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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.
A MAN who suffered a stroke has celebrated his 65th birthday with a group of people who he believes saved his life. Doug Willis is a regular attendee at exercise sessions, run as part of Northumberland Care Trust's cardiac rehabilitation programme for people in rural areas.
By Amol Rajan THE HEAVY rains that caused severe flooding and killed at least eight people across Britain began to ease in many parts of the country yesterday.
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.
A POLLUTED beach remains closed while investigators look into oil washed up there. The Environment Agency is waiting for the results of lab tests after an oily substance was discovered on the sand near the high tide mark on Cambois beach, Northumberland.
A CLEAN-UP operation was launched yesterday on a beach which was closed after a mystery pollution incident. Workmen and machines from Wansbeck District Council moved on to Cambois Beach near Bedlington to remove the unidentified oily substance which was discovered a week ago.
A STRETCH of Northumberland coastline has been closed to the public while tests are carried out to solve a pollution puzzle.
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.