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  1. Today
  2. A charity supporting people from a disadvantaged background to train for a career is looking for a new home.
  3. A fire engine was at Wallington on Tuesday, but there was no panic as it went along as part of an emergency training exercise, held in partnership with the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS).
  4. Northumberland’s village halls are gearing up to mark the first national Village Halls Week, celebrating the vital role they play in sustaining rural communities.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Met Office ice and snow warning

    The area for a warning in relation to ice and snow tomorrow includes part of Northumberland.
  7. Fear of a potential negative effect on their career is preventing people with hearing loss from disclosing their condition to their employers, new research has revealed.
  8. With just over a week left to enter, we are sharing one of this year’s Northumberland Business Awards nominations to encourage others.
  9. The headteacher of Ponteland High School is hopeful that work will be able to get under way on the school blocks element of a major new project at the end of next month.
  10. A university professor has criticised the proposed North of Tyne (NoT) devolution deal, saying only the thinnest of gruel is on offer.
  11. Last week
  12. Met Office warns of ice and snow

    A warning of ice has been issued for the North East tonight.
  13. An up-and-coming star is set to be a roaring success when he takes to the stage in Northumberland this January. When Morpeth Pantomime Society launches its annual show on January 25, audiences are in for an extra-big surprise: a T-Rex has joined the cast and is about to make a debut - with a bit of snarling and tail-swishing - in The New Adventures of Alice. The dinosaur has been awarded a special role in the society’s latest pantomime, its 39th, which will have four performances in the market town. And it certainly will prove a new adventure for Alice as the fresh take on the tale of storybook heroine who falls down a rabbit hole will sees the animatronic star, called Tyrone, share the limelight with the likes of Alice, The White Rabbit and the Mad March Hare. The high-tech dinosaur was made in China especially for the society which came up with the ambitious idea last autumn. Committee member Ben Gammer said it was all part and parcel of plans to grow audiences for the shows following a period about five years ago when numbers took a dip.
  14. Second World War veterans are being offered the chance of a free trip to pay their respects to fallen comrades.
  15. A new series of walks has been created to help people get active and enjoy Northumberland’s beautiful countryside.
  16. Man charged with rape

    A Morpeth man has appeared in court after being charged with three counts of rape.
  17. The millions lost in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides will be remembered at a special event next week.
  18. A national campaign to help keep young children safe from sexual abuse has been launched.
  19. More details about the lasting memorial for suffragette Emily Wilding Davison in Morpeth have been revealed.
  20. The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of burying his naked victim in a shallow grave at Cresswell in Northumberland has been discharged.
  21. A charity is looking for people to make a splash this spring.
  22. Community health experts are backing a national campaign to encourage condom use by young people.
  23. Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope that 2018 is a successful, healthy and prosperous year for every one of you.
  24. Northumberland County Council are hosting a Holocaust memorial event as part of National Holocaust Memorial Day to remember all those lost in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day is open to all and will take place on 25th January at 1pm in the Council Chamber at County Hall, Morpeth. The theme for this years Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘the power of words’ and the impact and difference words can make, both for good and evil, which will be explored through music, film, readings and testimonies. The event will begin with the lighting of the Holocaust memorial candle and will conclude with the rising of the Holocaust flag and a blessing from Rabbi Lipsey. The ceremony will be hosted by the Northumberland Youth Cabinet and Parliament and will feature a film from Sele First School and a talk from the Young Equality Stars from Prudhoe Highfield Middle School. Veronica Jones, Northumberland County Council cabinet member for Adult Well Being and Health, said: “It is important that we continue to remember these shocking moments in history and all those that have lost their lives through unjust hatred and persecution. “It is through remembering these events that we can learn from them and they serve as a continuous reminder that more needs to be done to recognise prejudice and raise awareness about how to stop it.”
  25. A woman has been cleared of murdering a man found naked in a shallow grave in Northumberland.
  26. Northumberland County Council has unveiled plans to spend £17million on refurbishing its outdated headquarters. County Hall in Morpeth , which was built in 1981, is set to have its interior updated to give it a new lease of life. And once the work is complete, an entire wing of the building is to be rented out in the hope of generating income for the council. The proposed redevelopment has been included in the local authority’s medium term financial plan, but it has not yet been approved by full council. The Conservatives, who pledged to stay at County Hall after a dramatic win in last May’s elections, said it was a great deal for taxpayers. A spokesman said: “We’re investing to refit a building which is internally dated but structurally sound after years of neglect from the old Labour council.
  27. The date for a final decision on the proposed Highthorn opencast mine has been announced.
  28. A poignant service of commemoration was held yesterday to mark the anniversary of the Guyzance tragedy.
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