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Chatton firm is featured in new Parliamentary Review

A Northumberland-based energy company that provides ‘hands off’ renewable solutions to UK businesses has been featured in this year’s Parliamentary Review of Energy.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Calls to protect emergency staff

Balance has joined organisations across the UK backing a Private Members Bill calling for more protection for emergency workers from assaults which are often fuelled by alcohol.

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Amended constituencies proposed for Northumberland

A new proposed arrangement for the electoral map in Northumberland has been revealed today, although it still features a reduction from four constituencies to three.

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Coun Scott Dickinson

Labour hits back after Tory claims on plan withdrawal

The chairman of the Labour group in Northumberland has hit back after claims that new housing figures showed the Conservatives were right to withdraw the core strategy.

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MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is calling for a review of countryside policy-making. Picture by Jane Coltman

Making plans for homes and countryside

The political conference season is over, and with it the media’s obsession with political tittle-tattle.

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Chamber president John McCabe.

Brexit impacting on manufacturing confidence, says Chamber

A distinct difference in manufacturers’ positive current performance and their confidence in the future, which is down dramatically, is revealed in a new survey.

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Northumberland Gazette latest

Potential impacts of Brexit on farm profits

Farmers’ profits could fall by more than half in the case of a ‘cliff-edge Brexit’, according to a new report.

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MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

MP takes Post Office to task

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is taking up the concerns of constituents across north Northumberland about Post Office services in rural areas, in particular where there have been closures.

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Paul Carbert

Almost half of North-East businesses have faced skills or labour shortages

Almost half of North-East businesses have faced skills or labour shortages in the last year, according to a new survey.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan says thank you for the �290million to dual parts of the A1

Getting fair deals for UK and county

The great British summer is approaching its twilight and as the nights start to draw in Westminster is back in full swing.

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Paul Carbert

Unemployment in North East drops by 1.4%

Unemployment in the North East has fallen by 20,000 in the past year – the largest fall of any region in the country – but risen compared to the previous three months.

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Berwick coach park

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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Northumberland Gazette latest

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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