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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Neal Younger from Synergy Radio, Richard Pyle and Will Rogers

Newbiggin history available at the click of a button

Information about hundreds of historic sites and buildings in Northumberland’s most heavily-populated area has been made available at the push of a button

Opening of a new premises for vets Robson and Prescott in Morpeth

Expansion completed by Morpeth vets group

Robson and Prescott veterinary practice in Morpeth has completed the second phase of its re-location and expansion

Rio Tinto's Joanne Hannay (centre) with (l-r) Dawn Watts, Bill Tarbit, Andrew Gooding and Melanie Dennis

Alcan legacy fund gives businesses £53,000 grant

Rio Tinto Alcan's legacy fund has given three Lynemouth businesses a boost with a £53,000 development grant

Fire fighters at the scene in Trident Drive, Blyth where roofs were struck by lightning

Lightning sets Northumberland houses on fire

Two families in Blyth had a lucky escape after a lightning strike caused a fire to break out in their homes

Trevor Walker from the RSPCA, prepares to release the female swan

Crossbow attack swan returned to River Lyne

A female swan who survived death after being shot with a crossbow in Lynemouth, Northumberland, has been returned to the river

A PCSO emptying a bottle of alcohol confiscated from an underage drinker

Crackdown on alcohol disorder promised in Ashington

Powers which allow police officers to stop people from drinking alcohol in public have been used 40 times so far this year in a Northumberland town

Alnwick Garden volunteers being presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Alnwick Garden volunteers are presented with Queen’s Award

A dedicated band of volunteers who help run one of the region’s leading visitor attractions have been presented with a royal honour

The official opening of the new Morrisons store in Morpeth

New Morrisons store in Morpeth is a cut above

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held yesterday at the opening of the new Morrisons superstore in Morpeth

Pupils from Chantry School at the Meldon Park garden

Morpeth pupils’ salad days aid young people in need

Pupils at Chantry Middle School in Morpeth have been enjoying their own taste of the Good Life by tending the vegetable plot on Meldon Park estate

Tommy Charlton and Billy Harris with the miners 'tub' in Newbiggin by the Sea

Northumberland man salutes Newbiggin's pit past

A retired mineworker has dug deep into his own pocket to ensure that his former pit town has a fitting memorial to its proud industrial past

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