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Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.
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Coun Steven Bridgett has raised concerns about the Local Plan.

Councillor criticises ‘backwards approach’ to plan development

A Northumberland councillor has accused the authority of ‘putting the cart before the horse’ in the development of its new Local Plan.

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Decision day for holiday developments plans

Proposals for two tourism developments in the Amble area are due to be decided by councillors.

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Bamburgh, where a housing proposal is recommended for refusal.

Hat-trick of housing bids recommended for refusal

Three bids for new homes in north Northumberland villages are being recommended for refusal.

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Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North.
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The sensory garden at Howick Hall. Picture by Jane Coltman

GALLERY: New sensory garden opens in Northumberland

The recently developed area at Howick Hall has been hailed as a flagship garden for people with autism and other disabilities.
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Students at Northumberland College's construction academy.

Building foundations for next generation

Northumberland College is hoping to help turn around the fall in the take-up of construction apprenticeships and lessen the skills shortage in the industry.

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Walking can improve your health.

Step up your health with free guided walks

A new timetable of free weekly health walks has been launched by Active Northumberland to encourage more people to get out into the great outdoors and improve their health.

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Budding chefs at Northumberland College with their haul of awards.

Medals on the menu for student chefs at prestigious contest

Northumberland College students had the recipe for success in an annual catering competition.

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News from Northumbria Police

Appeal following report of rapes at the same location in Northumberland

Police are investigating two reports of rape in the Ashington area.

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The Year 5 Leopards in York.

Students enjoy trip to York

Youngsters from St Michael’s CE Primary School, in Alnwick, were recently treated to an exciting day in York.

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A view of Wooler' Picture by Jane Coltman

Parish council has a vacancy to fill

Fancy becoming a councillor? Wooler Parish Council has a vacancy.

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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.

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Hargit Bariana.

Northumberland man jailed for modern slavery offences

A landlord and takeaway boss who used vulnerable men as slaves has been sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court today.

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Northumberland Gazette latest

Help is out there for Freeview TV issues

New fourth-generation mobile services, known as 4G, have been switched on in Belford, giving people faster access to the internet on smartphones and tablets.

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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.

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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.

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Proposal to build seven self-build plots

Proposals for seven self-build plots on the periphery of a north Northumberland village have been submitted to the county council.

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Top 20 reader pictures of Northumberland in May 2018

Castles, coast and countryside figure prominently in this gallery of the most popular reader pictures posted on Facebook in May, with snow naturally featuring heavily.

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The fire.

Fire at Northumberland waste-disposal site

Crews were called to tackle a fire at a Northumberland waste disposal and recycling centre.

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