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Man arrested following an eight hour police stand off in Ashington

Man arrested following an eight hour police stand off in Ashington

Northumbria Police arrested the man at 11.02pm on suspicion of assault after a lengthy stand off in Bowman Square, Ashington

Cramlington mum spared jail for neglecting newborn baby who died in her arms

Cramlington mum spared jail for neglecting newborn baby who died in her arms
Amanda Cole, who ignored warnings not to take drugs and not to sleep with three-week-old Michaela, woke to find her dead

Duke of Northumberland's estates given go-ahead for Warkworth homes on appeal

Duke of Northumberland's estates given go-ahead for Warkworth homes on appeal
The Duke of Northumberland's estates has been given the go-ahead for new homes at Warkworth on appeal

North Shields Juniors football club treasurer jailed for £60,000 fraud

North Shields Juniors football club treasurer jailed for £60,000 fraud
Christopher Streater plundered thousands using a club credit card, leaving hundreds of youngsters without their much-needed new clubhouse

Police cordon off Ashington street as man threatens to hurt himself

Police cordon off Ashington street as man threatens to hurt himself
Northumbria police have sealed off Bowman Square in Ashington after a man threatened to injure himself

Petition to save the Boardwalk Cafe in Whitley Bay fails to sway North Tyneside Council

Petition to save the Boardwalk Cafe in Whitley Bay fails to sway North Tyneside Council
North Tyneside Council will plough on with demolishing The Boardwalk Cafe as campaigners fear lack of consultation on major changes to Whitley Bay

Rail problems expected to continue due to derailed train in Gateshead

Rail problems expected to continue due to derailed train in Gateshead
Hourly train services between Newcastle and Sunderland face disruption after train derails
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Kielder forest is venue for art bus tours to see 20 works

Visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park can enjoy a tour of the forest's artworks by minibus this Sunday

Archaeology probe on cannons ship wreck off Northumberland

Peta Knott with the Tyneside divers
The Farne Islands site will be one of the projects outlined on Saturday at the North East Maritime & Coastal Archaeology conference in Newcastle

New Discovery Museum exhibition tells Tyneside's First World War story

Recruits gather in the Great Hall of The Co-operative Society in Newcastle, now Discovery Museum
When the Lamps Went Out is the title of a new exhibition which opens at Discovery Museum in Newcastle on Saturday and runs until June 28
Stephen McCoy, Councillor Allan Hepple, Keith Loraine and Michael Farr

£5m Alnwick housing scheme gets underway

The groundbreaking ceremony in Alnwick represents the start of construction of 58 new homes

AMA Group eye second manufacturing facility

Paul Watts and Julie Price of the AMA Group in Peterlee
A director at the clothing manufacturer believes the "sky in the limit".

60 jobs created as Port of Blyth and IHC Engineering Business reveal multi-million pound offshore construction project

The two Northumberland businesses have joined forces to supply international oilfield engineers, Petrofac

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Full steam ahead at Newcastle College's Rail Academy for next generation of engineers

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Newcastle firm's 'Attenborough documentaries' help understanding of child development

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