MP presents Bill to help military children into school

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan presented a Ten Minute Rule Bill, which aims to support the children of military families in gaining admission to local schools, in the House of commons on Tuesday.


North East workers most optimistic about careers after Brexit, study finds

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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The proposed bourndaries which show the Berwick and Ashington stretching down the coast, but the likes of Rothbury, Coquetdale and Longhorsley in the Hexham and Morpeth constituency.

Counter-proposals put forward for changes to Northumberland constituencies

The Tories and the Lib Dems would rather see Morpeth join the Berwick constituency than Ashington, as part of responses to a key consultation.

An Openreach engineer surveying on the causeway to Holy Island as part of the iNorthumberland programme.

Broadband: Ofcom orders legal split of BT and Openreach

The regulator Ofcom has today announced that BT must be legally separated from Openreach, which runs the UK’s broadband infrastructure.

Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to deliver his Autumn Statement. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Autumn Statement: What was announced that’s of interest to Northumberland?

There were plenty of announcements in Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement today, but what is there that will affect people in Northumberland?

French President Francois Hollande with the Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May, Shutterstock

The top ten things British voters want from Brexit

When it comes to Brexit, voters have a wishlist of demands that it will be almost impossible for Theresa May to deliver, a survey today discloses.
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The RAF is carrying out air strikes and surveillance work in Iraq and Syria. Picture by Nick Ansell/PA Wire.

We must carry on the fight against evil

In the frenetic pace of Westminster life, it is easy to lose sight of steady progress in various policy areas.

Donald Trump. Picture: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.
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America has voted in the 2016 General Election. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

Vote: Are you worried about what Trump's presidency could mean for the UK?

Donald Trump's election victory could pose diplomatic difficulties for the "special relationship" between the UK and United States.

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Latest news from the Northumberland Gazette.

Allow councils to borrow to build new homes, Chancellor told

Allowing local authorities to borrow to build homes could help tackle the housing crisis and mitigate any emerging economic uncertainty, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said today.

The swimming pool at Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre, in Alnwick.

Anger at hikes to leisure pricing in Northumberland

Leisure provider Active Northumberland is facing a growing backlash over major changes to its pricing, which came into effect this week.

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First 100 days of Theresa May: How new PM has broken away from David Cameron's path

In her first 100 days as Prime Minister, Theresa May has broken away from David Cameron's policy agenda in several key areas.
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From the Northumberland Gazette.

Claimant count up, but unemployment down in North East

The claimant count in Northumberland is up compared to last year, but unemployment is down and employment is up across the North East.

Green hearts featuring the concerns and ideas of the members of Rothbury WI with regards to climate change.

Women flag up climate-change issues

Women from a WI branch in north Northumberland have held a brainstorming session on climate change to thrash out concerns and to suggest possible solutions.

Pupils from St Benet Biscops Catholic Academy, Bedlington, and Amble's James Calvert Spence College with Northumberland County Council's business chairman Scott Dickinson.

Northumberland pupils join the debate

More than 200 pupils took part in an interactive session with local councillors at County Hall, Morpeth, to mark Local Democracy Week.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes her keynote address on the fourth day of the Conservative party conference at the ICC in Birmingham. Picture by Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Conference gives clearer picture of PM

There has been such a sea-change in politics of late that it is often difficult to stop, step back and consider how much has changed over the past few months, and to look ahead at what is to come.

Alex Cunningham MP, far right, at a recent conference on tobacco and alcohol.

Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh.

The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan at the Public Accounts Select Committee.

Berwick MP raises Northumberland County Council's borrowing during inquiry

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has raised the extent of Northumberland County Council’s capital borrowing during an inquiry into the financial stability of local authorities.
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Jeremy Hunt and NHS Northumbria's Claire Riley.

ROTHBURY WARD CLOSURE: Berwick MP raises issue with Health Secretary

MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has flagged up concerns about the closure of the inpatient ward at Rothbury to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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