling but still cost the North East £760,000 last year

The war against rural crime is being won – but travelling thieves still cost the North East countryside more than £750,000 last year, according to a new report

The Chantry at Morpeth

Signs of a blunder at Northumberland Council

Northumberland County Council put up signs on the Grade I-listed Chantry in Morpeth without the required listed building consent

Artist's impression of the 100 megawatt biomass power station planned for North Blyth

North Blyth residents praised by Wansbeck MP

People living near the site of a £250m biomass power station to be built in Northumberland have been congratulated by their local MP

Sir Alan Beith

Northumberland farmers get a forum to voice issues to minister

Farmers in Northumberland will have the chance to voice their concerns to the Minister for Agriculture and Food next week

Left to right, Robin Casson, Prof Chris Brink, Grant Davey and Steve Stewart

Newcastle University partnership with council to examine aging

Newcastle University is teaming up with Northumberland County Council to explore the economic benefits of the county's aging population

Peter Jackson of Morpeth Conservative Group

Northumberland free car parking gets a 'boost'

A high court ruling against Barnet Council has sparked fresh calls for free car parking across Northumberland


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