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Woman admits to drink-driving

A Wooler woman has pleaded guilty to drink-driving while almost five times over the legal limit.

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A casket similar to this was stolen from a house in Amble.

Sick thieves break into house and steal ashes

Callous burglars broke into an Amble home and stole a wooden casket containing the ashes of the victim’s husband.

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Man arrested after Alnwick drugs raid

Cannabis and a large quantity of cash have been seized by police in Alnwick, after reports of drugs ‘being sold to children’.

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird

Equip your kids with cyber sense

Equip your kids with cyber sense before they log on to their new devices this Christmas.

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Cadets launch Project Christmas

Volunteer Police Cadets will visit elderly people as they deliver Christmas gifts to residential homes and sheltered accommodation throughout the Northumbria force area.

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Northumbria Police's helicopter.

Northumbria has the third fastest air support in country

Northumbria has the third fastest average helicopter response time of any police force across England and Wales, new statistics show.

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Police launch new driving campaign

Motorists are being urged to think again before they get behind the wheel and drive after drinking or taking drugs.

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Targeting burglars this Christmas

Sleigh bells will be ringing out loud and clear for burglars this Christmas as St Nicked comes to town.

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Officers urge buyers to beware after fraudulent sale

Northumbria Police is reminding people to be cautious when responding to items for sale advertised via social media.

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Northumberland football fans fined

Two football fans from Northumberland who verbally abused and made threats towards a female train passenger after a Newcastle United game have been fined.

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Teenager charged with sexual assault in Northumberland

Police investigating a sexual assault in Northumberland have charged a teenager.

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Some of the firearms surrendered to Northumbria Police.

Nearly 300 firearms surrendered to Northumbria Police

A total of 280 firearms – including more than 100 air weapons and a number of historical pieces – have been handed in to Northumbria Police as part of a national surrender.

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Police investigate spate of fires in Amble

Police are appealing for information after a spate of fires in Amble.
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HMP Northumberland

Scathing report on HMP Northumberland highlights drugs and violence

Severe drug problems and high levels of violence, with more than a quarter of prisoners feeling unsafe – these are the damning findings in a new study about life at HMP Northumberland.

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The firearms and ammunition surrendered to Northumbria Police on the first day.

'Fantastic first day' of firearms surrender in North East

Northumbria Police hailed a 'fantastic first day' of the firearms surrender on Monday as the force received 19 firearms and a quantity of ammunition.

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Woman's body found in Northumberland

Police have launched an investigation after the death of a woman in Northumberland.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Magistrates' Court.

Drink-driver was nearly three times over limit on the A1

A woman has admitted driving on the A1 in north Northumberland when nearly three times over the drink-drive limit.

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Northumbria Police is rated as good

A positive culture with an excellent understanding of the demand for its services and solid financial plans – those are the findings of the latest independent report into Northumbria Police.

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Fire story

Busy Bonfire Night for Northumberland fire crews

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service received almost three times as many Bonfire Night calls as last year, with two incidents of missiles being thrown at crews.

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Dame Vera Baird

Cost of meeting rise in crime revealed

The cost of meeting the rise in crime while investing to stem that rise and protect the public has been revealed.

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