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Roadworks for the week ahead

Works are scheduled to take place on the A1 in different parts of Northumberland.

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The botanical garden on Madeira. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Three sites to uplift the gardeners

Three key sites in the hills outside Funchal proved ideal for planned garden visits.

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A courageous newspaper founder

A courageous newspaper founder

On New Year's Day 1838, Robert Blakey went to Newcastle and bought himself a newspaper.

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Lions Les Brindley & Chris Offord planting bulbs at the William Turner Garden, Morpeth.

Lions look to the past for park planting initiative

For Morpeth Lions Club, service to the community can take varied forms.

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Louise Roberts as the Goblin Cat and Nigel Collins as Glump in NTC's The Princess and the Gobline. Picture by Keith Pattison

Join princess’s adventure

Alnwick-based Northumberland Theatre Comapny has teamed up with Highlights Touring Scheme to bring its seasonal show to Middleton.

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Planning list for council to determine

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

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The NHS

Survey shows the success of NHS111 service in region

Satisfaction with the North East’s NHS111 service continues to improve despite an increase of more than 50,000 calls over the last year.

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The River Pont in Ponteland.

Free flood warnings by text

Groups of residents across Northumberland will be informed this week that they have been automatically registered for free flood warnings.

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Morpeth Town Team

Meet the Town Team

The following column about Morpeth Town Team has been written by King Edward VI School Year 13 student Olivia Sheed.

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FOOTFALL: Positive signs for business

FOOTFALL: Positive signs for business

A lot is written in the media about how stressful life is now, with a range of issues being highlighted, from the impact of cyber bullying on the young to the impact of loneliness on the not so young.

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Coun Fred Thurgood

East Chevington Parish Council round-up: Abusive youths, fireworks display and CCTV

An angry councillor has blasted youths for their abusive and disgusting behaviour.

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Bird of paradise is grown widely on Madeira. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

‘Summer’ is not as far away as you may think

With temperatures hovering around 5C and Christmas celebrations approaching, this fellow longed for the summer warmth and flowers, even if just for a few days.

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HERALD WAR REPORT: Advert from the Morpeth Herald, December 7, 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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Coun Scott Dickinson

Community centre making a difference

From serving thousands of meals to those in need to helping jobseekers boost their employment credentials – it has been a successful year at Hadston House community centre.

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INTERNET: Safety plans are welcome

INTERNET: Safety plans are welcome

Government plans to help protect children by making Britain the safest place in the world to go on the internet have been welcomed by Barnardo’s.

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Members of Angels for Europe.

Angels contact MPs over Brexit debate

Angels for Europe members have written to Northumberland’s four MPs in relation to a debate in Parliament, which is scheduled to take place on Monday.

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Wallington

One-day free entry for lottery players

The National Trust is opening its doors for free to National Lottery players to thank those who have raised money for its conservation work by buying a lottery ticket.

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An artist's impression of the proposed garden village.

New poll ‘shows public support’ for garden village scheme

Twice as many Northumberland residents recently polled by Ipsos MORI support the proposed Dissington Garden Village near Ponteland than oppose the scheme.

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Sanderson Arcade's delivery service.

Delivery service for Christmas shoppers in Morpeth area

Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth has launched a You Shop – We Drop delivery service to help take the strain out of Christmas shopping this December.

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The llama Christmas card display, right window, at the Oxfam shop in Morpeth.

Window of opportunity to win llama creation

A charity shop in Morpeth has brought a Christmas card to life in one of its front windows.

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