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A Virgin Voyager diesel train designed for routes which are not wholly electrified. Picture by John Wylde.

The stop-go progress of electrification

In 1955 the Modernisation Plan for British Railways was based on the assumption that all main lines would be electrified as soon as possible, that steam trains would be eliminated within a decade, and that diesel trains would plug the time gap.

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Protestors against Highthorn opencast at Druridge Bay demonstrating at Morpeth County Hall in July 2016. Picture by Jane Coltman

HIGHTHORN DECISION: Reaction

Campaigners, supporters and politicians have reacted to the High Court decision to quash the Secretary of State's rejection of the Highthorn opencast mine.
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The Home Instead Senior Care South East Northumberland team came together to celebrate the CQC result. Picture by Crest Photography.

Result of CQC inspection is outstanding for company

The husband and wife team who run a home care company serving clients in Morpeth, Ponteland, Cramlington, Blyth and surrounding areas have been given the care industry’s top rating just 18 months after setting up their business.

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