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First phase of £2.5m Alnwick development nears completion

The first phase of a £2.5million housing scheme in Alnwick is close to completion with more than 60 per cent of the development already sold.

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The scene at the house fire in Lucker.

LUCKER FIRE UPDATE: Investigations continue

Police and fire officers are continuing to investigate yesterday’s fatal house fire in Lucker.

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The County Hall site in Morpeth where the land is being sold for development.

No slowing down on County Hall move and land sale

A motion to delay the finalisation of contracts for the County Hall move and the sale of the site in Morpeth was voted down yesterday afternoon.

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The opening of the Beau Monde Spa in Lucker.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Spa wins regional award four months after opening

A beauty salon and spa in north Northumberland which opened just four months ago has taken home a prestigious regional award.

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Elves causing lots of mischief in homes before Christmas arrives

Squirting ketchup on the wall, wrapping an entire bathroom in paper and scribbling over a picture canvas – naughty elves have been causing mischief in people’s homes.

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

Opportunity for hospitals to help smokers quit

Hospitals in the North East are making progress to help people quit smoking, but will need to play a greater role in the future to reduce pressure on wards and bed spaces.

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Alnmouth Christmas Lights 2016
 Choir Practice
 Picture byTerry Collinson

Christmas cheer comes to villages

The Christmas lights were switched on in Alnmouth, Wooler, Beadnell and Hadston during well-attended ceremonies.

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Inside of the shop.

Shop holds late-night opening

An Alnwick shop is holding a late-night shopping event to celebrate a recent revamp.

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Police officers and Forestry Commission staff taking part in the operation.

Operation Checkpoint chalks up another success

Scores of police officers and volunteers took part in a major crackdown on rural criminals last night.

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Val and Annie Burn.

Bravery medal arrives after veteran’s death

It was a proud moment. World War Two hero Val Burn found out that he would be honoured with a medal for his bravery during the bitter Arctic convoys. But sadly, the veteran never got the chance to see it.

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Chief Constable of Northumbria Police Steve Ashman . Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumbria Police praised in two HMIC reports

Northumbria Police has been rated as good in the latest HMIC inspection on legitimacy, published today.

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The farm buildings at Gloster Hill, which are set to be replaced with new homes.

Contentious housing bid given green light

Controversial plans for more than 40 new homes in Amble were given the go-ahead this week, despite local concerns over flooding and road safety.

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The ongoing roadworks in Alnmouth.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnmouth one-way system set to start

A year-long trial of a one-way system in Alnmouth will start tomorrow.

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Body found in search for missing Amble woman

Police officers searching for missing Amble woman Rosemarie O'Keefe found a woman's body in the Amble area in the early hours of this morning.
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Alex Watson.

Parents’ tribute to Bamburgh man: ‘We were proud to call him son’

The distraught parents of a 30-year-old man who died suddenly have spoken of their shock and devastation at losing their only child, admitting: ‘Our world has fallen apart’.

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LUCKER FIRE LATEST: The moment a shocked villager saw house engulfed in flames, plus a video of the scene

A shocked resident of Lucker has spoken of the moment he saw the house blaze that is thought to have killed two people early this morning.
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Alnwicky performed at the Christmas market in Alnwick.

Shoppers kept it local for events

Traders celebrated jingling tills at the weekend, with the fourth Small Business Saturday and Christmas market initiative in Alnwick being hailed as the best ever.

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Heritage tourism helps the economy

New research reported in Heritage Counts 2016 shows the importance of heritage for building pride and vision in a place and generating nearly £500million into the regional economy.

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