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14 min 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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1 hr 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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1 hr 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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3 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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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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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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Chronicle Live

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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