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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.

2008-09-26 18:00:53

DEVELOPERS behind plans for a green power plant on the site of an old pit met politicians and officials to discuss their ideas. The developers, who want to keep their identity secret at this stage, travelled to the redundant Bates Pit, in Blyth, Northumberland, for the site meeting.

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.

2008-07-10 18:00:23

A POISONOUS fish that burrows into sand has sparked a beach alert.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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