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North East trio to go it alone on devolution deal

The prospect of a devolution deal for the three councils north of the Tyne is rising after the Government agreed to start formal discussions.

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Northumbria's police and crime commissioner Vera Baird.

PCC backs call for action on number of female MPs

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC has welcomed a report concluding that political parties must be held to account for the lack of female MPs at Westminster.

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Prime Minister Theresa May and Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

Berwick MP welcomes PM’s ‘global approach’ after key Brexit speech

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has welcomed the Prime Minister’s ‘commitment to a global outlook’ after Theresa May’s long-awaited speech on her objectives for Brexit.

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Dame Vera Baird

‘A huge blow to common sense’

Government plans to make teaching about sex, domestic abuse and LGBT issues compulsory in schools in England and Wales have been scrapped, in a move that Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has described as a ‘huge blow to common sense’.

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Northumberland County Council's Conservative group leader, Peter Jackson, at County Hall.

Latest funding for our roads and potholes revealed

The North East is set to receive £3.9million from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund in 2017/18.

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Michael Farr, Isos executive director of development, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and David Curran. Weavers Court scheme manager.

MP impressed by new facility in Alnwick

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick, paid a visit to Isos Housing’s new Weavers Court development in Alnwick last week.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP with the head boys and girls at Seahouses Primary School.

MP visits ‘new’ Seahouses Primary School

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan paid a visit to Seahouses Primary School last Friday, which has made the move to being a primary school under the move to a two-tier system.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

County leads the way in new care model

Winter is beginning to bite and our thoughts turn to the annual pressure it places on our services, the NHS in particular.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan on BBC Breakfast this morning.

Berwick MP reacts to key UK/EU diplomat resigning

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has defended the current Government’s plans for Brexit after a key diplomat resigned.

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Two Scottish councils are looking at trialling the UBI.

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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More to be done at home and abroad

It is that time of year where we reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead to the next.

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An artists impression of what the new Northumberland County Council headquarters in Ashington may look like.

Contractor for new council HQ announced

The construction firm for Northumberland County Council’s new headquarters has been chosen and it is set to start work on the site next month.

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Liz Truss MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, with Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Sam Gyimah.

Leading politicians in support of campaign

Two leading politicians have praised and endorsed our campaign calling for tougher sentences for dangerous drivers who kill on the roads.

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Thousands more are employed in region

The number of people in work across the North East has risen by 33,000, compared to this time last year, new figures have shown.

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Abbie Emery, Tara Blyth, John Strasenbugh, Laura Brown, Luke Shears, and Cassey Kinghorn.

Youth election results announced as thousands cast their vote

More than 6,000 young people voted this week to elect Youth Parliament representatives and new members of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been criticised for his comments.

Road safety groups condemn Transport Secretary Chris Grayling for comments on drinking before driving

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, is under fire for suggesting that it is okay to have "a glass of wine at the pub" before driving, despite a Government commissioned review finding that drinking within the current limit makes drivers 13 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash.

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Doddington Moor looking north.

MP hails new forestry bid in Commons

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan used a Parliamentary debate on tree planting on Wednesday to highlight a recently-announced forestry initiative in north Northumberland.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan in the House of Commons yesterday.

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.

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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.

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