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Return of the ‘LNER’ will be welcomed

The accompanying picture shows a CrossCountry Mk3 coach having been prepared for continued service beyond 2020.

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Colin Davidson, of Davidsons of Morpeth, is presented with their Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award by Vauxhall director Simon Oldfield.

Morpeth dealership drives off with prized accolade

A car dealership is celebrating after driving off with a prestigious accolade.

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The start of the A1 single-carriageway at the end of the Felton by-pass.

Consultation to discuss A1 dualling plans

A public consultation is being held to give people a final chance to have their say on a major scheme to dual the A1, as part of £290million project to upgrade the road in Northumberland.

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County Hall, Northumberland

Successor to Northumberland development company unveiled

Northumberland County Council’s troubled development company Arch is set to be scrapped and a replacement established next week.

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The proposed site of 185 new homes in Amble, which follows the approval of almost 1,000 towards the end of last year.

Northumberland new-houses number already exceeds minimum level up to year 2036

The new Local Plan calls for 17,700 new homes in Northumberland from 2016 to 2036 – but there are already more than 22,000 in the pipeline.

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Barclays CEO Jes Staley during his visit to bank customer Thornton Brothers in Ashington where he launched a new growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England.

Barclays Bank launches £500m northern growth fund during visit to Northumberland company

Barclays today (Thursday) launched a new £500million growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England as part of the bank’s commitment to support the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative.
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Morpeth Railway Station.

Rail future is better in public hands

The recent announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the future operation of the main East Coast railway line came as no surprise to me because it was further proof that public ownership is the best way forward for a successful rail network in this country.

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Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

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Alnorthumbria Vets Northumberland staff who attended the Rugby Club Ball.

Balance restored, but long days for farm vets

Firstly, I must apologise for my unduly pessimistic Vet’s Diary in March when I predicted all sorts of bad consequences of the storms. As is so often the case, Mother Nature found a way of bringing us a balance.

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Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

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High speed train at Edinburgh Waverley.

More detail is needed on timetables

The invitation last month for ‘Those Who Know The Truth’ to tell us so that we all know what is going on has produced early results.

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The delighted winners at the North East Livestock Sales show and sale of suckled calves and store cattle, which was held at Acklington last month.

Tremendous quality on show at livestock sales

North East Livestock Sales show and sale of suckled calves and store cattle at Acklington Mart on April 30 sold 331 head.

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Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast main line trains back in public hands next month

Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) will be stripped of its contract on June 24, UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

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From left, Charlotte Stephenson, Stacey Stephenson and Ian Stephenson pictured at the pre-opening event. Picture by Joanne Hetherington.

Stacey’s delight at opening of her new bridal boutique

A new family business has opened in the Stannington area with the aim of giving all brides-to-be the chance to find the right dress.

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REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
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Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

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Foot crush

Is your bull’s fertility up to the mating job?

Did you know that two out of 10 bulls tested are subfertile? This is why we spend a lot of time testing bulls before they go out.

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The fishing fleet at Amble Harbour.

Trackers to be fitted to all Northumberland’s fishing boats

All fishing boats on the Northumberland coast will have to be fitted with trackers in the coming years – but funding should be provided to cover the cost.

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Northumberland Livestock

Acklington

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A taxi rank in Alnwick.

Northumberland taxi fares could rise

Taxi fares in Northumberland could rise for the first time in five years.

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