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Call for candidates in youth elections

Young people in Northumberland can put themselves forward over the next month to represent their peers in the Youth Parliament and Youth Cabinet elections.

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Catherine Taylor, Fresh Smoke Free North East; Amanda Young, advisor, Northumberland Stop Smoking Service; Alan White, who quit smoking with the support of the Northumberland NHS Stop Smoking Service; Councillor Veronica Jones, portfolio holder for adult wellbeing and health, Northumberland County Council; Kerry Lynch, senior public health manager, Northumberland County Council; Connie Reardon, specialist, Northumberland Stop Smoking Service; Elizabeth Morgan, interim director of public health, Northumberland County Council.

Quitting smoking success rates at 10-year high

Thousands of smokers in Northumberland are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data published last week shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.

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Programme manager at Culture Bridge, Elvie Thompson. Picture by Colin Davison

Art and culture fund open for bids

The Culture Bridge North East Fund has opened up to grant applicants for the first time this week.

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Heritage plays a key role in North East’s economic prosperity

A new report published today by Historic England, on behalf of the North East Historic Environment Forum, has revealed the vital contribution of heritage to the North East’s economy.

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Alnwick Castle is one of Northumberland's iconic spots.

Vote for the county to win Gold accolade

Just over a week remains for the public to help Northumberland win a prestigious tourism prize for the first time.

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Project to encourage youth to volunteer

A group of young people from Northumberland have been working on a social-action project to inspire other youths to get involved with volunteering.

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Emergency services at the plane. Picture by Andrew Cowan

Light aircraft emergency in Northumberland

Emergency services were called when a light aircraft had to make an emergency landing in north Northumberland today.

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Deadline looming for community grants

The deadline is looming for community groups, charities and young people to apply for funding from the Community Chest.

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Virgin Money's Julie Little and Lisa Weir with some of the jars filled with 5ps.

15,000 5p pieces to support the RNLI

The Morpeth Virgin Money Store has been collecting 5ps on behalf of the RNLI’s Betty’s Jars appeal and, thanks to the generosity of its customers, has raised a fantastic £750. That is 15,000 five pence pieces. Due to the success of the collection, it has been extended to include the Cramlington, Whitley Bay and Fowler Street Virgin Money Stores.

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Members of the 1st Morpeth Company Boys Brigade take down the Bargain Bazaar banner for the last time outside its premises in Manchester Street.

End of Bargain Bazaar in town

Over the years, many Morpethians and people from the surrounding area will have either kindly donated or purchased an item or two from the annual Bargain Bazaar sale.

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Help at hand for farmers

With the onset of autumn, traditional breeding sales are getting under way at livestock markets across the region, making it a busy time for those involved in all aspects of farming.

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HERALD WAR REPORT: Advert from the Morpeth Herald, September 21, 1917.

HERALD WAR REPORT

In this feature to commemorate the First World War, we will bring you the news as it happened in 1917, 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.

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Shortlist spot for Morpeth sewage system

A sustainable sewage system for Morpeth is one of six developments in the North East to have been shortlisted for the region’s top planning award.

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Dr Iain Morrison, managing director of Morrison Shenfine Holdings.

Growing dental firm opens head office

A North East-based dental group, with practices in Morpeth and Ponteland, has moved into an office at Ashington Workspace after celebrating a record-breaking year.

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Red Squirrel Week

A Northumberland estate, which employs the National Trust’s only full-time red-squirrel ranger, is celebrating the animals this month.

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Margie Tasker-Brown and Judith Wolfe cast their expert eyes over the Victoria sponges.
Picture by Jane Coltman

A wet day at Whalton, but the show must go on

The wet weather failed to dampen spirits at this year’s Whalton Village Show.

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Safety advice from Shotton to Shanghai

Safety advice from Shotton to Shanghai

A North East mining firm has hosted a delegation from China to help its industry manage their sites more safely.

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Thomas, Emily and Mike Rickards who ran this years Great North Run to raise funds for your Bright charity, which provides the extras that make a difference to patients.

It’s never too early to prepare for health issues

Welcome to this month’s column about health services in Morpeth.

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The cookery section at Pegswood Show.

Unearthing Pegswood’s talents

This was the fifth traditional village show in Pegswood and was our best yet, with the number of entries up and visitor numbers up too.

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Pupils from Collingwood School and Media Art College at the teddy bears' picnic.

Teddy bears have picnic for scores of schoolchildren

A themed teddy bears’ picnic was held for schoolchildren from the region at The Alnwick Garden as part of Northumberland Freemasons’ 300th anniversary celebrations.

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