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WATCH: Nick is on cloud nine after coming home

After ‘four years of hell’, Nick Dunn is looking forward to spending Christmas with his family for the first time since 2012.

NATIVITY: Branton Community Primary School

Here's the latest video as we share previews of what schoolchildren in north Northumberland are singing for their Nativity plays and Christmas performances.

Beadnell. Picture by Jane Coltman

Neighbourhood plan submitted to council

Another neighbourhood plan in north Northumberland is nearing completion after a great deal of work by the local community.

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Masterplanning for other communities

Hundreds of residents have had their say on the future of Morpeth and the council is now encouraging other towns to come forward.

Coun Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor for North Tyneside,  and Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

North of Tyne devolution: Next stage begins

The ball is now rolling on the process of implementing the North of Tyne devolution deal after the three councils involved signed it off and launched a public consultation.

Police dog Quinn with handler PC Hayley Raithby.

Police dog Quinn earns her licence to patrol the streets

Police dog Quinn has just got her licence to patrol Northumbria’s streets with proud handler PC Hayley Raithby.

The NHS logo.

Don’t get tripped up this winter

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in North Cumbria and the North East is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.

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Arsonists jailed for torching OAP’s flat

Two arsonists who caused an OAP in Northumberland to lose her home and possessions in a bungled attack on her flat have been jailed for a total of 16 years.

Northumberland County Council are changing their street lights.

New timetable for streetlights modernisation

A revised timetable for the scheme to replace all of the streetlights in the county has been unveiled, following sub-contractor issues.

Lord Newby, Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords.

Lib Dem Lords leader speaks in Alnwick

A senior member of the House of Lords warned of a looming crisis in public services funding in Northumberland during a visit to Alnwick at the weekend.

Amber weather warning of ice covers most of Northumberland

Beware the big freeze in Northumberland tonight

The Met Office has issued a weather warning of ice and snow which extends into late Tuesday morning.
Temporary Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Winton Keenen.

Good rating for Northumbria Police in legitimacy assessment

Communities can be confident they will be treated with fairness and respect by Northumbria Police, according to the latest independent report into the Force.


NATIVITY: St Michael's CofE Primary School, Alnwick

Here's the first video as we share previews of what schoolchildren in north Northumberland are singing for their Nativity plays and Christmas performances.

Rotakids at St Michael's CE Primary School, Alnwick, present Evie Campbell's mum Rebecca with a cheque for �1785.61.

Schools raise cash for little Evie’s fund

Kind-hearted children have been raising money to help a little girl with a rare condition.

Year 5 Leopards at St Michael's CE Primary School, Alnwick, with their Arts Award.

Pupils praised for arts work

Alnwick pupils have won praise for their works in the arts.

MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan at Embleton Primary School.

MP goes back to school

The children in Class 2 of Embleton Primary School have been learning all about the Government as part of UK Parliament Week.

Odd socks, JoJo Bows and an array of spots

Odd socks, JoJo Bows and an array of spots

Supporting an anti-bullying campaign and raising money for charity – it’s been a busy time at Seahouses Primary School.

Joan Brown

Supermarket giant helps older people

Residents from a retirement-housing property in Alnwick are celebrating after Sainsbury’s joined their campaign to help older shoppers.


Improvements for village hall following questionnaire results

Improvements are being made to a popular village hall following feedback from a user survey.

The Big Sing returns to Alnwick later this month.

Come along to the Market Place and have a Big Sing

A popular free community Christmas event is making a return – and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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