Funding agreed for parking improvements

Councillors have signed off on almost £300,000 of funding for initial parking improvements in four Northumberland market towns.

A Mk 3 coach fitted with sliding doors.

Return of the ‘LNER’ will be welcomed

The accompanying picture shows a CrossCountry Mk3 coach having been prepared for continued service beyond 2020.

Denwick Lane in Alnwick.

Drivers warned of possible delays

Drivers are being warned of possible delays when part of Denwick Lane in Alnwick is closed to traffic.

Alnmouth Railway Station'Picture by Jane Coltman

Potential cuts to rail services prompt concern

A review of the Cross Country rail franchise has suggested that fewer trains could stop at smaller railway stations.

Phil Bell, Trevor Jones and the nettles.

Cheers! New pale ale is being served up

A new beer has been crafted with a specifically-cultivated ingredient from The Alnwick Garden – nettles.

The shopping area on Lagny Street. Some of the shopping units have never been filled and Store Twenty One has shut.

Time to apply pressure to fill empty Alnwick shops

Pressure needs to be applied to try to fill a string of vacant units in part of Alnwick town centre.

The start of the A1 single-carriageway at the end of the Felton by-pass.

Consultation to discuss A1 dualling plans

A public consultation is being held to give people a final chance to have their say on a major scheme to dual the A1, as part of £290million project to upgrade the road in Northumberland.

Paul Carbert

Employment has grown in the region

Employment in the North East has risen over the last year, latest job data reveals.

A computer generated image of how the new M&S store in Alnwick might look.

New tenants unveiled at Alnwick retail park alongside M&S

A renowned family butchers will open a food hall and café at a recently-approved retail park on the outskirts of Alnwick, but insists it is not turning its back on the town centre.

County Hall, Northumberland

Successor to Northumberland development company unveiled

Northumberland County Council’s troubled development company Arch is set to be scrapped and a replacement established next week.

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Business owners’ health struggles

Three quarters of SME owners in the North East struggle with their mental health.

From left: Chris Hird and Matt Collen, who helped with the sale process, with Neil Finlay and John Currah. Picture by Crest Photography

New man at the helm of long-running family firm

A family-owned Alnwick-based window manufacturer and supplier, which has become one of the regional leaders in its industry, has been sold in a management buy-out.

The proposed site of 185 new homes in Amble, which follows the approval of almost 1,000 towards the end of last year.

Northumberland new-houses number already exceeds minimum level up to year 2036

The new Local Plan calls for 17,700 new homes in Northumberland from 2016 to 2036 – but there are already more than 22,000 in the pipeline.

A delivery van.

Loads more vans on Northumberland roads as online shopping increases

Thousands more vans have flooded Northumberland’s roads in recent years, as campaigners warn of the environmental impact of online shopping, writes Joseph Hook, data reporter.

The new-look bottle design for Hepple Gin in collaboration with Scottish design studio Timorous Beasties.

Gin takes on a whole new shape

A new-look bottle for the award-winning Hepple Gin has been unveiled by its producers Moorland Spirit Company.

Coun Anthony Reay with salon regular Edna.

Council duo help to keep open village’s hairdressers

An under-threat hair salon which was saved from the chop after being bought by two local councillors has gone from strength to strength.

A computer-generated image of the proposed M&S store.

Turning up the heat on out-of-town scheme

Three Alnwick organisations are putting up a united front in a bid to block a retail development on the edge of town, which will include an M&S Foodhall.

Barclays CEO Jes Staley during his visit to bank customer Thornton Brothers in Ashington where he launched a new growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England.

Barclays Bank launches £500m northern growth fund during visit to Northumberland company

Barclays today (Thursday) launched a new £500million growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England as part of the bank’s commitment to support the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative.

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