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Printing error leads to some postal votes being done again

A printing error on a number of postal votes for the local elections has led to ballot papers having to be reissued.

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Lib Dems reselect Julie Pörksen as General Election candidate

Lib Dems reselect Julie Pörksen as General Election candidate

Berwick Liberal Democrats have announced that Julie Pörksen will stand again at the General Election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Northumberland reacts to General Election announcement

Political figures and organisations in Northumberland have been giving their reaction to Prime Minister's announcement today that there will be a snap General Election on June 8.
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County Hall, Morpeth, headquarters for Northumberland County Council.

Candidates standing for Northumberland council seats

The full list of candidates standing for the 67 seats on Northumberland County Council has been released.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Cash pledge to increase school places

The Government has pledged £68million for North-East schools to improve or expand buildings and create new school places by 2020.

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Lord Porter, chairman of the Local Government Association.

‘Councils need say in Brexit law changes’

Local authorities should pay a key role in decisions as EU laws are converted, or not, into domestic law, says a councils chief.

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Coun Grant Davey, Northumberland County Council and Labour leader.

Labour launches fight on bus passes and fuel allowances

Northumberland County Council’s Labour Group has launched a campaign to back free bus passes for pensioners and the winter fuel payment.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with MP Ronnie Campbell during his visit to Blyth. Picture by Jane Coltman

Jeremy Corbyn praises work of Arch during visit to county

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was full of praise for the major development plans to boost an area of Northumberland during his visit to the county today.

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The scene of the terrorist attack outside the Palace of Westminster. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Terrorism only strengthens our democracy

I am writing this in the early hours of the morning, the day after the terror attack in London, as I head back to Northumberland by train.

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Meg Hillier, chairman of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee.

‘Real concerns over delivery of reliable scheme’, says MP

Concerns have been raised about whether allowing councils to retain 100 per cent of business rates income will meet its goals of promoting self-sufficiency and supporting economic growth.

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EU and UK flags together

Pro-EU group to sing for Europe in Alnwick tomorrow

Angels for Europe will be singing never-before-heard versions of Ode to Joy in Alnwick tomorrow to celebrate that the UK is still a member of the EU.

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The A1 where it becomes single carriageway at Felton.

MP rejects doubts cast over A1 dualling in Northumberland

A question mark over the dualling of the A1 has been rejected by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as ‘dangerous scaremongering’.

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Majority of Northumberland pubs in line for a discount, but is it enough?

Exclusive research shows that 92 per cent of pubs in Northumberland are eligible for a discount after the Budget earlier this month.

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Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening. Picture by Richard Ponter

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare.

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Steven Mason is the accountable officer for the county council and the CCG.

Berwick MP accused of scaremongering on health funding

Northumberland County Council has reacted angrily to accusations from Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan of health funding potentially being ‘driven towards’ the south-east of the county.

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Coun Grant Davey, Northumberland County Council and Labour leader.

Appeal to PM by council on school funding fears

Northumberland County Council has joined scores of local authorities in writing to the Prime Minister about school funding fears.

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Landlords

Council targets empty homes causing a blight

Northumberland County Council wants to know if an empty property is causing a blight.

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Ronnie Campbell, MP for Blyth Valley. Picture by John Tuttiett

‘Tory priorities on schools are all wrong’

The National Audit Office reckons that crumbling schools in Northumberland need £2,100 per pupil to bring them up to standard.

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A Northern Rail pacer train.

Union welcomes MPs’ support for Northern Rail guard campaign

Rail union RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in Parliament by MPs from across the north which supports the campaign for guards to be retained on every Northern train.

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