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Heritage weekend at Ford and Etal - in pictures

A celebration of the life and times of Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford.

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Employment figures hit a record high in the region

Employment figures in the region have hit a record high, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics.

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The Mayor of Alnwick Alan Symmonds.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Nominate your unsung community heroes for awards

Alnwick Town Council has launched the Mayor’s Civic Awards for 2017-2018, to recognise unsung heroes in the community.

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Harry Carr, chairman of Sir Francis Festing Fund, Sophie Hearn, volunteer coordinator at Northumberland Archives, Graeme Heron of Northumbria Army Cadet Force.

Archives takes delivery of more fantastic finds to add to collection

Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn has received a donation of two volumes of letters, adding to the important collection of papers from local solicitors.

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Monkhouse Terrace, Alnwick. Picture from Google Maps

Parking permits to be introduced

Residents’ parking permits will be introduced in an Alnwick street, after locals voted in favour of the scheme.

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The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Craster WI, Meeting

Members of Craster WI were happy to meet up again in the Memorial Hall for the April meeting, having missed their March meeting due to it being cancelled because of the Beast of the East.

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OBESITY: It’s a national health crisis

OBESITY: It’s a national health crisis

The publication of NHS Digital’s obesity statistics highlights the enormous scale of the problem we face with an increase of 18 per cent in obesity related hospital admissions in the last year.

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A computer-generated image (CGI) of the application for the former Signal Cottage site in Amble.

Decision to reject plans for Amble development applauded

Objectors clapped when a plan to replace a demolished bungalow in Amble with three residential units was rejected by Northumberland County councillors at a meeting this afternoon.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan in Prime Minister's Questions.

MP responds to £50,000 election-donation claims

MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has responded to claims that a ‘Russian’ businessman gave almost £50,000 to fund her 2015 General Election campaign.

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The magistrates' court in Bedlington.

Latest results from the courts

An Alnwick man has been jailed for five months after carrying a knife and making threats.

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Cars gathered for the tribute.

Mother says tribute did her son proud

The mother of a man killed on the A1 has thanked car enthusiasts who took part in a poignant tribute to mark the first anniversary of his death, saying the commemoration did him proud.

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REVAMP: Don’t spoil the proposal

REVAMP: Don’t spoil the proposal

I write response to the published plans for the Playhouse.

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Coldstream Bridge, marking the border with Scotland and England.

Northumberland residents cast envious eye north of the border

Residents living on one side of the Scotland-England border could be paying up to £670 more in council tax than their close neighbours.

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North Northumberland Inspector Liz Hall.

Police play down Facebook warnings about dog thieves

Police have played down Facebook messages which warned residents to be wary of a gang trying to steal dogs.

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella. Photo by Johan Persson

REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, April 17.

Take a classic story, mix it with a totally original concept and you have Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella.

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Weightman speaks of her pride after Commonwealth bronze

Weightman speaks of her pride after Commonwealth bronze

Laura Weightman has spoken of her pride after winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, in what she described as one of the toughest races of her life.

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STONE: Perhaps it is safe after all

STONE: Perhaps it is safe after all

Further to my previous letters about the Duchess’s insignia stone, a little spark of information has emerged.

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Holy Island

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, April 19)

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Trauma teddies were presented to Wooler police by the local knit and natter group which is an off shoot of Roddam WI.'We meet on a Tuesday in the Parish Room at St Mary's Church, Wooler.'From left to right: Anne Hume, Alfreda Hindmarsh, Sgt Will Munro, Jennifer Scott, Janet Laycock, Betty Ashworth, Doreen Smith and PC Curtis Richie.

Teddies handed over to police ready for duty

Trauma teddies were presented to Wooler police by the local knit and natter group, which is an off-shoot of Roddam WI.

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Dad's Army Radio Hour comes to Alnwick Playhouse on April 20. More details below.

What’s on in north Northumberland - April 19 - April 26

See what’s on in north Northumberland for the next seven days. Covering theatre, films, live music, walks and other events taking place in Northumberland this week.

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