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38 min ago | Northumberland Today

Special Feature: War games in Croatia

G azette reporter James Willoughby joined the North-East-based Fifth Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on a military exercise in Croatia. British troops are being hit as hundreds of rounds of shots ring out.

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4 hrs ago | Northumberland Today

RAF Boulmer remembers Battle of Britain with parade in Alnwick

St Paul's Church in Alnwick was packed for a service of commemoration before officers, airmen and women from RAF Boulmer, standard bearers, veterans and Air Cadets were led by the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on a parade along Bondgate Within and through the Bondgate Tower. The salute was taken by RAF Boulmer Station Commander, Group Captain Mark Coleman and the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland on a dais outside Lloyds Bank.

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8 hrs ago | Northumberland Today

Dad tells son's remarkable story

He's been kidnapped in Iran, survived a freak accident on Ben Nevis and was badly injured in a microlight smash in Northumberland. Not only has he diced with death on more than one occasion - and lived to tell the tale - but Rothbury's Jon Ker was among the first on the scene at two major air disasters.

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13 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Law graduate's fight for $50,000 donation for family of protester shot dead in Cambodia

A Tyneside law graduate has told how he helped the family of a protester shot dead by police in the Far East win a $50,000 donation. Gavin Cowings was working as a legal Intern on the Human Rights Defender's project at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights , in Cambodia, when Chut Wutty, who was well-known in the country, was killed while protesting about illegal deforestation.

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13 hrs ago | Morpeth Herald

Greatness in the colonies beckoned

George Murray Colledge was born in Gateshead in 1845, the son of Teasdale Colledge, master mariner, and his wife Mary Ann, nee Murray. He was called to Stewarton, Ayrshire, and married Matilda Ann Broomfield, daughter of the Rev R.W. Broomfield, Wesleyan minister at Lesbury, at the chapel there.

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13 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Man who died after being found unconscious in Whitley Bay street is named

Police discovered Lee Devlin, 40, of Charles Avenue in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, lying unconscious at Waterford Crescent near Whitley Bay Metro Station at 11pm on Friday. Two men aged 18 and 19 have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.

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16 hrs ago | Berwick Advertiser

Wooler Wheel attracts more and more women

The image of sportives portrayed in the cycling media is of men attacking hills in packs, grim-faced with calves and arms looking like steel cables. But the Wooler Wheel is bucking the trend.

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17 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

'No nation' Borderers hoping for no vote amid uncertainty over impacts

People on both sides of the England Scotland border are hoping for a no vote in Thursday's independence referendum Uncertainty over the effect of Scottish independence on everyday life for English border people has them praying for a no vote in Thursday's referendum. Residents who own businesses and who 'cross the divide' for work or to access health services and shops in the North Northumberland communities of Berwick, Branxton, Wooler and Norham told The Sunday Sun of their fears that life on the "invisible border" would change forever should the Scots choose to leave the United Kingdom.

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20 hrs ago | The News Item

Preschool students maintained skills over the summer

A group of preschool children in Northumberland County returned to the classroom with a "head start" because they continued learning all summer long. Thanks to supplemental funding from the Sunbury Area Community Foundation , two part-time classroom assistants were hired to provide additional support in the classroom for the Northumberland Area Head Start program, and to administer summer home visits.

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21 hrs ago | Morpeth Herald

Group is buzzing as new site develops

Pegswood Allotment Association committee members have been busy over the last 12 months as various projects have been carried out. The main one has been establishing a bee garden and the building of a 20ft by 8ft wooden cabin next to it that is being used for observation and educational purposes.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Chronicle Live

Community News in Brief: Saturday, September 13

Two solar flares have heightened the chances of the phenomenon, known as the aurora borealis, being spotted but forecasters warned fog and low-hanging cloud could hamper the view of those living inland. North Tyneside's Business Factory has been awarded a Highly Commended accolade for Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Enterprising Britain Awards 2014.

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Northumberland Today

Castle war exhibition officially opens

A poignant and thought-provoking First World War-themed exhibition has been officially opened by the Duke of Northumberland, in the presence of descendants of some of the heroes who fought in the conflict. The Alnwick Castle-based display is dedicated to the roles that the Percy family, estate workers and household employees played in the war and the impact it had on the castle community.

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Teenagers arrested over the death of a 40-year-old man in Whitley Bay

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found with head injuries at Waterford crescent on Friday night They found a 40-year-old unconscious man with head injuries lying on the ground, next to a walkway near Whitley Bay Metro station. He was taken to North Tyneside General Hospital and died a short time later.

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Newsday

Arrests after man found unconscious

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man who was found with head injuries in North Tyneside. The man was found unconscious on the ground close to Whitley Bay Metro station at about 23:00 BST on Friday.

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Berwick Advertiser

Opening hours extended at Seahouses Post Office

Sir Alan Beith open the refurbished Seahouses Post Office with sub post master Judi McNicholl at the new counter area As part of plans to modernise the network and extend opening hours, the Seahouses branch at the convenience store on Main Street offers services from a combi-counter which allows customers to access Post Office products and services alongside retail transactions. Postmaster Judi McNicoll said: "I hope our customers like their new Post Office.

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Chronicle Live

Newbiggin Drummer helps turn back the clock for dementia sufferers

Dementia sufferer George McLean of Ashington gets a quick drum lesson from veteran drummer Paul Hooper at Newbiggin Paul Hooper, who once shared a stage with ELO's Jeff Lynne and George Harrison from The Beatles, met Bluebird Care customers at a special coffee afternoon at Newbiggin's Maritime Centre. Paul, of Newbiggin, Nothumberland , gave a talk illustrated with music about his life on the road and in the studio during the 1960s and 70s, as a drummer with The Fortunes and lately Prelude.

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Northumberland Today

North area planning committee round-up

Members refused to grant retrospective permission for a dormer window at a property in Harbour Road, Beadnell at the committee's September meeting. However, an apology was issued as planning officers from the council had apparently failed to point out that the dormer, usually permitted development, needed permission in the area of outstanding natural beauty .

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chronicle Live

Community News in Brief: Friday, September 12

Families in South Tyneside are being encouraged to share a love of reading as part of a national TV breakfast campaign. The 'Just Read' campaign led by Good Morning Britain encourages parents and carers to take 10 minutes out of their day to read to their children.

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Chronicle Live

'Farce' of inquest held five years after two Northumberland ...

Heather Mary Brierly and Ruth Robson died near Cordoba in 2009 but a series of mistakes and lack of information led to 'huge delay' An inquest finally held this week into the death of three women in a 2009 Spanish car crash has been labelled a "complete farce" by family. Neighbours Heather Mary Brierly, 59, and Ruth Robson, 76, of Ridley Mill near Stocksfield, died in the three-vehicle smash in Spain in March 2009.

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Chronicle Live

Campaign for mobile signal in Northumberland reaches government

A campaign group set up to fight for improved internet and mobile phone service in a remote part of Northumberland has taken its battle to government. Digital Coquetdale, which is hoping to get superfast broadband to the Coquet Valley near Rothbury and address the area's lack of mobile service, wrote to a minister asking for a mobile mast to be erected at Harbottle to provide such a service throughout the area.

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