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Car damaged in ‘revenge attack’

An Amble woman has blasted ‘sick and mindless’ vandals who damaged her car, in what she believes is a revenge attack.

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Northumberland County Council is cracking down on abandoned vehicles.

Crackdown on abandoned vehicles in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is cracking down on abandoned vehicles following a sharp rise in incidents and is issuing a warning that the perpetrators could face a large fine.

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Virgin Trains are being disrupted on the East Coast mainline.

Virgin Trains East Coast severely disrupted by Storm Doris

Virgin Trains East Coast has said its services are being severely disrupted by Storm Doris.

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A still image from the show. A prisoner is high on a drug called spice.

Further criticism heaped onto under-fire HMP Northumberland

More horror stories about life at HMP Northumberland have emerged following the explosive BBC documentary which shocked viewers last week.

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Driftwood on the beach at Bamburgh by Darren Chapman

Northumberland website bringing in the hits

More than 1.1million unique users visited the county’s official tourism website last year, new figures show.

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The Athelduke

Wartime shipwreck comes up for sale

If you’re looking for a gift for the man who has everything, how about the remains of a ship sunk by a U-boat during the Second World War?

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The maggots found in the mince from Aldi.

Maggots discovered in packet of beef mince from Aldi

A woman found two maggots in a packet of beef mince from Aldi in Alnwick while she was preparing food for her young daughter.

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An artists' impression of the school plans.

£9million plans for new-look school in Amble unveiled

A £9million investment to transform education in Amble has been unveiled, in what has been described by a headteacher as ‘a real turning point’.

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Northumberland County Council's current home at County Hall in Morpeth.

Northumberland County Council budget passed: Cuts, capital spending and a tax hike

A lengthy and sometime lairy debate this afternoon ended with the Labour administration at Northumberland County Council getting its budget for next year approved.
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From the Northumberland Gazette

Hold put on £8.5m council loan to Alnwick Garden

The proposed £8.5million loan to the Alnwick Garden has been stalled after calls for more information from county councillors.

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The fire was started at St James' Park, home of Alnwick Town Football Club.

Vandals start fire at St James’ Park

A football club is looking at increasing its security after vandals were caught lighting a fire at the ground.

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WATCH: Thief caught on camera stealing bread buns

CCTV footage has captured the moment that a thief stole bread buns from a renowned Alnwick butchers.

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The new Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick was built with government funding topped up by county council investment.

Northumberland school buildings need £2k per pupil to bring them up to scratch

More than £2,000 per pupil is needed to bring school buildings in Northumberland up to a satisfactory condition – far higher than in many other areas, according to a new report.

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Heavy snow forecast for tomorrow.

WEATHER WARNING: Heavy snow forecast for parts of Northumberland

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow in Northumberland tomorrow as Storm Doris moves eastwards across the country.
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News from Northumbria Police

Suspicious TV sellers in north Northumberland

Police are advising people to be aware of a potential scam after people have been offered TVs for sale in north Northumberland.

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Coun Kate Cairns and Coun Ian Swithenbank at Craster car park.

Improvements to Craster car park to start

Work to improve the quality of the car park in Craster is set to get under way next week.

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An artist's impression of what the cancer centre in Bomarsund will look like.

Rutherford name for cancer centre under construction in Northumberland

The name has been revealed for a state-of-the-art proton beam therapy (PBT) cancer centre that is being built in Northumberland.

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Dame Vera Baird.

Seeing is Believing, says PCC

The sexual conduct of complainants in rape trials was raised in court without the correct procedure being followed in seven out of 30 cases examined in a new scheme.

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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall in top 5 of England’s best-loved free attractions

Hadrian's Wall has been voted one of the most-loved free attractions in England in a new poll.
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Gary Fildes, founder of Kielder Observatory, Ivor Crowther, head of Heritage Lottery Fund NE, Terry Carroll, Chair of LEADER. Picture by Jeanette Doherty / The Bigger Picture

Stargazers set to benefit from new observatory in Kielder

A new state-of-the-art observatory is set to be opened this year following a successful fundraising.

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