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First seal pup spotted on the Farnes

The first sighting of a seal pup has been announced by the rangers on the Farne Islands.

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Kirk Thompson and Matt Hoy at the Cragside Gardens development in Rothbury.

Rothbury show home to open this weekend

The new show home at the Cragside Gardens development of 37 three, four and five-bedroom homes in Rothbury will be launched this weekend.

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Whittingham CofE Primary School pupils at the Bring It On! event.

Pupils get inspired by engineering

A group of Year 6 pupils from Whittingham CofE Primary School were lucky enough to be the only primary in Northumberland to get tickets to the science and engineering event, Bring It On!, at the Stadium of Light.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Calls to protect emergency staff

Balance has joined organisations across the UK backing a Private Members Bill calling for more protection for emergency workers from assaults which are often fuelled by alcohol.

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Body of missing Northumberland man found

The search for a missing man ended yesterday morning after a body was found in the woods near Whittingham.

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Heather Raftery, Sam Smith and Clare McCabe.

New brand identity from one in the know

A holiday-cottages company which wanted a new brand identity ended up working with someone who had grown up in one of the properties.

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The view down the Coquet Valley towards Barrowburn from Barrow Law. Picture by David Taylor

Northumberland National Park in £1m campaign for overseas visitors

Northumberland National Park Authority is part of a £1million campaign designed to inspire and attract visitors from Australia and Germany.

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The Duchess's Community High School performance of Fame earlier this year.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Record number of North-East schools gain Artsmark

A record number of schools in the North East have achieved an Artsmark level, with almost half of them in Northumberland.

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This year's Energy Roadshow in Wooler.

Another successful energy roadshow in Wooler last week

Almost 50 people from Glendale and beyond turned up in Wooler last week to learn more about how to maximise their warmth and reduce their energy costs.

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The Kielder Waterside team with their ROSE Award.

Looking rosy for accommodation providers

Four north Northumberland tourism businesses are among six from the North East to have been awarded prestigious awards for accommodation providers.

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Simon Le Clerc

Pioneering treatment in our air ambulances

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) could be about to blaze a new trail in treating some of the most seriously injured patients, thanks to a cross-Atlantic partnership.

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The A697 Front Street in Longframlington. Picture by Jane Coltman

Motorists advised of A697 road closure

Drivers are being advised of essential repair works on the A697 in Longframlington next week, which will require the road to be closed.

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Latest from Northumbria Police.

Criminal-damage spree in Amble

Police in Amble have stepped up patrols and carried out extensive visits following a spate of criminal damage earlier this week.

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Northumbria Police backing campaign on uninsured drivers

Northumbria Police is this week supporting a national campaign to tackle uninsured drivers.

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A drove road in the Cheviots.

Alnwick museum set to go Out of Town thanks to grant

Alnwick’s award-winning museum has been awarded initial support for a £285,500 National Lottery grant, which will help it go Out of Town.

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Protesters outside last month's CCG meeting.

Future of Rothbury hospital ward goes to Secretary of State

The future of the inpatient ward at Rothbury Community Hospital is going to the top, after councillors voted to refer the matter to the Health Secretary.
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The stricken yacht.

Amble RNLI rescues man lost at sea

Amble RNLI crew had to battle gale-force winds and large sea swell to rescue a man aboard a yacht, who was struggling in adverse weather conditions.

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Fresh appeal for witnesses to fatal accident in Northumberland

Police investigating a fatal collision in Norham are appealing for witnesses.

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A still from the Suss the Bus in Northumberland film.

Students on board to Suss the Bus

Students from James Calvert Spence College in Amble have taken part in a project to raise awareness of what to expect when using school transport for the first time.

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David Laws speaking at the SCHOOLS NorthEast summit.

Concerns over parental engagement in education

SCHOOLS NorthEast has called on the Government to develop a national strategy to improve parental engagement in their children’s schooling, amid concerns over the long-term impact on their education.

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