REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.

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Amended constituencies proposed for Northumberland

A new proposed arrangement for the electoral map in Northumberland has been revealed today, although it still features a reduction from four constituencies to three.

Jordan ODonnell

Man jailed following fatal collision in Northumberland

A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving last month has been sentenced to six years in prison today.

Ross Willson will perofrm as Blue Rose Code at St Cuthbert's House

Blue Rose Code back for another concert

Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, who is currently enjoying media attention in anticipation of his upcoming album release, is set to play a house-concert in Seahouses.

Thomas Wright, chairman of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police ACC Rachel Bacon and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther.

Emergency services join forces for Bonfire campaign

Emergency services across Northumberland, Tyneside and Wearside are joining forces in the hope that this year’s Bonfire period is one of the safest on record.


WATCH: Alnwick pupils learn CPR on Restart a Heart Day

Pupils at the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick have been learning CPR today – Restart a Heart Day.

Willowburn instructors Morag Donoghue, Hannah Forster, Emma Clark, Joanna Packard and Jacqui Wallace.
 Picture by Jane Coltman.

More to do at Alnwick sports centre

There are plenty of new things going on at Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre.

Shoplifting offences in 2016-17.

More than 13,000 shoplifting offences in Northumbria force area

Northumbria Police reported 13,070 shoplifting offences in 2016-17, the sixth highest out of the 43 police forces across England and Wales.

Northern Gas Networks

Community fund open for bids

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has this month launched its annual £50,000 Community Promises Fund to support local communities across the north.

County Hall in Morpeth.

Council staff shortlisted for two awards

Northumberland County Council has been shortlisted in two categories in this year’s Dynamites Awards, which recognise skill in the IT and technology sector.

Northumberland Gazette latest

No wills for nearly 60% of parents

More than half of parents from the North East with children under 18 have made no will, a survey has revealed.

Coun Wayne Daley

Working together for best outcomes

Two professional networking events were held in Alnwick and Berwick last week to raise awareness of the services and support available to help young children and families in need.

Damien Willcock

Appeal for missing Northumberland man

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing Northumberland man.

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

Rebecca and Ellie Allan with their cricket medals.

Sweet success in sport and music

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steal Flyers, continues his weekly diary.


Can you offer Bubbles a loving new home?

The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog-rescue charity, SHAK.

Planning notices submitted to council

Planning notices submitted to council

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council.

Save seeds from dipsacum fullonum. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Save seeds to enjoy sweeter crop success

Saving seeds of plants – vegetable or ornamental – that have served you well this year is something to consider before they go in the autumn clear-up.

Not about Heroes will be on stage at Alnwick Playhouse

Powerful drama of war and friendship

A Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War I poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon will be coming to Alnwick Playhouse this month.

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One of the new flashing speed signs in Belford.

New flashing speed signs in Belford

Two new flashing speed signs have been installed at two key entrances into Belford following concerns raised by residents over a number of years.

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