Cramlington students take part in major First World War project

Northumberland students are involved in a major project to study the devastating impact of the First World War on a small mining community. The students – from Cramlington Learning Village and the James Calvert Spence College in Amble – have been exploring the archives at the Woodhorn Museum, which in 1914 was the site of…

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Fundraising company helps tragic teenager’s charity fulfil dream

Colleagues of a cancer specialist, who was inspired by a teenager’s brave battle against the disease, have spent a year raising money to help other young people with the illness. Dr David Cork previously worked at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research alongside the sister of Jessica Robson’s best friend. Jessica, from Cramlington in Northumberland,…

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Writer returns home to inspire Cramlington students

An award-winning writer has returned to his native Northumberland to inspire students at Cramlington Learning Village with his own story. Piers Torday grew up in a family of writers and surrounded by books. His mother ran a bookshop in Hexham and wrote about gardening, cookery and local history; his grandfather was a racing journalist who…

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Christmas comfort for shopping centre Santa thanks to Pallet Earth

Shopping centre Santa will this Christmas be handing out presents while sitting on a throne made by a company from County Durham out of reclaimed timber. Pallet Earth, based in Birtley, uses discarded pallets, scaffolding boards, packing crates, cable reels and even trees to make more than 40 different items of indoor and outdoor furniture…

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Hypnotist Robert Temple brings comedy show to Tyneside theatre

A comedy stage hypnotist who, as a child magician suffered crippling stage fright in front of an audience of brownies, brings his show to his adopted home town next week.   Inspired by his hero Paul Daniels, Robert Temple – who grew up in Sunderland – started practising magic when he was only six-years-old. By the…

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Tynemouth golfing couple triumph

One half of a champion golfing couple has ended a remarkable month by starring for England in a competition featuring elite club golfers from the UK and Ireland. Tynemouth golf club champion Rebecca Ferguson, 25, came third out of the 16 men and women who tackled the world famous Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry in…

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HAL Property – video

Our latest video tells the story of Malcolm Ridley who, after a highly successful career, has become a property developer. Not only has he created an impressive portfolio of housing, Malcolm has also grown a team of trusted professionals who are helping him deliver his objectives: building a successful business and providing high quality family…

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Tynemouth golfing couple are just champion

One half of a champion golfing couple will later this month end a remarkable few weeks by competing for England at one of the world’s most iconic courses. Rebecca Ferguson and Stewart Fell met as teenagers at Tynemouth Golf Club and – although still in their mid-20s – have become two of the best golfers…

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“TV killer” Dryden released from prison

The news that Albert Dryden has been released from prison has brought back vivid memories of the day he shot dead a council officer and wounded one of my colleagues and a policeman. It was already going to be a difficult day for the BBC Look North team. The funeral was taking place of one…

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Businesses team up for Concept Cup to support local families

Twenty teams from some of the North East’s top companies took part in a five-a-side football tournament to help local families affected by autism. The money they raised will buy equipment for four new specially-designed lodges – being built by the North East Autism Society (NEAS) – to provide vital respite breaks. The NEAS was…

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