Latest Northumberland County Council Stories

2008-10-07 18:00:26

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. But members of Northumberland County Council planning and regulatory committee approved the proposals at a meeting in Morpeth today. A year ago the council's planning officers said they were against the plan because it would damage regeneration work in Ashington...

2008-09-24 18:00:33

A HIGH school became a learning village today as part of a pounds 12m revamp of education in a North East town. Cramlington Community High School has been renamed Cramlington Learning Village and will cater for pupils aged 11 to 18. It was formally opened today as part of Northumberland County Council's programme to replace its three-tier education system of first, middle and high schools, with a two-tier system of primary and secondary schools. The new education centre is based...

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