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Plenty to discuss at annual forum for Northumberland businesses

Brexit, Scottish independence and transport infrastructure were among the talking points as the region’s business lobby group held its annual review in Northumberland.

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Duchess's Community High School careers day.
 Lindsey Finnie of Pure Fishing talks to pupils Josh McDonald, Aimee Anderson and Erin Murray.
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Careers event hailed a success by school and companies alike

A major careers event took place at Alnwick’s high school last week, organised by a firm whose aim is to help every young person become the best at whatever they want to be.

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Pet Shop Boys, who were to perform at the Festival on the Wall.

New Northumberland music festival cancelled

A new music festival, which was due to take place in Northumberland this summer, has been cancelled due to ‘significant operational challenges’.

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Thieves steal Land Rover from Northumberland estate

Thieves stole a green Land Rover Defender from an industrial estate in North Sunderland.

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Lucy backs new Alnwick Ladies’ team

Lucy backs new Alnwick Ladies’ team

Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze kindly donated a signed England shirt to recognise the significance of Alnwick Town Ladies first match.

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Junior Harriers help county to second place in Sportshall event

Junior Harriers help county to second place in Sportshall event

A group of 22 Alnwick Harrier Juniors travelled to South Shields to represent Northumberland in the regional Sportshall Athletics competition on Saturday.

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Meg Hillier, chairman of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee.

‘Real concerns over delivery of reliable scheme’, says MP

Concerns have been raised about whether allowing councils to retain 100 per cent of business rates income will meet its goals of promoting self-sufficiency and supporting economic growth.

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Seahouses lifeboat crew carried out the most rescues in Northumberland in 2016.

RNLI figures show increase for Northumberland lifeboat crews

Northumberland’s lifeboat crews were called out 116 times last year, which represents a 13 per cent rise compared to 2015.

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Reggie Beech Williams and Poppie Beech Williams with Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP. Picture by Simon Williams

Bamburgh holiday park’s £300k amenities upgrade

New £300,000-backed leisure amenities at a Bamburgh holiday park have been unveiled by a family-run firm which is proud of its place in Northumberland’s tourism market.

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A fearsome dragon is among the new attractions.at Alnwick Castle

New fire-belching dragon adds to Alnwick Castle’s allure

Alnwick Castle opens its great doors once more on Friday to reveal a spellbinding new season and an action-packed programme of events for 2017.

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EU and UK flags together

Pro-EU group to sing for Europe in Alnwick tomorrow

Angels for Europe will be singing never-before-heard versions of Ode to Joy in Alnwick tomorrow to celebrate that the UK is still a member of the EU.

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More than 1,000 people marched from Morpeth town centre to County Hall in February to protest against the plans.  Picture by Jane Coltman.

Call-in for proposals at important town sites

Opponents of controversial plans in an area of Morpeth have spoken of their delight after they were called-in by the Government.

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Ronald Hood, of Ron's Taxis, who is retiring.

Wooler taxi driver retires after 15 years

A north Northumberland taxi driver is retiring this week, but his firm is set to continue under new ownership, meaning business as usual.

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Burgham Trials hit by ground conditions

Burgham Trials hit by ground conditions

The first Burgham International Horse Trials of 2017 were unfortunately abandoned at the weekend due to ground conditions.

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North Sunderland end league season with win

North Sunderland end league season with win

North Sunderland finished their NNL league season on a winning note at the weekend by beating Shilbottle.

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Tony Rutherford, of Trainbase Ltd, at the new, purpose-built centre for professional construction training.

New Northumberland construction training centre nears completion

A new, purpose-built centre for professional construction training is nearing completion in Northumberland.

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Creative minds invited to tell the Story of the North

The team behind the Great Exhibition of the North has unveiled an opportunity to develop creative content as part of one of England’s biggest events in 2018.

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Locals protesting against the closure of St Mary's CE Middle School in Belford.
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Reprieve for under-threat middle school in Northumberland

The middle school in Belford, which was facing the axe later this year, will now stay open while options for the future are considered.

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Violinist Gina’s back by popular demand

Following her triumphant recital for Alnwick Music Society in February, Gina McCormack returns to the town to join the Northumbria Sinfonietta at the beginning of next month.

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Emphatic victory lifts Alnwick to within a point of third place

Emphatic victory lifts Alnwick to within a point of third place

Alnwick RFC 46-0 Huddersfield

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