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    HERALD WAR REPORT

    In this feature to commemorate the First World War, we will bring you the news as it happened in 1918, as reported by the Morpeth Herald. All material is published with kind permission of the Mackay family. We thank them for their support and generosity in allowing us access to their archive.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Ascent Homes’ latest apartment development, currently under construction in Ponteland, has reached a major milestone.
  5. Mountain rescue volunteers have been honoured for the part they played during this year’s Beast from the East.
  6. The Morpeth Flood Action Group (MFAG) is urging insurance companies to pass on the reductions in reinsurance premiums announced by a national organisation to householders.
  7. Two credit unions have joined together to increase services to customers.
  8. A cheque for £1,500 was handed over when a Morpeth retirement property welcomed Colin Hardy, local representative for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, to a coffee morning.
  9. A commemorative stone was unveiled at a ceremony in Widdrington Station on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of an act of outstanding bravery during the First World War by James Bulmer Johnson.
  10. House prices in Northumberland increased by 1.6 per cent in August, contributing to a 2.4 per cent rise over the last 12 months.
  11. Fewer crimes are being prosecuted at Newcastle Crown Court, according to Ministry of Justice figures.
  12. A missing Northumberland pensioner who was thought to be with his dog has been found. Russell Wright was reported missing after last being seen at 1.30pm on Thursday. The 73-year-old, from the Red Row area in Morpeth , was thought to have his Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog with him. Northumbria Police said he was found just before 9pm on Thursday. A police spokesman said: "Police are pleased to confirm that Russell Wright has been found. "Thank you to all who assisted with our appeal."
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  14. A group of young footballers at Ponteland Community Middle School will aim to achieve more English success in Spain when they take part in a major international event next year.
  15. Northumberland County Council has responded to criticism over the felling of trees overlooking the site of the new Morpeth First School to the east, which have stood for decades.
  16. Police are searching for a missing Northumberland pensioner who may be with his dog. Russell Wright, 73, has not been seen since Thursday afternoon and police are becoming concerned for his welfare. Officers say Mr Wright, who is from the Red Row area of Morpeth , was last seen at 1.30pm. It is believed that he could have his Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog with him. A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: "Any information phone 101 and quote log 819 181018."
  17. Abbeyfields First School in Morpeth is opening its doors to prospective parents, carers and the wider community at its annual open day tomorrow.
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    Residents have say on Brexit

    Members of Angels for Europe (Northumberland) and North East for Europe set up stall in Morpeth Market Place on Saturday to ask people for their opinions on how Brexit is going.
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    Aircraft crash in Northumberland

    A casualty has been taken to hospital after a light-aircraft crash in Northumberland this morning.
  20. Emergency services are still at the scene after a person died as a result of being hit by a train at a level crossing in Northumberland earlier this morning.
  21. The pub industry in Northumberland, worth nearly £100million, could take a hit if beer duty is raised as expected next week, Britain’s Beer Alliance has warned.
  22. Recent terrorist attacks and the EU referendum have resulted in a rise of religious hate crime, official figures show.
  23. A person has died after being hit by a train at a level crossing in Northumberland. Police and paramedics were called to Stannington Station Road , near Morpeth just after 8.15am on Thursday. A train reportedly stopped at the level crossing after hitting a person. They were then pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. A spokesperson for the British Transport Police (BTP) said: "Officers were called to Stannington level crossing at 8.16am this morning after reports a person had been struck by a train. "Colleagues from Northumbria Police and the North East Ambulance Service are also in attendance, and sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene."
  24. ‘It’s canny up north’ is a key slogan being used as part of a campaign to recruit more doctors in the North East.
  25. The rates of alcohol-related hospital admissions and alcohol mortality are improving in Northumberland compared to elsewhere in the region.
  26. A Morpeth woman has thanked surgeons for helping her walk pain-free for the first time in three years after hip surgery.
  27. Plans to upgrade the café and visitor centre at Druridge Bay Country Park are recommended for approval.
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