Rich vein of horror

Children will be treated to spooky stories on a series of ghosts walks later this month.

Children will be treated to spooky stories on a series of ghosts walks later this month.

The walks are at Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum in Upper Weardale, on October 28 and 29. For details call (01388) 537505.

Flat refusal

PLANS to convert a double-glazing shop into four flats are being recommended for refusal.

Developers want to convert the former Craftmaster double glazing shop in Woodhorn Road, Ashington.

Wansbeck councillors will decide on Thursday, but officers say the conversion would lead to over-development of the site.

£50m school bill

PLANS to reorganise schools in Blyth under Northumberland's switch to a two-tier education system will cost £50m, according to a report to Blyth Valley councillors.

The figure includes £23.5m for a proposed academy, which would be paid for by the Government and the proposed sponsor, the Emmanuel Schools Foundation.

The county council's share of the overall costs would be £26.5m.

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