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Top award for Northumbrian Water

Northumberland Water Group has scooped a prestigious award for the innovative way it engages with and shapes the working environment for its employees.

Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh, with Dr Tony Branson.

NHS urged to do more to help smokers quit

Calls are being for the NHS to do more to help prevent hospital admissions and deaths from smoking.

Newcastle International Airport.

North-East leaders launch transport plan

Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider north have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a 30-year plan to drive economic growth.

News from Northumbria Police

Online recruitment events to learn about police roles

Northumbria Police is working alongside the College of Police and other forces to give people an insight into working for the police.

An artist impression of the proposed new Ponteland schools and leisure complex.

Councillors give green light to Pont scheme

A new schools and leisure complex in Ponteland is a step closer following Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee meeting last Thursday.

Met Office yellow weather warning for Tuesday.

Snow warnings for Northumberland extended to Thursday

Warnings of heavy snow and high winds have been issued for Northumberland this week.
There could be snow tomorrow.

Met Office warns of snow to come

A warning of snow has been issued for the region tomorrow.

The bill for all types of medical negligence claims in England, including damages and legal fees, has risen four-fold in 10 years.

NHS payouts: The cost of medical negligence in the region

Medical negligence payouts have cost Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust almost £32million in the past five years, although it has avoided the eye-watering bills seen elsewhere in the country.

Northumberland Coast Path at Howick. By Gavin Duthie

Work to start on Northumberland stretch of England Coast Path

Work is due to start on the Northumberland stretch of the England Coast Path, which is set to become the longest managed and waymarked coastal path in the world.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

New walking netball class starts

If you are interested in playing netball but find the pace a little too much, then a new walking netball class that has started in Morpeth could be for you.

News from Northumbria Police

Force recoups £15k spent on tribunal defence costs

The former head of legal services for Northumbria Police has been ordered to pay the Force £15,000 – which will now be spent on policing.

The side shuffle exercise, part of the regime drawn up by blogger Annie Bean to help keep dogs fit.

Have fun working out with your dog

A work-out routine has been designed to get dogs and their owners off to an active start in 2018.

Lara Ross meets singer and presenter Peter Andre.

Lara celebrates a successful year with Peter Andre

Lara Ross, who manages Slimming World groups in Morpeth, was recently congratulated on helping members lose weight and change their lives by Peter Andre.

The plaque next to Morpeth's Floral Clock in Carlisle Park.

Chance to donate to floral clock project

Efforts to restore Morpeth’s Floral Clock are progressing and residents are being asked to help with the fund-raising campaign.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Funding available to help groups and charities

Funds are available to help Northumberland organisations energise their plans to improve their facilities and activities for members of the public.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Speed display sign in key area

A new piece of equipment is in place to help road safety in an area of Morpeth.

Pictured are some of the people who went along on one of the Ponteland Beer Festival days in 2017. Picture by Jack Edward Storey.

Funds for hall, organisation and festival

Members of Ponteland Town Council recently agreed to award Dalton Village Hall a grant for £1,500 to help towards running costs.


Planning list for council to determine

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

Homeless family

More than 40 Northumberland households declared homeless, official statistics show

More than 40 vulnerable people and young families have been declared homeless in Northumberland by the council, and were set to spend Christmas in temporary accommodation.

HERALD WAR REPORT: Notice from the Morpeth Herald, January 11, 1918.


In this feature to commemorate the First World War, we will bring you the news as it happened in 1918, 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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