Sep 17

Ashington Woman Completes Charity Challenge

An Ashington woman has completed a gruelling charity challenge. Sophie Baldry tackled a mental agility challenge, hiked 1,344 metres of Ben Nevis, cycled 100 miles and ran a half-marathon, all over the course of four days. She was among 60 colleag


Sep 17

County Council Invite Public To Share Views On Portland Park Site

The public are being invited by Northumberland County Council to have their say on the next stage of plans for the Portland Park site. Portland Park is Northumberland County Council’s major regeneration site in the heart of Ashington. T


Sep 17

Mining Wheel Unveiled As Part Of 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Ashington’s new Mining Wheel Entrance Feature has been unveiled by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery. The fully restored mining wheel has been placed on Rotary Parkway, the main route through the town (on the A197), and stands at almost 5m tall. 


Sep 17

Ashington Celebrates Its Fantastic Gardens

The Gardeners of Ashington turned out to hear the winners of this year’s Gardens Competition announced at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday (12 September). This is the 8th Annual Ashington Gardens Competition, organised by the Tow


Sep 17

AkzoNobel Open £100m Plant In Ashington

AkzoNobel has officially opened what it describes as the world’s most advanced and sustainable paint factory in Ashington. The plant, which cost more than £100 million to build, is the largest ever global investment by the decorative p


Sep 17

London to Belgium in Ashington

The Ashington Branch of the Royal British Legion’s (RBL) Static Bike Challenge, held on August Bank Holiday weekend, was a great success. All monies and sponsorship has now been received and over £1,200 has been raised to support the w

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