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Armed Forces Support in Northumberland

The county council is hosting an Armed Forces Awareness Day in June to highlight the support that is available in Northumberland for veterans, reservists, serving personnel and their families. The event will take place on Tuesday 25 June, South Beach Green Space, Blyth, NE24 3PL, next to Blyth Battery between 11am – 3pm.  There will be lots of information available with representation from the Army Reserves, Walking with the Wounded, Age UK, RAF Hive and more, as well as the county council’s own Armed Forces and Veterans Outreach Workers.       There...

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The Bridge launches crowdfunder in bid to access £2,000

The Bridge match-fundraising campaign has launched in a bid to raise a total of £2,000 before the end of June. £200 was raised during Indie News Week and the remainder has to be sourced in order to receive a match-fund pledge of £2,000 from the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF). ‘It’s a great chance for The Bridge to secure its short-term future,’ said The Bridge editor, Wendy Robertson. ‘After a year of hand-to-mouth survival it would be wonderful to have a buffer for a few weeks.’ The Bridge launched sixteen months ago and is currently...

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Indie News Week 3-9 June

Come and say Hello to The Bridge editor, Wendy Robertson, during Indie News Week. Bring your stories and ideas for items. Tell me what you think of your community newsletter and how it can be improved to best serve Berwick. Support your community news provider and keep independent news alive. Local journalism is in crisis throughout the world; investigating and communicating news costs money but without community-based journalism more ‘news deserts’ will start to appear. Without journalists who will hold power to account and how will communities stay informed of issues that affect them?The...

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More outdoor equipment for Berwick.

As part of its mission to scrutinise local government spending, The Bridge took a deep dive into Berwick Town Council’s process behind the purchase of equipment for Spittal Play Park in 2022. Berwick Town Council voted to spend around £7,000 of Berwick residents’ cash on a replacement trampoline for Flagstaff Park. The decision to replace with new, rather than repair or investigate the warranty cover, was approved at 22 April Council meeting. At the same meeting a working group was formed to consult on the purchase of further outdoor equipment for elsewhere in the town. The full...

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