Latest Northumberland Stories

2008-07-18 18:00:25

THE Cradle of Christianity in Britain will be broadcasting across the world this weekend.

2008-07-17 18:00:43

By Dave Black ARADICAL education reform programme in Northumberland reaches a major milestone tomorrow when the first tranche of the county's 44 middle schools are consigned to the history books.

2008-07-14 18:00:25

By Thomas Hall THE second weekend of the 15th Brinkburn Music Festival was topped and tailed by the glories of English choral music, the Gabrieli Consort and Players revisiting their Purcell programme from the very first Brinkburn Festival and The Cardinall's Musick making its Brinkburn debut with a cappella music by William Byrd.

2008-07-12 18:00:20

A GIANT sculpture based on the legend of Robin Hood is planned to celebrate a Northumberland village's links to Nottingham.

2008-07-01 18:00:23

CHILDREN across the North East are showing their creative flair for the first national schools festival celebrating the talents of young people.

2008-07-01 15:00:54

By Rick Dandes, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Jul. 1--NORTHUMBERLAND -- As he does almost every day of his life, Borough of Northumberland "Street Supervisor" Tom Slodysko immediately responded on Monday night to an emergency call.

2008-06-27 18:02:40

BUSINESS Secretary John Hutton yesterday called for planning decisions over renewable energy projects to be speeded up because of the urgent need to tackle climate change.

2008-06-25 18:03:07

AN event was being held today to find views on the future of new GP and health services. People are being asked to share their opinions on the development of health centres in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland to improve access to GP and other health care services.

2008-06-24 18:02:47

A FOUR-year-old girl is in hospital today with broken bones after a crash which left a woman dead. The woman, a 43-year-old from Northumberland, was driving a Mazda northbound on the A696, near Ponteland, when it collided with a lorry transporting a 40-ton load of felled timber.

2008-06-20 18:00:38

A HEALTH trust and Northumbria Police have joined forces to provide help for vulnerable patients who have been victims or witnesses of crime.

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2005-06-14 09:01:00

The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat further south in temperate zones, where it can form large flocks on suitable coastal waters. The nest is built close to the sea and is lined with eiderdown which is plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining was (and in some areas, still is)...

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