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  2. Market Tavern Closed Down

    I didn't think it was.
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  4. Saw today its windows and doors boarded up.....now i understand its part of the new shopping plans so i presume its gone to the wall
  5. Northumbria’s Mini Police has gone from strength to strength as the newest recruits have all now enrolled on to the scheme. Last month the force announced it was extending the popular scheme, aimed at year five primary school children, after its successful launch in April. Now, all of the new recruits have taken up their position as Mini Police and are playing their part in policing. The scheme gives primary school children the chance to work with their local police and learn about a host of topics to help keep them and their friends safe. Superintendent Sarah Pitt has been instrumental in setting up the scheme. She said: “I’m really proud we’ve been able to extend the Mini Police scheme, it has proved to be really popular and it’s been encouraging to see how many schools want to get involved and I hope our newest recruits enjoy their new role.” Unique to the Northumbria scheme the Mini Police is led by the force’s Volunteer Police Cadets. Supt Pitt added: “Our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme has ran for a number of years now and we’re very impressed by the young individuals who join the scheme as young teenagers and develop into confident young adults and wanted to give them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills even further and they play an instrumental part in delivering the Mini Police.” Recruitment for the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is currently open and will run until the end of October. Visit Northumbria Police’s Career website for details on how to apply. There are no school children enrolled on the Mini Police scheme with the schools now involved including:- In Northumberland: Newborough School, Hexham Grange Primary School, Blyth Meadowdale Academy, Bedlington Chantry Middle, Morpeth In North Tyneside: St Columba’s RC Primary School, Wallsend Riverside Primary School, North Shields In Newcastle: Westgate Hill Primary School, Newcastle St Bedes Primary School, Newcastle Thomas Walling Academy, Newcastle In Gateshead: Falla Park Primary School, Felling Eslington School, Gateshead In South Tyneside: Laygate Community Primary, South Shields St Mary’s Primary School, Jarrow In Sunderland: Academy 360, Sunderland Easington Lane Primary School, Houghton Southwick Community Primary, Southwick View the full news release
  6. Who will loose seats in North East

    I think your predictions are spot on Bedlingtonian Last election for Berwick 2017 the Tory won 22,145 votes (52 per cent) this time round, compared to 16,603 (41.4 per cent) in 2015, with Labour's Scott Dickinson (10.364) Could you imagine Ashington as a Tory Town they would be chucking themselves of the pigeon Crees
  7. Is Barnier a Bot?

    Well, he's the closest thing to Max Headroom to grace our screens for a while, but here's a hilarious example of a genuine EU bot at work (len Eldritch simply thinks he is being EU trolled): More work needed on the code I think. Yes, this is how a sizeable chunk of our EU contributions are being spent, and where money they blackmail May into handing over will find its way toward! Please remember this when a politico tells you there is no money for something important in our own community. There's a recent Guardian article about social media bots here.
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  9. Halloween Disco Fundraiser

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    Tickets selling fast!!! After the success of the 80’s charity disco (which was back in April) we are holding a Halloween charity disco fundraiser on Friday 27th of October at Bedlington Social Club - Market place (7pm-11.30pm) tickets are £10 and include entertainment and buffet. Let us know if you would like to buy some tickets; we would love to see you there 😊 Contact details can be found on the attached poster. Tracy Cole
  10. Hospice support ‘has been amazing’

    A Bedlington resident has praised St Oswald’s Hospice for its family support before and after the death of his wife.
  11. Who will loose seats in North East

    Latest plans for the election boundary changes have been released and the national press are naturally focusing on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. If the changes take place it will be interesting to see if Ian Lavery fights to retain the Ashington / Berwick seat or pops across the Wansbeck to take over a safe seat from Ronnie Campbell who plans to step down before the next election. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41643467
  12. Bethany Fisher’s devastated parents bravely read out heartbreaking statements in court as the killer driver who took their “beautiful daughter” from them was locked up. Mum Isabel Easson found her daughter dying after Jordan O’Donnell lost control of his Ford Mondeo ST outside her house. O’Donnell was “on the face of it showing off” after offering to give 19-year-old birthday girl Bethany and her best friend, Meg McBurnie, a lift. As he reached estimated speeds of around 60mph in residential streets of Bedlington, Northumberland, the girls in the back seat asked him to stop it. But as the 20-year-old - who had only passed his test weeks earlier - carried out a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on a bend, he lost control, smashing into parked cars, careering out of control and hitting a fence and wall. The noise of the crash woke Isabel and she went out into the street on Victoria Terrace to seek to help - only to be confronted with the horrific scene of her daughter fatally injured and Meg lying on the ground screaming in agony.
  13. Class 5B 1961

    Nos 16,22 & 28 named
  14. A teenager out celebrating her 19th birthday was killed outside her mum’s home by a danger driver who ignored her pleas to slow down then fled the scene and left her to die. Jordan O’Donnell was “on the face of it showing off” behind the wheel of a high-powered saloon after offering to give Bethany Fisher and her best friend, Meg McBurnie, a lift. As he reached estimated speeds of around 60mph in residential streets of Bedlington, Northumberland, the girls in the back seat asked him to stop it. But as the 20-year-old - who had only passed his test weeks earlier - carried out a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on a bend, he lost control, smashing into parked cars, careering out of control and hitting a fence and wall. The noise of the crash woke Bethany’s mum, Isabel Easson, and she went out into the street on Victoria Terrace to seek to help - only to be confronted with the horrific scene of her daughter fatally injured and Meg lying on the ground screaming in agony. Despite the devastation he had caused, O’Donnell callously fled to his home nearby and calmly phoned police, lying that his turbo-charged Ford Mondeo ST had been stolen during a burglary at his home and requesting police attend.
  15. Man jailed following fatal collision in Bedlington. Today, Jordan O’Donnell, 20-years-old of Waverley Court in Bedlington, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison following a fatal collision earlier this year. The incident took place at around 1.45am on 19th August 2017, on Victoria Terrace, Bedlington and involved a car colliding with a number of parked vehicles. The driver of the car, Jordan O’Donnell, left the scene without reporting it to police and later tried to claim his vehicle had been stolen to try and avoid prosecution. A passenger in Jordan’s car, 19-year-old Bethany Fisher, sadly died at the scene and another woman sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision. Jordan appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on 18th September 2017, where he pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, causing death whilst uninsured, attempting to pervert the course of justice and failing to stop after a road traffic collision. Sergeant Steve Armstrong, Northumbria Police Motor Patrols said: “Jordan O’Donnell’s actions that evening were extremely dangerous. He drove his Ford Mondeo motor car in a dangerous manner at speeds well in excess of the speed limit through a built up residential area and showed no regard to the safety of members of the public or his passengers. At the time of the fatal collision Jordan was under the influence of alcohol and his vehicle was not insured. “I would like to thank the local community in Bedlington for their help and support during this investigation and my thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved at this difficult time. “Northumbria Police are committed to dealing with those who think that it is acceptable to drive motor vehicles on the road in a dangerous manner, under the influence of alcohol or uninsured and anyone who is identified as doing this will face prosecution.”
  16. People are dying because passers by are too scared to carry out CPR – a heart charity has claimed. The British Heart Foundation said 85% of people would not give CPR if someone suffered a cardiac arrest due to a lack of knowledge. Every minute without CPR increases a person’s risk of death by around 10%. The BHF survey found that just 41% of people in the North East would feel confident giving CPR to a stranger, citing concerns about causing more harm than good. However, more than a third of North East residents feel they lack the skills and knowledge to perform CPR at all. Mike Jones, 63, from Nedderton near Bedlington, had his life saved by CPR when he suffered a cardiac arrest on June 19 after a game of table tennis.
  17. Images from @graeme from an old book - In Commemoration - Of The Jubilee - Bedlington Equitable Industrial Co-Operative Society Ltd. 1861 - 1911
  18. Whitley Memorial 1952-3 Football team

    @graeme - added some names when we added this photo into the Whitley Memorial Album.
  19. They are the scenes of some of the North East’s most notorious crimes - but how many people realise it? Most are mundane sites you wouldn’t look twice at. But due to events they have the notoriety of being a part of the region’s criminal history. While some have changed beyond recognition due to re-development, others look familiar to those who remember the original crimes. Here we list the scenes of the most infamous of crimes as they were when the event took place and how they look now. Location: Pesspool Bridge, South Hetton, County Durham. January 5, 1967. Arguably the North East’s most famous crime, the so-called ‘one-armed bandit murder’ which reputedly helped inspire the Get Carter film starring Michael Caine.
  20. Whitley Memorial - Class 4 - 1967-68 year group

    Still remember these school friends.
  21. Help Needed To Identify Some Photographs

    Back row second from left my Father in law John Ferguson
  22. Bedlington Grammar School

    It was founded in 1926 as Bedlington Secondary School for the areas of Bedlingtonshire, Ashington and Newbiggin, being built next to Bedlington railway station. Subsequently it became Bedlington Grammar School, before turning comprehensive in 1974. It gained Maths and Computing College status in 2009. Ex pupils you should know :- Sir Bobby Charlton CBE & Sir John Hall, who built the MetroCentre
  23. Class n mid 1960s with names

    @Bill Straughan - updated the photo
  24. New 20 mph zone outside Stannington First School

    Hope it’s more succesful than the 20mph limit along Church Lane. From observations, only approximately 15% of drivers drive accordingly.
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  26. Class n mid 1960s with names

    Around about 67, 68. No 6 is me.
  27. A coach at a Newcastle trampoline club has appeared in court charged with child sex offences. Louis Murray, 22, from Blakelaw, has been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. He appeared before Bedlington Magistrates Court on Monday morning where he was remanded in custody to appear at Newcastle Crown Court at a later date. Specialist officers are supporting the male victim in this case who attended the club ran by Louis Murray. Police will continue to work with the local authority as their investigation continues but officers are encouraging anyone who thinks they have information that would be useful to police to get in touch by calling 101 quoting log 821 07/10/17.
  28. A new 20 mph speed limit has been introduced outside Stannington First School following the safety concerns of parents, teachers and local councillors. New 20mph signage has been erected outside the school advising motorists they are entering a reduced speed zone, while plans are in place to introduce double yellow lines and keep clear signs outside and around the school. Young pupils have also been involved in a competition to design a symbol and slogan to promote slow and safe driving past their school. The winning slogans have been included on a banner which is now proudly displayed outside of the school. Stannington First School is situated on Church Road and has over 100 pupils between the ages of 3 and 9 years on its register. The school has worked closely with local County Councillor, Eileen Armstrong, the parish council, Northumbria Police and Northumberland County Council to secure the 20 mph speed limit. Local county councillor, Cllr Eileen Armstrong said: “ Stannington First School is very close to the road. Parents and teachers were becoming increasingly concerned, about the speed of the traffic in the vicinity of the school and justifiably so. The introduction of the new speed restriction by the council makes Church Road a safer place for everyone. ” “ I would like to congratulate the winners on their designs for the new banner which will go a long way to help enforce this important message.” Research has found clear evidence that decreased traffic speeds reduce collisions and casualties. Collisions happen less often and when they do happen there is less risk of fatal injury.” Northumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services said: “ Cllr Armstrong has worked hard with local people to get this scheme off the ground - it is a great idea and I’m sure it will be successful.”
  29. Curry and Quiz Night

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    A fun evening event featuring a quiz and curry! Tickets are £5 and are availble from Helen Browell (helen@browell.info), from the Community Help Hub or just send us a message on Facebook. Ticket includes curry and quiz entry. There will be cash bar at the event.
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    • Northumbria’s Mini Police has gone from strength to strength as the newest recruits have all now enrolled on to the scheme.
      Last month the force announced it was extending the popular scheme, aimed at year five primary school children, after its successful launch in April.
      Now, all of the new recruits have taken up their position as Mini Police and are playing their part in policing.
      The scheme gives primary school children the chance to work with their local police and learn about a host of topics to help keep them and their friends safe.
      Superintendent Sarah Pitt has been instrumental in setting up the scheme.
      She said: “I’m really proud we’ve been able to extend the Mini Police scheme, it has proved to be really popular and it’s been encouraging to see how many schools want to get involved and I hope our newest recruits enjoy their new role.”
      Unique to the Northumbria scheme the Mini Police is led by the force’s Volunteer Police Cadets.
      Supt Pitt added: “Our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme has ran for a number of years now and we’re very impressed by the young individuals who join the scheme as young teenagers and develop into confident young adults and wanted to give them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills even further and they play an instrumental part in delivering the Mini Police.”
      Recruitment for the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is currently open and will run until the end of October. Visit Northumbria Police’s Career website for details on how to apply.
      There are no  school children enrolled on the Mini Police scheme with the schools now involved including:-
      In Northumberland:
      Newborough School, Hexham
      Grange Primary School, Blyth
      Meadowdale Academy, Bedlington 
      Chantry Middle, Morpeth
      In North Tyneside:
      St Columba’s RC Primary School, Wallsend
      Riverside Primary School, North Shields
      In Newcastle:
      Westgate Hill Primary School, Newcastle
      St Bedes Primary School, Newcastle
      Thomas Walling Academy, Newcastle
      In Gateshead:
      Falla Park Primary School, Felling
      Eslington School, Gateshead
      In South Tyneside:
      Laygate Community Primary, South Shields
      St Mary’s Primary School, Jarrow
      In Sunderland:
      Academy 360, Sunderland 
      Easington Lane Primary School, Houghton
      Southwick Community Primary, Southwick
      View the full news release

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