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Devolution deal back on for North of Tyne?

A devolution deal for the North East could be back on – but only involving Northumberland and the two other authorities which backed it earlier this month.

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General Mills' Jus-Rol factory on the Tweedside Trading Estate

Production ends at Northumberland factory

Production has stopped at the Jus-Rol pastry factory in Tweedmouth ahead of its closure later this autumn.

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New commission set up after collapse of North East devolution deal

A North East Devolution Commission has been founded to explore ideas for the region’s future following the collapse of the devolution deal.

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Scheduled roadworks for the north east

Scheduled roadworks for the north east

Planned roadworks in the North East – summary for Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October 2016

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Lambing. Picture by Jane Coltman.

A surprising method for successful lambing

“What did you do at work today?” is always an interesting question to ask a vet. The job is so varied that you can never be quite sure what the answer will be.

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An Openreach engineer at work.

Openreach recruits another 45 North East engineers and apprentices

BT’s network business Openreach has announced the completion of another recruitment drive in the North East, with some of the latest recruits based in Ashington, Blyth and Berwick.
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Alnwick-baed MSP and William Hackett have sponsored Alnwick Rugby Club for another season.

Firms’ try-ific support

Two Alnwick-based businesses have announced that they are sponsoring Alnwick Rugby Club for another season.

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Doddington Moor looking north.

Plans for huge new forest in Northumberland are revealed

A proposal to plant more than 600,000 trees to create the largest new private-sector woodland in England for more than 20 years has been officially launched.

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Britain's Michael Whitaker, riding Cassionato, competes in the equestrian jumping competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

The best of care for our equine Olympians

It was a great privilege to be selected as one of the equestrian vets to travel to Rio and assist with the care of the horses at this year’s Olympics.

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From left: Rebecca Davies, new business development manager for Punch; Chris Hume, publican of the newly-refurbished Tavern Steakhouse and Lodge, Fenkle Street, Alnwick; Mayor of Alnwick Bill Grisdale; and Simon Lynch, partner development manager for Punch.

Pub lands accreditation for its real-ale offer

The licensees of the Market Tavern steakhouse and pub in Alnwick are celebrating this week after scooping a prestigious award for the quality of their beer.

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Repairs are due to take place on Holy Islands causeway next month.

Causeway repairs attempt to resolve standing-water issue

Long-awaited work that will remove standing water from Holy Island’s tidal causeway is scheduled to take place next month.

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Claimant count rises through the county

The number of people claiming benefits in Northumberland has increased, compared to this time last year.

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Robson Green on Bamburgh beach in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle where he forages in the rock pools for seaweed and limpets. Picture courtesy of ITV

Economic boost for Northumberland after visitor rise

New figures reveal that almost 10million people visited Northumberland in 2015, pumping £816million into the area’s economy – and tourism bosses believe this year’s figures can be even better.

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New operator sought for rural bus service in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is working to save a rural bus service following confirmation that Spirit Buses is to cease trading in the Coquet Valley.

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