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Councils in joint plea for fairer funding

The 12 local authorities representing the North East have written to the Secretary of State requesting a fairer deal on local government funding.

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Brexit

Brexit: The view from the North East’s MEPs

The two Labour MEPs for the North East have expressed their shock at the perceived lack of impact assessments for Brexit by the Government.

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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.

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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.

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The UK is looking to lead the world on animal welfare.

We can lead the world on animal welfare

The festive season is upon us and preparations for Christmas are well under way right across the country.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

North of Tyne devolution deal details revealed

The 815,000 people living in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside will vote for a new directly-elected mayor who will have new powers in housing, planning and skills.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council, and Coun Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, discuss the North of Tyne devolution deal at Westminster.

Council leader welcomes North of Tyne devolution deal

A devolution deal for Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside was confirmed in yesterday’s Budget.

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Sir John Hall at his Lesbury home.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

‘The football club has such an influence on people’s lives’

‘You are only custodians for the fans; so many people live their lives through football’ – that’s the view of the man who owned Newcastle United during the club’s most successful period in recent memory.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the North East England Chamber of Commerce business leaders' lunch.

Nicola Sturgeon underlines 'enduring ties' between North East and Scotland

Road and rail links between the North East and Scotland are 'vital connections' that should be enhanced, Nicola Sturgeon told the region's business leaders today.

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The Cheviot Centre in Wooler.

Parliament Week event to take place in Wooler

A special study day on how the UK Parliament works is set to take place in Wooler later this month.

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The universe according to Donald

It’s hard to believe that it was only in January that Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, and it really does seem as though he has created some sort of alternative parallel universe.

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Mark Rigby, Chief Executive of CVS Business Rent

Can’t pay, won’t pay, but now even more to pay?

Rates bills for the county’s 11,981 businesses will rise by a staggering £4,022,706 from April 1 next year without any Government intervention.

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Susie and Shane McDonald

Chatton firm is featured in new Parliamentary Review

A Northumberland-based energy company that provides ‘hands off’ renewable solutions to UK businesses has been featured in this year’s Parliamentary Review of Energy.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Calls to protect emergency staff

Balance has joined organisations across the UK backing a Private Members Bill calling for more protection for emergency workers from assaults which are often fuelled by alcohol.

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Amended constituencies proposed for Northumberland

A new proposed arrangement for the electoral map in Northumberland has been revealed today, although it still features a reduction from four constituencies to three.

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Coun Scott Dickinson

Labour hits back after Tory claims on plan withdrawal

The chairman of the Labour group in Northumberland has hit back after claims that new housing figures showed the Conservatives were right to withdraw the core strategy.

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MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is calling for a review of countryside policy-making. Picture by Jane Coltman

Making plans for homes and countryside

The political conference season is over, and with it the media’s obsession with political tittle-tattle.

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Chamber president John McCabe.

Brexit impacting on manufacturing confidence, says Chamber

A distinct difference in manufacturers’ positive current performance and their confidence in the future, which is down dramatically, is revealed in a new survey.

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Northumberland Gazette latest

Potential impacts of Brexit on farm profits

Farmers’ profits could fall by more than half in the case of a ‘cliff-edge Brexit’, according to a new report.

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MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

MP takes Post Office to task

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is taking up the concerns of constituents across north Northumberland about Post Office services in rural areas, in particular where there have been closures.

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