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North of Tyne devolution: Next stage begins

The ball is now rolling on the process of implementing the North of Tyne devolution deal after the three councils involved signed it off and launched a public consultation.

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The UK is looking to lead the world on animal welfare.

We can lead the world on animal welfare

The festive season is upon us and preparations for Christmas are well under way right across the country.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

North of Tyne devolution deal details revealed

The 815,000 people living in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside will vote for a new directly-elected mayor who will have new powers in housing, planning and skills.

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Preparations are being made for winter services.

Making plans for the busy festive season

With winter getting closer and Christmas just around the corner, there is plenty to do and prepare for a busy end to the year, and the past month has been full of visits, meetings and events around the constituency.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council, and Coun Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, discuss the North of Tyne devolution deal at Westminster.

Council leader welcomes North of Tyne devolution deal

A devolution deal for Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside was confirmed in yesterday’s Budget.

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The switch-on of Morpeths Christmas lights always draws a big crowd. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Every pound spent locally gives a boost

Christmas well and truly arrives in Morpeth this weekend, and the festivities couldn’t be getting off to a better start.

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Praise for work of NEAT team

The work of the county council’s neighbourhood environmental action team (NEAT) in Morpeth has been praised.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the North East England Chamber of Commerce business leaders' lunch.

Nicola Sturgeon underlines 'enduring ties' between North East and Scotland

Road and rail links between the North East and Scotland are 'vital connections' that should be enhanced, Nicola Sturgeon told the region's business leaders today.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan is pictured with pupils at Cambo First School.

MP and school pupils’ joint palm-oil message

A Northumberland MP met children and teachers from Cambo First School to discuss an important environmental issue.

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Guy Opperman wins the Hexham seat at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

We’ve seen great success all round

October has been a busy month in Tynedale and Ponteland, with plenty to celebrate for individuals, businesses and the community.

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Ian Lavery wins the Wansbeck seat at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

Searching for a charity champion

Let’s together find our Wansbeck Charity Champion.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

Council initiative puts rural issues in the spotlight

Northumberland County Council is spearheading a new initiative to ensure rural areas have a voice in the UK’s economic future.

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Amended constituencies proposed for Northumberland

A new proposed arrangement for the electoral map in Northumberland has been revealed today, although it still features a reduction from four constituencies to three.

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MP shows the red card to taxi refusals at party conference

Ian Lavery tested his taxi-hailing skills at the recent Labour Party Conference in a football-themed game with Guide Dogs that had a serious message.

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Application for new homes in hamlet gets the green light

A bid for dozens of homes in a hamlet near Ponteland was approved by a majority vote on Monday, despite more than 30 objections.

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MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is calling for a review of countryside policy-making. Picture by Jane Coltman

Making plans for homes and countryside

The political conference season is over, and with it the media’s obsession with political tittle-tattle.

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Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

Housing data ‘shows we were right’

Northumberland County Council has welcomed Government figures on projected future housing needs for the county.

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Travels have brought your issues to light

My summer tour of the Hexham constituency is over and Parliament has restarted.

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MP Ian Lavery.

Give public servants a decent wage

If the Government thought its announcement of a lifting of its public sector pay cap with regard to police and prison officers would be universally welcomed, it has to go down as one of the classic political own goals of all time.

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Anne-Marie Trevelyan says thank you for the �290million to dual parts of the A1

Getting fair deals for UK and county

The great British summer is approaching its twilight and as the nights start to draw in Westminster is back in full swing.

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