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36 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | Morpeth Herald

Chefs line up for festival

The event was first held in the town last year to mark the re-launch of the Morpeth markets and was such a success that it was decided to hold an annual celebration. This year's event, which takes place next month, will incorporate a chocolate festival and jam-making competition, and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will provide some musical entertainment.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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