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Do you know which painkillers are best to give you maximum relief?

Instant pain relief is something our ancestors could only have dreamed of, but that doesn’t make modern painkillers a risk-free magic wand.
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Singers to play and talk about work at songwriters’ circle

Singers to play and talk about work at songwriters’ circle

Three musicians will perform in a songwriters’ circle at a monthly gig next week.

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Weigela could come in for a final prune about now. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Seeds or plug plants? Both have merits

Are you raising your own plants from seed or buying them later in plug form?

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Latest plans lodged with the council

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council.

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Roxy on her night at the pub

A night out at the pub for Roxy

The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog sanctuary, SHAK, written by Stephen Wylie.

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Old Berwick Church.

The best worst-kept secret you will find

Any Northumbrian will recognise the conflicting feelings of pride and unease when a visitor compliments the area; we are flattered by the recognition for our beautiful county, but we don’t want the secret to get out with too much pace.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Council wins prize for parks campaign

An online campaign which helped to share residents’ love for their local parks has won a national award.

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John Korchak, director of operations at Inform Direct. Picture by Keith Mindham

Record year for new companies in Northumberland

New figures show that more new businesses were established in Northumberland during 2017 than in any previous year – in contrast to the national trend which saw an overall reduction in new company formations.

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Evie Cross, middle, holds her chopped-off hair. She is joined by her mum Kelly, right, and hairdresser Becca Allan, from Alnwick's Bex Hair and Beauty Boutique.

Evie parts with her long locks

Kind-hearted Alnwick schoolgirl Evie Cross said goodbye to her long locks as she had 17 inches of hair chopped off for charity.

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BOOKS: Spreading the joy of reading

BOOKS: Spreading the joy of reading

Every year at the beginning of March, schoolchildren across the UK mark World Book Day.

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North-East businesses are urged to enter the competition.

Tech contest entries sought from the North east

BT has launched a contest for small and medium businesses to find the latest innovations to boost digital public services, defence and retail.

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£50k grant agreed for community bank

Councillors have agreed to provide a grant of £50,000 to Northumberland Community Bank.

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BOOKS: Spreading the joy of reading

BOOKS: Spreading the joy of reading

Every year at the beginning of March schoolchildren mark World Book Day.

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The Tenantry Column in  Alnwick by Jane Coltman

Alnwick, Camera Club

Alan Porrett, of Whitley Bay Photographic Society, was the judge for Alnwick and District Camera Club’s set of three print competition.

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BREXIT: Thousands of jobs are at risk

BREXIT: Thousands of jobs are at risk

The last time Mrs May saved her own job it cost us £1billion to Northern Ireland.

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Northumberland County Council's information centre in Greenwell Lane, Alnwick.

Alnwick Town Council round-up

The town council is set to move into its new office, in the county-council building on Greenwell Lane, on March 1.

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Crash on A1 in north Northumberland

An incident involving several vehicles took place on the A1 just north of Alnwick this afternoon.
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Ending the year on a high note

Ending the year on a high note

Northumberland musician Derek Allan, of We Steal Flyers, continues his weekly diary.

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Organise your container plants now to prepare for beautiful blooms. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Deadlines abound for gardening decisions

Decisions are made at every turn in a gardening year. The most important of these have cut-off times, a point beyond which the opportunity is lost for another season or year.

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Bomb disposal unit called to suspicious package in Northumberland

Police and bomb disposal specialists have dealt with what was originally deemed a 'suspicious package' in a field in Northumberland today.
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