Engaging with young is key to our prosperity

Parliament is in recess and summer is upon us. Well, the British summer anyway, which for most of us is a mixed bag of sunshine tempered with some very heavy rain.

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Warning over dire situation of children’s social care

Children’s social care is being pushed to breaking point, with 75 per cent of councils overspending by more than half-a-billion pounds, council leaders warn.

Party reflects on ‘amazing’ year at AGM

Party reflects on ‘amazing’ year at AGM

The Berwick-upon-Tweed branch of the Labour Party held its annual general meeting in Berwick last month.

James Rambotham, Chamber chief executive; Mike Paterson, from Northern; US Ambassador Lewis Lukens; Coun Paul Watson and Irene Lucas, Sunderland City Council; and John McCabe, Chamber President.

Acting ambassador praises strong US-North East links

Hundreds of leading North-East businessmen and women heard the US Acting Ambassador Lewis Lukens emphasise the importance of the close relationship between America and the region last week.

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Rising cost of holiday childcare highlighted

Holiday childcare costs have risen by five per cent since last summer, meaning the average spend per week is more than double what families spend on food and drink.

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Roads Minister Andrew Jones beside the A1 between Alnwick and Morpeth.

On the brink of an historic UK moment

What interesting political times we live in, and the work at Westminster continues at a frenetic pace.

World leaders, including Donald Trump, at the G7 summit in Sicily. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

What is going on with the world today?

Stop the world – I want to get off.

Lord Porter

Call for action as 75p per £1 for councils to be cut by 2020

Securing the financial sustainability of councils and vital local services must be the top priority for the new government, the leader of local government in England will say today.

Scott Dickinson at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

Berwick Labour confident after improved showing on June 8

The Berwick branch of the Labour Party celebrated the progress made in the recent General Election at a packed meeting at the Brown Bear in Berwick last week.

Prime Minister Theresa May greets DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London.

DUP backs deal to support minority Conservative government

The DUP has backed a deal to support the minority Conservative government.
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

Grenfell: Berwick’s Conservative MP responds to online criticism

MP for Berwick, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has been caught up in a social-media backlash in the wake of the Grenfell fire which relates to a housing vote last year.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan wins her seat at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

I’ll give county a determined and loud voice

It is an extraordinary privilege to have been re-elected as the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, our wonderful constituency, which covers over 1,000 square miles of North Northumberland.

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Ian Lavery MP. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Lavery calls on county council to reveal plans in letter to leader

Ian Lavery has urged the Conservative-led administration at County Hall to announce its intentions for some key sites to ‘put mine and my constituents’ minds at rest’.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for her meeting with the 1922 committee at the House of Commons on Monday. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

OPINION: What chance strong and stable now?

A coalition of chaos – the one the Conservatives and DUP are trying to cobble together.

An artist's impression of the school plans.

Future of £9m school proposal is up in the air

The future of a £9million investment to help transform schooling in Amble is up in the air, with the county council saying it is ‘under review’.

Jacqui Kell, chief executive of Arch.

‘Business as usual’ at Arch despite Tory pledge to scrap company

Northumberland’s development company Arch ‘is continuing to deliver business as usual across the county’, amid uncertainty over its future after a Conservative pledge to scrap it.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan wins the Berwick seat. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Berwick constituency

Conservative Anne-Marie Trevelyan has held onto her Berwick constituency seat, which she first won in 2015, with a higher share of the vote than last time.

Guy Opperman won the Hexham seat. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Hexham constituency

There was only ever going to be one winner in the Hexham constituency as Conservative Guy Opperman secured a huge 24,996 votes (54 per cent).

Ian Lavery wins the Wansbeck seat. Picture by Jane Coltman

ELECTION 2017: Results from the Wansbeck constituency

Labour's election coordinator Ian Lavery has held onto his Wansbeck seat with a landslide victory, earning 24,338 votes.
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Northumberland General Election count 2017

ELECTION 2017: Live blog from Northumberland

Keep up to date with all the latest news from the election here, as it happens.

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