The frequency of mechanical sweeping in Amble has been brought into question, amid concerns over the town’s tidiness.
A celebration event at a north Northumberland lifeboat station was marred after thieves struck, depriving the charity of hundreds of pounds of equipment and raffle prizes.
Disruption was the name of the game at the new county council’s first meeting yesterday afternoon as the Tories protested against what they saw as a move towards ‘a one-party state’.
Alnwick Lions Club is holidng its next car boot sale on Saturday at 9am in the Homebase car park, Alnwick, by permission of Northumberland Estates.
Visitors to north Northumberland were astounded to find a beach littered with rubbish after a party.
A mother who is battling cancer admitted her brave fight seemed a little easier to bear after seeing hundreds of people take part in a fund-raising run, which was her idea.
An Alnwick pub is marking its first birthday since reopening its doors and reverting back to its original name – and it is having a party to celebrate the milestone.
A Wooler man has been disqualified after being found guilty of drink-driving.
Sharon and Kelly Osbourne and Pearl and Daisy Lowe front this year’s nationwide poster campaign for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
A fence was destroyed in Scott’s Park in Wooler between 7pm last Friday and 9am on Saturday.
Police are appealing for information after a car was broken into at Cragside. Between 1pm and 3pm on Friday, May 10, thieves broke into a Renault Clio parked in the carpark of Cragside House and stole a handbag containing personal documents.
Acklington: Mr and Mrs J Coombes, Brainshaugh House, retrospective - demolition and rebuild of existing cottages with additional extensions and detached double garage. Single-storey extension to north elevation to form porch and two-storey extension to east elevation forming new lounge, master bedroom and staircase.
Vandals targeted two cars in Amble last week.
A trail bike has been stolen in a shed burglary at Alnwick Moor.
A north Northumberland business breakfast club is playing host to an adviser who specialises in apprentices at one of its forthcoming events.
A luxury hotel and nearby gastropub have launched a seasonal recruitment drive, with around 30 temporary summer jobs up for grabs.
Northumberland’s representative on the body for town and parish councils nationwide has reacted to the shortfall of candidates reported in the Gazette last week.
Twelve years after she last stepped onto a stage, Sonia Redpath was placed in the top six of a bodybuilding competition and puts her success down to beating depression with a healthy diet and exercise.
Dog charity SHAK, which is this year’s Jam Jar Army beneficiary, is looking for support for a dog who was dumped with a broken leg.
Residents living near the site of a revived scheme for 260 homes in Amble are objecting to the plan, saying it is out of keeping and unnecessary.
Parish successes and the county council’s failings were the key themes of chairman Geoffrey Stewart’s annual report.
New regime for emptyhing
Affordable housing has been removed from a plan to build 18 new properties – sparking concern among councillors.
Road-safety fears at school
Calls have been made for Rothbury’s Riverside toilets to be re-opened after children were seen urinating in public during the bank holiday weekend.
A large number of properties in Alnwick have been struck by a power cut.
Objectors have welcomed a decision by a planning inspector to upheld a county council decision to refuse the construction of a new house in the dunes on the north Northumberland coast.
Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be making his third appearance at Alnwick Food Festival this year.
It’s all about people working together to try to protect the unique blend of culture in Alnwick – that’s according to the town’s new mayor.
Alnwick’s unsung heroes were celebrated last week as the town council’s Civic Awards ceremony took place.
A Northumberland housing association has announced that its handymen have carried out thousands of jobs in the last 12 months, improving the safety of vulnerable households.
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Northumberland Wildlife Trust will be hosting two guided walks from Amble to its Hauxley nature reserve as part of the Amble Puffin Festival.
Members of the county council’s foster care team will be in Sainsbury’s in Alnwick next Friday as they look to recruit 30 new foster carers to help local youngsters aged 0 to 18 for long and short-term stays during this year’s Foster Care Fortnight, which started on Monday.
A windfarm developer is finalising controversial plans for the nine-turbine Belford Burn site to the west of the village.
Three wind turbines at a government building on the edge of Alnwick are on the move again.
A holiday park at a seaside town has come under fierce criticism from angry caravan owners who say they have been told they must upgrade their ageing vans, or leave.
A parish council has had to adopt a policy on dealing with malicious and vexatious complaints after receiving more than 80 from one resident.
Parishioners are calling on people to join the Friends of St Aidan’s Church in Bamburgh.
A former Amble man is doing a six-day duathlon to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research.
Following the start of the puffin census on the Farne Islands, here is an interview with the National Trust’s head ranger on the islands, David Steel.
A temporary one way system introduced in Rothbury on Bridge Street, Haw Hill and Church Street as part of the scheme to strengthen Rothbury’s bridge will be removed this week with traffic returning to two-way.
Police are appealing for information after a car was damaged in Alnwick.
Over 100 pupils from James Calvert Spence College in Amble are preparing to take part in the 31st Children’s Cancer Run at the weekend. The middle school-aged youngsters are seen in their event T-shirts looking forward to taking part in the run and raising much needed funds for charity.
A petition urging Northumberland County Council to rebuild Rothbury First School’s kitchen and dining hall, instead of a proposed refurbishment of the ageing facility, has collected around 530 names.
Three teenagers have been arrested after an attempted arson at Shilbottle First School.
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