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Local ideas are key for flood plans

Northumberland leads the way with an innovative new flood prevention scheme at Kielder Reservoir.

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Modest rise in council tax agreed

A two per cent rise for its portion of council tax has been agreed unanimously at a meeting of Morpeth Town Council.

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Inspector hears about ‘bad parking’ outside B&B

A problem parking issue in an area of Morpeth has been raised with a police inspector.

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Conservative Party chairman, Sir Patrick McLoughlin, with Coun Peter Jackson.

Manifesto launched by Northumberland Conservatives

Northumberland Conservatives launched their manifesto last week as they bid to wrest control from Labour at County Hall in May.

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MPs have voted in favour of triggering Article 50 in the House of Commons. Picture by Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.

Voices of ‘Remainers’ should not be ignored

Not many of us would have believed 12 months ago that in a few short weeks we would be voting to leave the European Union.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan with former transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Plans for eventual dualling of the A1 through Northumberland confirmed

Hopes that the remaining 25 miles of single carriageway on the A1 in Northumberland will eventually be dualled have received a further boost.

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The relocation of the councils HQ to Ashington remains controversial, with the Tories opposing it but �32million allocated over the next three years.

Capital spending of £380m next year divides opinion

Investing in a vision for the future or increasing debt with risky spending – contrasting views on Northumberland County Council’s new budget.

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The Bill to trigger article 50, in front of the Houses of Parliament. Picture by Nick Ansell/PA Wire.

We’re living in exciting times with Brexit

The pace of life at Westminster continues to keep me on my toes, with key hearings on the Public Accounts Committee on NHS matters, amongst others.

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Council grant for Pont community organisation

An organisation has received some funding from Ponteland Town Council.

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Coun Nic Best.

Green councillor chosen again to run for county council

The Wansbeck constituency Green Party has selected Nic Best to stand as a Morpeth North ward candidate at the Northumberland County Council elections in May.

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Modest increase for town council precept

Residents in a Northumberland community will pay a little more council tax for the services carried out by their most local authority.

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Coun Andrew Tebbutt by a couple of the trees that were cut down outside County Hall on Saturday.

Removal of trees at County Hall site angers residents

The felling of some trees outside County Hall in Morpeth has been strongly criticised by residents and councillors.

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Conservative county council candidate for Kirkhill in the May 2017 elections, Richard Wearmouth.

School places issue in the political spotlight

The issue of future school places in Morpeth has once again been debated.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the Charity Commision for England and Wales at The Royal Society where she detailed plans to provide greater support for those suffering mental health problems. Picture by Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Mental health is a pressing issue for all

This is not a Prime Minister who is prepared to duck the hard questions.

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Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck

Cuts will put our children’s future at risk

I am no music buff, but wasn’t it Whitney Houston who once sang about children being our future, imploring us to “teach them well and lead the way”.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

County leads the way in new care model

Winter is beginning to bite and our thoughts turn to the annual pressure it places on our services, the NHS in particular.

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Tenants in spotlight at conference

Northumberland County Council’s ground-breaking work around tenant involvement was highlighted at a prestigious tenants conference in Leeds.

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More to be done at home and abroad

It is that time of year where we reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead to the next.

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Podcast on 30-hour free childcare pilot

Members of Northumberland County Council’s Early Years Team recently got together with partners and service users to discuss the 30-hour free childcare pilot and what it meant to them.

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An artists impression of what the new Northumberland County Council headquarters in Ashington may look like.

Contractor for new council HQ announced

The construction firm for Northumberland County Council’s new headquarters has been chosen and it is set to start work on the site next month.

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