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2008-10-04 18:00:11

A LANDLORD has been fined pounds 3,500 by magistrates after ignoring a council order to improve a property in which tenants' safety was put at risk. Action was taken by Blyth Valley Council against Harjit Singh Bariana after he failed to carry out required health and safety improvement work on the house in Salisbury Street, Blyth. Council officials and officers from the Northumberland fire service inspected the property a year ago following a referral from the police. It was found to...

2008-09-23 18:00:26

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. Three films - showcasing the 1959 miners' picnic in Bedlington, the former Woodhorn Colliery in the 1970s and the transportation of coal from the old Ashington Colliery - will be shown at the special screening at the Woodhorn Museum and Archives Centre on the afternoon of Wednesday October 1. The miners' picnic footage,...

2008-09-23 18:00:25

A SPECIAL screening of archive film footage is set to bring memories of Northumberland coal mining into the 21st Century. Three films - showcasing the 1959 miners' picnic in Bedlington, the former Woodhorn Colliery in the '70s and the transportation of coal from the old Ashington Colliery - will be shown the Woodhorn Museum and Archives Centre. Taking place on Wednesday October 1, the screening is free, but those wanting to attend should either book a place in advance on (01670) 528 080...

2008-08-18 00:00:21

A STRETCH of Northumberland coastline has been closed to the public while tests are carried out to solve a pollution puzzle. Warning signs have been put up, public access points closed and coastal warden patrols put in place along Cambois beach near Bedlington following the discovery of an unidentified oily substance on Wednesday. Wansbeck District Council closed the beach between Cambois and North Blyth as a precaution, after a member of the public reported oily globules on the sand....

2008-08-18 00:00:21

TESTS were still being carried out on sea drains yesterday in a bid to trace the source of pollution which has led to the closure of a stretch of Northumberland coastline. Cambois Beach near Bedlington was closed to the public on Thursday after a walker discovered globules of an oily substance on the sands at the high-tide mark. Wansbeck Council took the decision as a precautionary measure after alerting the Environment Agency to the incident. Warning signs have been put up, public...

2008-07-31 18:00:26

A NETWORK of grass roots contact points is to be set up across Northumberland to help the county's new super council connect with people and businesses. One-stop shops and customer service access points will be established in towns across the county - to deal with things such as rent, waste permits, renewing library books and applying for disabled parking permits. Subject to funding approval, the project will eventually result in one stop shops in Berwick, Alnwick, Hexham, Blyth,...

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2008-05-06 22:39:56

The Bedlington Terrier is a sheep-like dog well suited for agility. It is a terrier breed named after a mining town in Northeast England. Its fur has a wooly texture and usually a pale blue, sandy or liver color; it has been described as looking like a "˜lamb on a leash'. The original Bedlington was an underground rodent hunter, and the breed might have played a part in the early development of the Kerry Blue Terrier. The head of the Bedlington Terrier is wedge-shaped, and its body shape...

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