Latest ASHINGTON Stories
A 10-YEAR-OLD girl remains in a critical condition after falling through a skylight at a Northumberland social club. Danielle Bell, 10, had been playing with friends on the roof at Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club when it is understood she fell 12ft on to concrete suffering serious injuries.
By Dave Black PLANNING controls imposed on opencast mining in south east Northumberland were in tatters last night after a second site was approved in what was previously an official no-go area for the industry.
By VINCE GLEDHILL CONTROVERSIAL plans for an opencast mine next to a town were given the go-ahead today. Hundreds of people objected to UK Coal's plans to dig up 600 acres of open land at Potland Burn, north of Ashington.
A PREGNANT bride went straight from her wedding reception to a hospital' delivery room after going through with her marriage ceremony despite having contractions.
FASCINATING archive film footage of the great days of coal mining in Northumberland will go on show at a former colliery, turned tourist attraction next month.
A SPECIAL screening of archive film footage is set to bring memories of Northumberland coal mining into the 21st Century.
A STUDENT has landed his dream job at a construction firm after helping to build a 2.7km bypass in Northumberland. Adam Robson worked alongside Wolverhampton-based Carillion Civil Engineering between October 2006 and March 2007 to build the pounds 9m Pegswood Bypass linking Ashington and Morpeth.
A HOUSE which became a crime scene after two teenage girls ended up in hospital with drug overdoses had only just become occupied by new residents. Police sealed off the house in Richard Street, Blyth, for a number of hours yesterday while they carried out an investigation into the incident.
MINERS are being sought at a Northumberland colliery for the first time in more than 25 years. But it is their memories and experiences rather than physical labour which is now required.
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