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‘We will be battling a lack of sleep, blisters, 40-foot waves and sharks’

More people have been into space or climbed Everest than have rowed the Atlantic.

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Councillor Kate Cairns standing with her bicycle in Longhoughton where she wants to intoduce advisory cycle lanes.
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20mph traffic-calming proposal for Longhoughton

A traffic-calming proposal which would see a 20mph zone created through the centre of Longhoughton is set to go out for public consultation.

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The crash happened along South Avenue, in Alnwick.

Two-vehicle crash in Alnwick

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash in Alnwick this afternoon.

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Have you seen Jennifer Hillier?

Police appeal for missing Northumberland woman

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 20-year-old Northumberland woman.

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Jeff Watson has been appointed onto Warkworth Harbour Commission.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Harbour Commission appoints new member

A long-standing councillor has been appointed onto Warkworth Harbour Commission (WHC) and has vowed to work for the benefit of the town and the port area.

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Alnwick Playhouse.

Negotiations on community hub in theatre still ongoing

Plans to transform Alnwick Playhouse into a community hub remain on the table, with negotiations between the key parties continuing.

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Cash machine fees could be on the way after bank ATM dispute

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

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Rolls of barbed wire stolen from building in Northumberland

Police have launched an appeal after 20 rolls of Green High Tensile barbed wire were stolen from an outbuilding in Widdrington.

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New figures covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period have shown the busiest time on record for NHS staff across North East hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

Festive period busiest on record for region’s NHS

NHS figures, covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period, show the busiest time on record for NHS staff working across the region’s hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

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Carlo Biagioni, Chairman of Alnwick Chamber of Trade, promotes the Alnwick Raffle with Norry Davie also from the Chamber, Jonathan Park from the Halifax, Anthony Fyfe from the White Swan and Alison Todd from Jobsons of Alnwick.
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Raffle aims to raise funds for Garden Town

A major fund-raising initiative is being held in aid of plans to transform a key area of Alnwick, as part of a grand horticultural vision for the town.

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Amble War Memorial.
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£50,000 precept rise to pay for town projects

Amble Town Council is to up its precept by £50,000, to pay for CCTV, new and improved signage and crucial repairs to the war memorial.

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39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week.
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The Commitments will be at Northumberland Live

Headline act shows commitment to Bedlington

Classic soul songs such as Mustang Sally, Destination Anywhere and In the Midnight Hour will echo around Bedlington this summer as The Commitments are announced as the latest headline act to be featured in the Northumberland Live series of festivals.
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Police issue ‘suspicious vehicle’ warning

Police are urging residents to be on the look out for a vehicle which was being driven suspiciously around the Alnwick area last night.

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Second-hand tyres putting drivers' lives at risk

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old.
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Lorries on the U34 through Detchant.

Complaints continue despite traffic plan

Concerns about the number of lorries travelling on a small rural road through a north Northumberland hamlet continue to be voiced.

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Alnwick Town Council is to take on responsibility for the town's fingerposts.

Precept to rise in Alnwick due to extra costs

Alnwick Town Council voted to increase its precept by close to £23,000 next year – but it will only represent a £9-a-year hike for residents.

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Planning applications before Northumberland County Council.

Committee set to decide on two bids for housing

One outline scheme for new homes in a Northumberland village looks set to get the go-ahead next week, while another is likely to be refused.

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Amble Little Shore.

£10,000 cash boost for two Northumberland towns

Two Northumberland towns have each received a £10,000 cash boost, as part of plans to revitalise the Great British coast.

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Alan Nixon with Leonie, outside Chloe's Den at Amble Links.

Respite caravan will be officially opened

A special caravan which will become a dream holiday home for children with profound disabilities is being officially opened this weekend, after a charity fund-raising drive.

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