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Tower of London poppies on show in Northumberland

Poppies installed at the Tower of London to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of World War One last year will go on display in Northumberland.

The final poppies in the work are being planted by local schoolchildren. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Weeping Window cascade is made thousands of handmade poppies, which will go on display at the Woodhorn Museum on Saturday September 12.

poppies are in the structure.

More than five million people visited the sculpture in London in 2014, and it is hoped at least 6,000 will visit the display in Ashington during its opening weekend.

The artwork is currently touring sites around the UK until 2018 before being put on permanent display at the Imperial War Museum.

Millions of people have visited the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins. Credit: PA

The Woodhorn exhibition will be open everyday between 10am-5pm and will be on until November 1.


Woman missing from Ashington home

Tracy Webb was reported missing on Tuesday, 31st March

Northumbria Police are appealing for help tracing a woman who was last seen a week ago.

Tracy Webb, 48, from Ashington, visited family at Garden City Villas on 29th March. She was reported missing on Tuesday, 31st March, when she did not return home.

Police described her as white, 5ft 2-3" tall, with a slim build. She has shoulder-length brown hair which was tied in a pony tail.

Ms Webb was last seen wearing a red jumper with light blue jeans, grey coat and green canvas trainers.


'Noxious substance' used in aggravated burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Ashington.

A man entered the premises and threw what is believed to be a noxious substance in the face of a man. It happened on Front Street in Newbiggin on March 31.

The man is in a stable condition. Nothing was stolen during the incident and officers are appealing for witnesses.

Police appeal after Ashington burglary

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in Ashington.

Two men entered a house in Beatrice Street on November 4 and stole cigarettes and money. They left the scene in the direction of Park Middle School.

The first man is described as being white, around 5ft 7ins tall with a neck tattoo. The second man is also white, around the same height and thought to be around 20 to 25 years old.

Armed police outside property in Ashington

At least 11 armed police vehicles were outside a property in Ashington as police dealt with an incident involving a man making threats to self harm.

Northumbria Police said at the time of the incident:

"Police are dealing with an incident in Bowman Square in Ashington. A man is inside a property making threats to self harm. Officers are speaking with him.

A cordon has been set up in the area while police try and resolve the situation peacefully. There is no risk to any members of the public.

There is no suggestion of any firearms being involved in the incident."

– Northumbria Police
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