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1 hr ago | Morpeth Herald

Traders help Mayor with traditional tea

The annual Meet The Mayor event was held in Morpeth Town Hall on Friday afternoon, offering local residents and visitors to the area the opportunity to have a face-to-face chat with the town's civic head Nic Best and Mayoress Joan Howard.

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5 hrs ago | Northumberland Today

Public response helps uncover piper's story

Plans to honour a First World War hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross have helped to uncover more details about his fascinating life story.

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8 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Howdon runner, 82, completes 200th Parkrun at Newcastle's Exhibition Park

Eric Appleby may be aged 82 and fitted with a pacemaker ... but the pensioner has no intention of slowing down.

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8 hrs ago | Berwick Advertiser

Real hope for red squirrels

Survey work carried out by Red Squirrels Northern England has revealed the range of the endangered animal has remained stable over the last two years.

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12 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Community news in brief: Saturday, August 30

Catherine Anderson, who runs Burlesque Fit Ltd, has organised the event which takes place tomorrow and will see up to 50 women take part in the dance session which mixes burlesque with traditional exercise.

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16 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Heart hero family from Whitley Bay to open play facility after raising A 370,000

Ivan and Nadine Hollingsworth launched a fundraising drive for Newcastle's Freeman Hospital after unit saved the life of their son Seb Inspired parents Ivan and Nadine Hollingsworth have worked tirelessly to raise vital funds to build a new playroom and outdoor play area for ill children in the North East.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Morpeth Herald

Results don't get any better than this

The delighted youngster, who attends the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle, earned a straight run of 11 A*s in every subject, much to the delight of his family in Morpeth.

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Chronicle Live

Desperately seeking sunbeds: North East families witness 'sun-lounger Olympics' in Spain

The antics of guests desperately seeking sunbeds at a hotel in Benidorm have become a YouTube sensation - watch the video here Every morning at 8.30, the doors of Benidorm's Flamingo Oasis Hotel are flung open to what can only be described as a stampede for a sunbed by the pool.

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Chronicle Live

Replay: Breaking news updates from Newcastle and the North East

The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Thursday, 28 August 2014 The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest ... (more)

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Chronicle Live

Albino hedgehog marks a first for Northumberland rescue centre

A rare albino hedgehog is enjoying special attention from volunteer staff at a Northumberland rescue centre where he is certainly standing out from the crowd.

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Morpeth Herald

Pupils show star quality

Students were seeing scores of stars at Morpeth's King Edward VI School last week as they collected their outstanding GCSE results.

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Chronicle Live

Travellers take up residence beside council base in Morpeth

Travellers set up camp on a site next to County Hall, base of Northumberland County Council - the authority responsible for policing them A group of travellers is currently living unauthorised in caravans yards from County Hall, the headquarters of Northumberland County Council .

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Chronicle Live

'One punch ruined my life' says Northumberland DJ victim of unprovoked attack

Father-of-two Wayne Urwin, who is now living in Whickham, Gateshead, is determined to rebuild life as his attacker Aaron Robson is jailed Wayne's life was changed forever when a chance encounter with Aaron Robson in a Morpeth alleyway left him with catastrophic injuries.

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News Post Leader

Total of red squirrels stays stable

A three-month survey in the region has shown the number of red squirrels has remained stable over the last two years.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Berwick Advertiser

Mixed reaction to new plans for coastal cottage

Amended plans to demolish and replace a single-story former shepherd's cottage near Beadnell have met with a mixed response in the village.

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Chronicle Live

Watch our big #icebucketchallenge video compilation - 41 buckets in two and a half minutes

We asked you to email us your #icebucketchallenge videos to make this monster compilation of North East people taking part Here is our big #icebucketchallenge compilation video of North East people taking part in a social media phenomenon full of fun - and screaming! The craze has helped to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and funding for ... (more)

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Chronicle Live

Town upgrade schemes for Whitley Bay unveiled

Volunteers from the Whitley Bay Big Local Partnership, which is backed by lottery funding, are asking people to inspect the plans at the group's pop up shop in Park View on Saturday from 10am to 4pm and give their verdicts.

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The Northern Echo

Launch of healing mask gives hope to patients who fear blindness

SLEEP MASK: Lorraine Helliwell pictured with Richard Kirk, chief executive of PolyPhonix Lorraine is using the new electronic light-emitting sleepmask her eyes greatly improved to the extend that an eye h SLEEP MASK: Lorraine Helliwell pictured with Richard Kirk, chief executive of PolyPhonix Lorraine is using the new electronic light-emitting ... (more)

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Chronicle Live

Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell calls for child abuse probe following shocking Rotherham report

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell said more should to be done to stamp out 'horrific' abuse crimes going on in 'many towns and cities' A North East MP has stepped up his calls for an overarching child sex abuse inquiry following the shocking Rotherham report.

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News Guardian

Proposals to improve town to go on display

Following months of work, volunteers from the Whitley Bay Big Local Partnership will unveil their draft plans of how the town could look with a few small changes.

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