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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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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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Franco Gregorio of Ciccarelli Artisan Gelato received the Marcantonio and Pre Gel Italy Cup at the 2017 National Ice Cream Competition ceremony. Picture by Richard Doughty.

Firm enjoys sweet taste of success

A family business in Northumberland is celebrating after scooping a prestigious national award for its rum and raisin ice cream.

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Thieves target Alnwick pub

Police are appealing for witnesses after a closed-down pub in Alnwick was burgled.

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Northumberland County Council school parking enforcement vehicle

Smarter parkers at schools

Northumberland County Council and Go Smarter have launched a video to promote the council’s parking enforcement camera car.

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Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, right, with protestors against the Highthorn scheme on the day of the planning committee. 
Picture by Jane Coltman

Date announced for Highthorn mine inquiry

The planning inquiry for the controversial Highthorn surface-mine scheme is scheduled to start in May.

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Financial shock could bankrupt families

Almost a third of North-East households have enough savings to last just two weeks should they be hit by redundancy or job loss, new figures show.

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Students at the Duchess's Community High School, Alnwck, at the public services careers day.

Students plan for the future with help from public services

The Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, recently hosted a careers day, in which students could examine careers in the Army, Royal Navy, RAF, Coastguard, fire, police, ambulance service and Merchant Navy, and talk to the professionals there.

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News from the courts

Two Northumberland men convicted of fraud offences

Two Northumberland men have been convicted of fraud offences after targeting vulnerable victims, including conning a 78-year-old woman out of thousands of pounds.

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Two people seriously injured in A1 crash near Alnwick

Two people were seriously injured in a crash on the A1 near Alnwick, after one of the cars was travelling on the wrong carriageway.

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Round and round the Ford pupils go!

Pupils at Hugh Joicey First School in Ford got themselves in a spin when they worked with Hoopstarz, enjoying a hula-hoop workshop.

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