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School support for shoebox appeal

Grange View Church of England First School in Widdrington Station has contributed 32 shoeboxes to the Operation Christmas Child appeal.

Delving into the past of town’s fine building

Delving into the past of town’s fine building

I had lunch last week in the Café Vault at 29 Newgate Street, Morpeth.

News from Northumbria Police

UPDATE: A1 reopened following serious collision

The A1 northbound has reopened after a serious collision saw it closed for hours this afternoon.
David Harrison presents the grant to Fiona Sample at the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility launch event. Picture by Crest Photography.

Centre gives Oswin Project a grant boost

Seven charities received a share of £30,000 at the recent launch of the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility (HCSM) in Northumberland.

Goosehill Private Nursery in Morpeth hosted a visit from Danish educators.

Private nursery in Morpeth hosts Danish educators

An outstanding nursery and nature kindergarten is hosting international study visits from Scandinavian educators.


Planning list for council to determine

The following planning applications have been submitted to Northumberland County Council.

One of the Ponteland High School students at Tyne Cot.

Battlefields tour was a poignant experience

A party of 40 Year 10 students and a group of staff from Ponteland High School commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a three-day tour of the battlefields.

Filming in Morpeth.

Community film all set to premiere

A community-based film shot in Morpeth and starring a full cast from the region will premiere later this month.

HERALD WAR REPORT: Advert from the Morpeth Herald, November 16, 1917.


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.

From left, Amy Jo-Campbell, apprentice travel consultant, Helen Williams, services manager for the Alzheimers Society in Northumberland, and Hays Travel Morpeth branch manager Marie Robinson.

Coach trip raises cash for charity

Hays Travel Morpeth recently donated £720 to the Alzheimer’s Society in support of people affected by dementia in Northumberland.

Emma Weston-Jones with Paddington Bear. Picture by The Bigger Picture Agency Ltd

Emma flying high – just like her bunting

An entrepreneur from Morpeth has seen her work adorn the big screen after her bunting has been used in the new Paddington Bear film.

Representatives of Morpeth's 2013 RHS Britain in Bloom competition entry celebrate the best town award and gold medal success. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Town’s hope for another national floral crown

Morpeth will aim to be among the best in the UK when it comes to flower power next year.

Mark Simpson read Pride of the Poppy by Albert Gormley during the service.

School and guests pay respects to Old Boys killed in action

King Edward VI School in Morpeth held its annual Remembrance service at the War Memorial in the school grounds on Monday.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Craig’s Day finishes team’s special fund-raising year

A year of fund-raising to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of a Lynemouth man culminated with the annual Craig’s Day.

Lindsay Murray and host Alfie Joey present The Boutique Guest Accomodation of the Year Gold Award to Newton Hall. Picture by North News & Pictures

Gold awards for Northumberland tourism businesses

Tourism businesses from Northumberland dominated the regional industry awards last night, with an array of winners.


WATCH: Coca-Cola truck in Morpeth

The famous Coca-Cola truck has pulled into Morpeth.

The switch-on of Morpeths Christmas lights always draws a big crowd. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Every pound spent locally gives a boost

Christmas well and truly arrives in Morpeth this weekend, and the festivities couldn’t be getting off to a better start.

Sajid Javid

Northumberland facing local-plan intervention

The Government has threatened to directly intervene in councils who have failed to establish a local housing plan – including Northumberland.

Coun Richard Wearmouth and Coun Peter Jackson at Fridays event.

Many residents have say on town’s future

Hundreds of people have had their say on Morpeth’s future – and there is still time for residents to give their views online.

Greetings! New card shop set for Morpeth

Greetings! New card shop set for Morpeth

One of the UK’s leading card and gift retailers, Card Factory, is to open a brand new store in Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade.

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