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47 min ago | Chronicle Live

Victory for Blyth pensioner after giant leeks smash world record

A three pot leek by retired builder Geoff Moscrop, 70, measured a stunning 572 cubic inches - 40ins bigger than the previous record A 70-year-old gardening enthusiast had a giant victory when he broke a record for the world's biggest leeks. North Broomhill pensioner Geoff Moscrop produced a record-breaking three pot leek measuring 572 cubic inches - 40 inches bigger than the previous record.

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47 min ago | Morpeth Herald

Morpeth keeps its Bloom crown

The team, including Morpeth Town Council, Northumberland County Council, the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade and Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre, picked up the top prize at a special awards ceremony at Newcastle Racecourse this morning. Town council Clerk and key Bloom team member Gillian Turner also received a special award for Outstanding Contribution to the environmental competition.

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1 hr ago | Northumberland Today

Immigration offenders arrested in Alnwick

Two illegal workers were arrested by Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers last night following an operation at a business in Alnwick. Yesterday evening, immigration officers visited Varanda Indian Restaurant in Clayport Street, where checks revealed that two members of staff were immigration offenders from Bangladesh.

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1 hr ago | Northumberland Today

Blooms are some of the best in the region

Warkworth In Bloom members Sonia Purvis, Jackie Galilee, Serena Coulter and Josie Mulligan with Northumbria In Bloom judges Kitty Anderson, Marjorie Holt and Iain Anderson. Groups dedicated to brightening up their communities have been rewarded for their efforts at the 50th Northumbria in Bloom competition.

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1 hr ago | Berwick Advertiser

A1 dualling would cost A 600m

Dualling the remaining 42 miles of single carriageway on the A1 between Berwick and Morpeth would cost nearly 600 million. That's the eye-watering figure contained in an unreleased report compiled on behalf of Northumberland County Council which estimates the costs of dualling at around A 14.2 million per mile.

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2 hrs ago | News Guardian

Outdoor centre to open for girlguides

Girlguiding North Tyneside s new residential outdoor centre and campsite, Cheviot View, in the Northumberland National Park at Kirknewton, near Wooler, which opens next month. Girlguiding North Tyneside will open its new residential outdoor centre and campsite, called Cheviot View, at Kirknewton next month after its own fundraising efforts and a loan from Charity Bank.

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3 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

16-year-old boy is charged after death of Whitley Bay man Lee Devlin

Lee, 40, of Charles Avenue, was found with head injuries in a walkway next to Whitley Bay Metro station and was pronounced dead at hospital Lee, 40, was found with head injuries next to a walkway near the town's Metro station and was pronounced dead at North Tyneside Hospital on Friday. Police have now charged a 16-year-old boy with manslaughter, who will appear before North Tyneside Court on Wednesday.

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3 hrs ago | Berwick Advertiser

Help Northumberland in bid to win prestigious tourism title

Anyone who supports Northumberland in the bid to be named Best UK Holiday Destination will get the chance to win a three night luxury break at the 2014 Holiday Village of the Year- Seafield Park in Seahouses - with plenty of added extras. Northumberland has been shortlisted in this year's prestigious British Travel Awards and as a thank you for voting Northumberland Tourism is offering one lucky voter and their family the chance of a luxury holiday to remember.

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6 hrs ago | Northumberland Today

Council highlights drive for new homes

Coun Robert Arckless, ward member for Amble, Coun Allan Hepple, Northumberland County Council s policy board member for housing and David Leightly, site manager for Galliford Try Partnerships North. County councillors have highlighted the authority's commitment to providing more social housing during a visit to the site of 48 new affordable homes in Amble.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chronicle Live

Friend of missing Morpeth man Domenic Broadley tells of his fears for his pal's safety

It has now been more than three weeks since the 36-year-old vanished after getting out of a relatives car following an argument. And today a life-long friend of Domenic has told how he fears his pal may be sleeping rough in Gateshead's Chopwell Woods .

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Chronicle Live

Staff at Phones 4u North East stores await fate of retailer

Staff across Phones 4u's 22 North East stores face an uncertain future as the mobile phone retailer is poised to enter administration. Some 157 workers at the firm's regional stores and concessions are waiting to learn of the retailer's fate, as speculation mounts that rival Dixons Carphone might offer some jobs.

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Northumberland Today

New Northumberland children's home open

A new children's home in Alnwick, which aims to offer a 'family-style living experience', has officially been opened. Northumberland County councillor Robert Arckless, policy board member for children's services, cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of Thorndale House.

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Morpeth Herald

Planning proposals put forward

Acklington: Mr Robert Howie, Acklington Park, Acklington, erection of steel portal framed agricultural building for the storage of small machinery, equipment, feed and fertiliser. East Chevington: Miss Joanne Purnell and Mr Richard Harris, Ilex House, North Broomhill, sub-division of detached five bedroom house into two, construction of two storey extension to side and single storey extension to opposite side, both with front porch extensions, relocation of garage and additional access.

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Berwick Advertiser

Council HQ could move to Ashington

County Hall will be relocated to Ashington if the conclusions of an independent report are accepted by the county council's policy board. The report will also be considered by the council's economic prosperity and strategic services overview and scrutiny committee on 23 September.

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Chronicle Live

Man in Blyth attacks teenage boy and girl leaving boy with fractured cheek bone

A thug fractured a 15-year-old boy's cheekbone and eye socket and put a girl, 16, in a headlock, on Plessey Road in Blyth The attack happened at 12.10am on Saturday when the 15-year-old boy was sat with a 16-year-old girl, on the pavement on Plessey Road, near Croft Road. He was left with fractures to his cheek bone and eye socket.

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Northumberland Today

Official opening for Northumberland post office

Sir Alan cut the cake at an opening ceremony at the new facility in Seahouses, based in Corklee News, on Friday morning. He said: "I welcomed the news that Seahouses Post Office was to be modernised to create a bright modern branch and am delighted to be here today to congratulate on Judi her hard work and to formally declare the new branch open.

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The Northern Echo

British Engines powers ahead with new North-East jobs, apprenticeships and investment

EAST engineering firm has increased the size of its apprenticeship intake by 50 per cent as part of its on-going growth plans. It follows an announcement revealed by The Northern Echo last Wednesday that the group, which includes Newcastle-based BEL Valves, expects to create up to 100 jobs over the next three years.

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Northumberland Today

A 600m cost of dualling A1 in Northumberland

BBC Newcastle reports it has obtained figures that reveal dualling the stretches of the road between Morpeth and Felton and from just north of Alnwick to Berwick would cost an estimated A 14.2million a mile. And with 42 miles to dual, that would total well over half-a-billion pounds - A 596.4million.

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Chronicle Live

Hexham MP Guy Opperman speaks out in defence of HMP Northumberland

A Northumberland MP has spoken out in favour of an under fire prison described by some staff as a 'tinderbox'. Government officials from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons this month visited the jail after a string of incidents prompted safety concerns.

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Chronicle Live

Northumberland pet lizard needed emergency surgery after swallowing Happy Meal toy

Keva, a twoA -yearA -old Bosc Monitor, had been out of his cage while owner Victoria Ord cleaned out his vivarium at her family's home in Haydon Bridge Keva, a twoA -yearA -old Bosc Monitor, had been out of his cage while owner Victoria Ord cleaned out his vivarium at her family's home in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland . Victoria's playful Jack Russell Paddy was playing with the toy and threw it up in the air, before Keva stretched up and caught it in his jaws, believing it was food.

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