Incase you missed it, here are 5 of the top stories this week.

1.Allendale Road petition accepted by Northumberland County Council

A petition for changes on a dangerous Hexham road has been accepted by Northumberland County Council.

The petition created by mother-of-two Tara Wright, of Hexham, called for changes on Allendale Road.

Tara, 33 ,started the petition, as she claims nearly every day she has witnessed drivers doing 'frightening speeds' in the area when watching her children walk to school.

She handed the petition over at a local area council meeting with 672 signatures from local residents.

She has now received news that the petition has been accepted.

2. A Prudhoe pensioner taken to hospital after assult

A pensioner has been taken to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries following a suspected assault in Prudhoe. 

At 9.40am yesterday (Friday), police received a report of a disturbance at an address on Woodhead Road.

Emergency services attended and found a man in his 70s who had sustained a serious neck injury.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

The man's next of kin have been informed.

An investigation has been launched into the incident. A 48-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail.

3. Fundraisers raise £2000 for Alziehmers charity 

John Walker,52, and Jennifer Jones, 47, of Wallsend, lost their mother Brenda Walker in June, this year, after being diagnosed with Alzheimers for three years.

Since her passing, the siblings have hosted two coffee mornings, both raising £650 each, at Johns work place, the Diamond Inn in Ponteland.

The events were able to bring attention and fundraise for the charity Alzheimers Society. The siblings were also able to add £450 to the fundraiser amount from a Just Giving donation page in Brenda's memory and a sponsored work which friends raised £160.


4.Fire at Corbridge pub

Fire investigators are on the scene of a pub that was on fire.

The incident happened on 11 December, when smoke was seen coming out of The Black Bull on Middle Street in Corbridge.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue & Northumberland teamed up to respond to the fire.

A spokesperson said: "At 12.25 Crews responded to calls of smoke coming from The Black Bull on Middle Street, Corbridge.

"Four appliances in attendance - 3 from Northumberland Fire and Rescue, 1 from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue.


5.Reconnaissance International relocates head office to Hexham

A PUBLISHING and events management company has relocated its head offices to Hexham.

Reconnaissance International (RI) said they have moved their offices from Sunbury, just outside of London, in order to "streamline and accommodate the changing needs of the business, its staff and worldwide base of customers".

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