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  2. Northern Pride has been growing in strength since it began 10 years ago. Northumberland County Council is proud to be part of the movement, helping to break down barriers and creating a more open dialogue with members of the LGBT community. Northern Pride took place on Newcastle Town Moor from 21st to 23rd July and Northumberland County Council was there to show support for the LGBT community. Along with flying the rainbow flag at County Hall, members of the County Council took part in the Pride parade and also held a joint stall during the weekend’s event along with colleagues from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Northumberland County Council is committed to building relationships with the LGBT community. Working in partnership with local and national groups, a ‘toolkit’ has been developed to help the growing number of schools who are supporting young people who question their assigned gender identity. Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Adult Wellbeing and Health, said: “Northumberland County Council is a keen supporter of Northern Pride and undertakes a range of activities to support and work with the LGBT community. Through Northern Pride we can engage directly with members of the LGBT community and showcase our services. “Our work to increase engagement and support for the LGBT community builds upon our involvement with Northern Pride and includes: our work with schools, creating a safe working environment and supporting our LGBT staff, engaging with young people and the wider LGBT community. We also aim to increase the diversity of our workforce by providing information on our apprenticeship opportunities, jobs and careers at our Pride stall”
  3. The launch of new identity cards for people with brain injuries comes as welcome relief for survivors in the North East. His Royal Highness Prince Harry has launched the new initiative by Headway, a charity that supports people affected by brain injury. The card is part of the charity’s Justice Project, which aims to raise awareness of brain injury within the criminal justice system, and ensure survivors are identified at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure they receive appropriate support. The ID card has the additional benefit of breaking down social exclusion, with holders having renewed confidence in the knowledge they can easily explain their support needs should they require assistance in everyday situations. Charles Southam, 28, from Bedlington, who receives support from local group Headway Tyneside, is grateful for the idea. He said: “Brain injury is often a hidden disability and people struggle to understand that service users have anything wrong with them because they look so ‘normal’.
  4. Barrington CP - Class2 - 1956 with names

    Nos 2,12 & 26 added
  5. A man has been charged following a spate of thefts in the Blyth area. Since June 1 this year 40 thefts from vehicles have been reported in Blyth, mainly within the Crofton Grange and South Shore estates. The majority of the offending took place overnight during a weekend. A full investigation was launched by the Blyth Neighbourhood Police team and more than 20 hours of CCTV footage was reviewed by officers. Now police have charged Dylan Woods, 20, of Barnard Street Blyth with five counts of theft from a motor vehicle. Woods appeared before magistrates in Bedlington and is now remanded in custody until a further court hearing later this month. Another male, age 16, was arrested and released under investigation. Neighbourhood Sergeant for Blyth, Jonny Pallace, said: "We take burglary very seriously in Northumbria and we hope local people feel reassured by the swift response to the incidents reported to us recently. High visibility crime prevention patrols were put in place as soon as we saw the pattern of offending. "However, local residents can take preventative measures themselves. Of the 40 thefts from vehicle crimes reported to us, 35 were due to the vehicles being unlocked. Our advice is simple: lock your vehicles, look after your property and always report anyone suspicious you see hanging around streets and neighbourhoods. You could be helping stop thefts from happening and helping us keep our communities safe. We'd also encourage anyone who hasn't reported a crime of this nature in the area to come forward - we will follow up and take action." Anyone who has information about the incidents in Crofton Grange and South Shore estates should call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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    Join me for a hour as I take you through this wonderful flowing form of gentle Yoga. Dru Yoga can help you to control stress, increase flexibility and build up core strength. The first class you attend is free, after that it is £5.00 per class. Please call me on 01670 222735 to find out more and book your place.
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    Join me for a hour as I take you through this wonderful flowing form of gentle Yoga. Dru Yoga can help you to control stress, increase flexibility and build up core strength. The first class you attend is free, after that it is £5.00 per class. Please call me on 01670 222735 to find out more and book your place.
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    Join me for a hour as I take you through this wonderful flowing form of gentle Yoga. Dru Yoga can help you to control stress, increase flexibility and build up core strength. The first class you attend is free, after that it is £5.00 per class. Please call me on 01670 222735 to find out more and book your place.
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    Join me for a hour as I take you through this wonderful flowing form of gentle Yoga. Dru Yoga can help you to control stress, increase flexibility and build up core strength. The first class you attend is free, after that it is £5.00 per class. Please call me on 01670 222735 to find out more and book your place.
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  11. Sting -When The Last Ship Sails

    Whey yi bugga man! Wheor thi hell hev aa been aal this time? Aa just catch'd up noo on this bliddy gud crack....nae impitince ti nae bugga,nae sarkyniss,just gud aad-fashind crack! A divven't knaa wheor ti start..... Forst off,when me yung sun wis aanly a bairn,Sting's bottle waas in thi charts...an' aa cudn't stand it!! Yeors later,a liked his "Fields o' Goeld". Noo! When wor lass caaled me in and cut me chynes from thi kitchin sink,as a waas just finishin' weshin' thi dishis,ti waatch the last ship sails,a might as weel tell yi's aal that aa waas rivvetted ti thi box,welded ti me seat,and thi time just sailed through in a flash! Best thing aav seen for a lang time,and that much impressed that a saved it on me laptop,an' waatch it owa and owa at least once a week! Noo hoo di a agree wi?!!! Whey,a think it's reet wi aal beg ti differ,cos nea buggaa's qualified ti ti decide hoo anybody else shud speak!.......BUT!....... Wor Jackie Charlton bugged me donkey's,an' a mean alot o' donkey's yeors ago,when he still "Pleyed well",and follaad on by sayin'..."it was a gud goel"!.....THAT waas thi start of my porsinal irritations wi Geordies,Northumbrians,whaativvor! Then me two Sons went doon ti London ti worrk,me aadist has been doon theor 30 yeors,and me yungist one cyem bak yem. Thi both acquired accents,through pitman's Son's browtins-ups,ti hae common-sense and decency,and respect for thi poor buggaa's tryin'ti unnastand thim. Imagine thim in an intavue,taakin' like at yem.....or like wor Daz,negotiating a recording contract wi a French or Portugese Artist,like does a lot iv thi time.....he'd be a dole-hand nae botha! WE are the ONLY folk who change wor dialect for thi benefit of others,so they can understand what we are saying,no other breed of people in the UK does that!! A Cockney speaks Cockney! Welsh people speak English as they do,and very pleasant,with a singing lilt ..which I love to hear...same with the Scottish people. But you try and understand every single word without question,that a broad Glaswegian speaks,and you will be unique!! Ner,it's ownly us daft buggaas who change wor twang,an' it's got nowt ti dae wi trying ti be posh,wi me at least,it's just plain bliddy common-sense and decency!! Sym,when a started working oot thi pits,mekkin' fornitcha,a was worrkin' wi lads from aal aroond thi place,in a factory at Rothbury. Thi forst day,a yung lad ,aboot 18 ya aad,sed ti me,Bill,are yi from Bedltn? Who di ye knaa ?.....[a axed him]......... "Cos ye rrrroll ya rrrr's" ,was his reply,then a noticed thi Blyth lads,thi Pegswood lads,thi Station lads,aal taaked a bit diffrrint.......proppa-like.....but diffrint!! Wi cud gaan on aal neet taakin' aboot this an' get naewhere!,but it's LBJ waakies -time,then bak ti waatch.......... WHEN THE LAST SHIP SAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing a think Sting did wrang,was ti tek it ti America,cos even doon sooth,not a lot of people will get the quick-fire gags aboot thi shipyards,"Welding him ti thi deck.."etc Ye knaa,wen aa taak posh ti mek mesel' unnastud,a ownly gaa as far as ti say things who they soond....such as...."Aav godda "PAIUN"..[Pain],in me "SHOWLDA",[Shoulder],Docta,[Doctor],an' it's "Warse"..[Worse],when "A".. "PLAAYUH"..[PLAY] "ME" [My] "GITAR"....!....[not "PLEY"....OR "PEYN".....nowt wrang wi that,aa just divvent taak like that!!] Noo,a divvent say me "Bottom",or me "A....e"..,a politeley refer to me posterior,as me "Backside"...!....see?...it's aal doon ti wa electicution wen wi war graan up! Howw!!,she's bitin' me leg!! Keep this one gaanin,aav thoroughly enjoyed being educashind by aal thi intallecshualls on here.....a refreshin' change frae pitwark!!
  12. Barrington CP - Class2 - 1956 with names

    Updates from No 7 Elaine - member of the Barrington, Barnt' n memories and stuff!! Facebook group site.
  13. The search is on for magical creatures living underneath Ashington. The Wonderfolk are rumoured to exist along the abandoned coal seams under Woodhorn Colliery. But now a team of experts are set to find the elusive beings and bring their stories to life. Anyone can join them on an interactive trail lasting all summer. Visitors will meet Professor Parkyr, a world expert in unexplained underground life forms, and with the help of a magical miner’s lamp will go on a special mission to track down and uncover the stories and secrets of the Wonderfolk. The search for Woodhorn’s alternative and magical past begins on Monday with the launch of an interactive tour.
  14. Bedlington Station Park?

    I've asked the question on Facebook this morning, but no reply yet Bill.
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    Join Hello Dolly and Aurora Orbs for an Afternoon Tea and Aurora Orb Reading. Get together with friends or indulge in some time just for you and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing with like minded people enjoying a delicious afternoon tea and Aurora Orb reading. Cost is just £20 per person. To find out more please call into Hello Dolly or message the page. If you have any food intolerances or allergies please speak to Hello Dolly, they will be delighted to accomadate you. Please note that places are limited and to secue your place you will need to pay in advance of the event. Thank you.
  16. An ambitious programme of extra verge cutting has ensured that Northumberland is looking its best ahead of the main tourist season. The county council drafted in extra resources ahead of the summer season, increasing the number of tractors with specialist cutting equipment and aiming to carry out additional grass cutting along highway verges across the county. Progress has been swift, with 96% of all scheduled cuts completed, with the remaining scheduled verge cutting done before the end of July. This is a significant improvement on last year’s performance. At the same time in July 2016 only 16% of scheduled cuts had been done and it was October before all the cuts had been completed. The work is vital to ensure that vegetation does not restrict visibility for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. In addition to the road safety benefits, these works also improve the look of an area and keeps the network in better condition by preventing plants taking hold on the side of roads. The improvement will now also allow the teams time to return and undertake a second cut at key junctions, leading to further improvements in road safety. There are a small number of verges that have been left intentionally uncut at the request of ecology groups to maintain flower-rich habitats in specific areas of interest and these will be cut later in the season. Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Local Services, said: “I’m delighted at the progress we’ve made so far, which improves road safety and has the added benefit of helping make the county look really neat, tidy and well maintained. “One of our priorities is to improve the condition of the road network and invest in improvements that benefit everyone. This is a great example of where the council has identified a quick win that will bring longer term benefits. “We’ve taken immediate steps to focus on verge cutting and extra weeding to ensure Northumberland is looking its best ahead of the main tourist season. “I am very grateful to all staff for their great and much appreciated efforts in getting this work done so quickly and efficiently.”
  17. Bedlington Station Park?

    Whey ye knaa wat!,the beach baal's been spinning for an hoor,and the photo's have only been haaf in haaf,till a clicked me post on,and the bugga's posted,and also displayed hitherto unseen updated names,confirming one lad as Bob short,who a knew very well but just cudn't place his nyem!! That just leaves number 18 noo,for me at least!!John Hale,[Yice],has shot up a lot in his teens from when he was at the Whitley![number 10],so not 100% sure it is him,cos aa thowt he might have been Davey Lees,he's the spit of him in my memory! But on the face of it,John played alang wi the others in Matty Hall's team,and Davey didn't to my knowledge,so on the balance of probability.... Just ignore me argyin' wi mesel,cos Yice was nivvor taller than Ritchie,naebody was,when aa was at school wi' him,and this is early '60's...!! Def. Owen Monaghan. Eggy,would Lillian Wilkinson be Alan's Daughter,and if so wondering if Stephen is her Brother,cos my Son passed my laptop and picked oot Alan as the spit of a mate o' his at the Middle and High schools,my Son is 43 yrs old noo,so Stephen is the same age. Wud be great ti get in touch wi Alan again after aal these years!
  18. Bedlington Station Park?

    Heh heh! Eggy! You just inspired my memory with a flash of gud detective wark!! Definitaly not Bedlington Dr pit Park!! If it was,there would have been terraced houses behind,not semi-detached as you suspect is Queen's Road! My normal sessions here are ,as you knaa ,aboot anywhere after midneet,and tired oot! Noo,wi a reasonably fresh state of mind and memory[!],I just twigged aboot that after seeing only the top 3/4" of the last post you made,cos the photo [revised],is just refusing to load up fully! Also definately Alan Wilkinson,my lifelong classmate,[ and friend oot of school],and def. big Brian Richmond,[Richie],who was the best goalie we had ever seen at the Whitley,and ivrybody used to say,even the owlder lads! Canna def. say aboot Ken Johnson,another schoolmate,but just aboot 90% sure!! Noo wat's bugging me is the lad wi the quiff and the suit,2nd from the left,back row!!,aa knaa he's face but canna place him at aal!,also the lad wi the dark thatch,2nd right,middle row,could,[not sure!],be Dickie Mitcheson,who played for the Whitley Memorial school in Matty Hall's team,alang wi Ritchie,and Wilkie.[Alan]. Some,like Ritchie,and Wilkie,nivvor change wi age,while it's sumtimes hard to be sure aboot others! Pleased ti see this pic!!
  19. Students make the most of resources

    Students at a school in Bedlington enjoyed a range of activities that brought issues such as recycling and making the most out of resources to life.
  20. For further information about the events taking place throughout the PRIDE weekend, please visit here
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    *FREE EVENT FOR 13-18 YEAR OLDS* Join us on Friday 28th July and celebrate the start of your summer with our under 18's disco. Upstairs in Platform 1 we will have a house DJ playing all the latest chart hits, and the Buffet Car will be serving a range of soft drinks. Working together with East Bedlington Parish Council, we will also be providing FREE pizza for everyone who attends. Entry is FREE, but you MUST have a ticket to get in. Tickets are available from County Youth Staff, Bedlingtonshire Community High School, PCSOs and East Bedlington Community Centre/Parish Council. Anyone under the influence of alcohol will be refused entry.
  22. Early 1950s Darren Martin Smith.jpg

    3 names added - Nos 2, 3 & 12
  23. Facilities to stay at former school site

    A former Alnwick school site being vacated this summer will continue to be used by the community, Northumberland County Council has confirmed. The council is reassuring local sports clubs that the sports centre on the old Lindisfarne Middle School site will continue to operate, after concerns were raised earlier this year that the hall was set to be demolished. The playing fields will also continue to be used by the local community. Meanwhile the council’s Learning and Skills Service, which provides adult learning opportunities in Alnwick to around 700 local people, is to move into the school building over the summer when it is vacated, with a view to expanding the range of services they can offer from September. The pupils themselves will be moving to the two-tier site at Duchess’s Community High School from the start of the new term. Alnwick Councillor Gordon Castle had raised concerns over the future of the site and said he was pleased both sporting facilities and adult learning were now going to be maintained. Cllr Castle said: "This is a really good example of community empowerment and effective collaboration between council departments and local residents. “I'm really hopeful that we can look forward to a very effective community operation here, including sports, leisure and adult education. “Residents of Lindisfarne Road can be assured that we intend to increase provision of on site parking to ensure that are not adversely affected by more cars parked in their street." The new prospectus of learning will be delivered to households starting from 21st August, but will be available online at www.northumberland.gov.uk/adultlearning from the end of July.
  24. Stathes Quay , (Houses), Bedlington Station.

    Very interesting indeed
  25. Stathes Quay , (Houses), Bedlington Station.

    @Peter Turner - I know you will have done loads of research and often have to wade through lots of info you already know. Although later than the period you have been looking at did you notice the comment by Reedy in the Puddler's Raa[Row] topic where his dad said about Howard Terrace becoming Glassey terrace? Reedy Posted May 30, 2013 Starting at what used to be Joe Jennings farm and shop including Mansion House now possibly 'Smiles' was Glassey Terrace. The first 7 houses were originally named Howard Terrace but the name was changed to Glassey Terrace as a result of misdirected mail as another Howard Terrace existed in Netherton. Families living in Glassey Tce in the 1940s/1950s were - 1 - Storey, 2 - Jobson, 3 - Storey, 4 - Watson, 5 - Tait, 6 -----, 7 - Hedley, 8 - Moscrop, 9 - Proudlock, 10 - Hedley, 11 - Andrews, 12 - Brown, 13 - Gregg, 14 - Morton, 15 - Gibson, 16 - Wonford
  26. Staithes Quay can be seen in between the two middle metal legs of the Bridge. My Great, Great Grandfather (Ernest Pulling Turner) lived with his wife and family at Staithes Quay the early 1900's. These were slum houses. They later moved up the bank to Howard Terrace.
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    • Northern Pride has been growing in strength since it began 10 years ago. Northumberland County Council is proud to be part of the movement, helping to break down barriers and creating a more open dialogue with members of the LGBT community.    Northern Pride took place on Newcastle Town Moor from 21st to 23rd July and Northumberland County Council was there to show support for the LGBT community. Along with flying the rainbow flag at County Hall, members of the County Council took part in the Pride parade and also held a joint stall during the weekend’s event along with colleagues from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.    Northumberland County Council is committed to building relationships with the LGBT community. Working in partnership with local and national groups, a ‘toolkit’ has been developed to help the growing number of schools who are supporting young people who question their assigned gender identity.    Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Adult Wellbeing and Health, said: “Northumberland County Council is a keen supporter of Northern Pride and undertakes a range of activities to support and work with the LGBT community. Through Northern Pride we can engage directly with members of the LGBT community and showcase our services.    “Our work to increase engagement and support for the LGBT community builds upon our involvement with Northern Pride and includes: our work with schools, creating a safe working environment and supporting our LGBT staff, engaging with young people and the wider LGBT community. We also aim to increase the diversity of our workforce by providing information on our apprenticeship opportunities,  jobs and careers  at our Pride stall”

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