Business leader calls on PM to back NE

A key North East business leader called on the Prime Minister to show leadership and support regional businesses in a stinging letter ahead of the European Council meeting.

Walter Hutton

Body found in search for missing Northumberland man

Police searching for a missing Northumberland man have found a body.

Choisya, Lemon Balm and roses emit their fragrances. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

The many qualities of your herbs

I’d always find space for herbs in the garden because they go hand in glove with the vegetables, but it’s their hidden depths that fascinate.

Pam Royle pictured with some patients who had to be airlifted.

Thousands raised for Great North Air Ambulance at charity ball

Supporters of the Great North Air Ambulance have helped the charity raise thousands at its annual Air Angels ball.
Walter Hutton

Police issue appeal to find missing Northumberland man

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a missing man from Northumberland.

The North Northumberland Branch of the Autistic Society's Garden at Howick Hall. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Garden is alive with a feast for all the senses

The creation of a sensory garden in the grounds of Howick Hall by the North Northumberland Branch of the National Autistic Society is to be applauded.

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RNLI assist yacht off the Northumberland coast

Lifeboat crews were called out to assist a yacht off the Northumberland coast last night.

News from the courts.

Police interviews read out during Northumberland shallow grave murder trial

A garage boss initially denied that he had anything to do with one of his employees being found in a shallow grave, a court has been told today.

Paddlers Park, Amble

Dismay over constant problems at Paddlers

Frustrated councillors are requesting a meeting to try to resolve problems at a revamped leisure space.

A view of Amble.

Amble Town Council: Peace sculpture, broadband and speeding

Residents are being asked to chose which poignant phrases they would like to see entwined on Amble’s eye-catching peace sculpture.

Tina Young and Aero.

Holiday hounds need a home-from-home

A surge in demand for canine vacations has sparked a hunt for dog lovers to look after the holidaying pooches.

From left: Jason Whiting, Jacqueline Brewster, Stuart Cairns, Jim Thompson, Jane McHugh and Michael Hindmarsh. Front with cheque, Avril Scott. Picture by Highlights PR

Wheel-y good support

Generous Freemasons from Northumberland have donated £2,400 to help fight the battle against women’s cancers.

Riverside Leisure Park, Wooler.

Leisure park gives wildlife a boost

A wildlife charity has been given a boost by a holiday park.

First place went to this image by Ian Calland.

Villagers put the focus on Ellingham

A bird’s eye view of Ellingham has taken top spot in a parish competition.

Needles and beer cans found in play park ... and more from North Sunderland Parish Council

Needles and beer cans found in play park ... and more from North Sunderland Parish Council

Needles and beer cans have been found in James Street play park in Seahouses.


Here’s how long the heatwave will last in Northumberland

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.

Richard Hodgson

Intrepid farmer is gearing up for an epic solo cycle

A farmer is gearing up for a mammoth cycle ride to raise funds for Alnwick Infirmary’s oncology unit.

The husky with SHAK veteran Lennox.

Dog found tied to tree is rescued by SHAK

A stricken dog which was found tied to a tree and described as being ‘on death’s door’ is being nursed back to recovery by Alnwick-based dog sanctuary, SHAK.

South Lane Cemetery

Request to keep headstones in a good condition

A parish council is asking families to ensure that headstones are kept in good condition and do not become a safety hazard.

Public toilets along the riverside in Rothbury.

Heated debate about future of public loos at Rothbury

Councillors were locked in a heated debate over whether the public toilets at Rothbury riverside should be reopened.

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