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Renewed warning for motorists travelling in the Mini Beast from the East

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow.
The winchman is lowered from the helicopter in this picture taken from the HM Coastguard video of the rescue.

Dramatic rescue of ill passenger from cruise ship caught in stormy seas off Northumberland

An unwell passenger on board a cruise ship pitching violently in high seas off the Northumberland coast has sparked a dramatic rescue.
The Terrace site in Morpeth will be put on the market on Monday.

Council puts key town centre site on the market

Morpeth’s masterplan has taken a step forward as one of the town’s important development sites is going on the market.

World Book Day at Grange View Church of England First School in Widdrington Station.

Dressing up for World Book Day

Although Grange View Church of England First School in Widdrington Station was closed on World Book Day because of the snow, the celebrations were postponed rather than cancelled and they took place last week.


Planning list for council to determine

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

Mariska Simpson, holding her Best MSc Biology Thesis 2017 award, will soon complete her masters degree at Utrecht University.

From Hadston to Harvard: Mariska makes her mark

After making her mark during a six-month research period at a prestigious university in the USA, a Hadston resident has thanked all those who helped her raise the required funds for the internship.

Newcastle International Airport was successful at Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality Awards.

Airport flying high after major award win

Newcastle International Airport was the only UK airport to win an accolade at Airports Council International (ACI)’s 2017 Airport Service Quality Awards.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Morpeth Heroes competition theme

As part of its preparations for the 2018 Britain in Bloom and Northumbria in Bloom contests, Morpeth Town Council is holding a competition to find new designs for the planters in the Market Place.

More snow and ice is forecast for this weekend.

Northumberland County Council staff set to work through the night as another burst of wintry weather looms

Northumberland County Council is once again ready for another blast of wintry weather forecast for this weekend.

Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Site visit decision for major housing plans

A decision on a bid to build more than 100 homes in Pegswood has been put on hold.

Youngsters who took part in last year's Big Toddle.

Step out to raise vitals funds for children’s charity

Generous children are being asked to step out again to help raise funds for charity.

Current river level in Morpeth

Current river level in Morpeth

This picture shows the level of the River Wansbeck in Morpeth this morning.

Participants in the Druridge Bay parkrun will not have to pay the parking charges.

£1m of improvements for our country parks

A £1million programme of improvements in country parks in Northumberland has been signed off – to be funded by the reintroduction of parking charges.

County council staff have been praised for their efforts during recent snow.

Snow, litter, business and community

The recent bad weather has disrupted many of us in the last few weeks, with the snow making life particularly difficult for our local small businesses.

Morpeth Town Hall

Wedding fair to help couples plan the big day

Happy couples planning their big day are being invited to a wedding fair in Morpeth.

Tree poles at Lowford were also catching debris as designed.

Images highlight how flood defences worked

The Environment Agency has released pictures to show Morpeth’s flood defences in operation last week.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Green light for more homes in Medburn

Construction work on 62 new family homes near Ponteland will go ahead after an agreement with a council was reached.


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The Met Office weather warning.

WEATHER WARNING: More snow forecast for Friday night

Just when you thought we had seen the back of winter, the Met Office has issued a warning for snow and ice across Northumberland at the end of the week.
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