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Woman attacked and suffers head injury

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted and suffered a head injury in Northumberland.

The assault happened around 2am this morning in Shaftoe Street in Haydon Bridge in Hexham. The 35-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatement.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the assault and are appealing for witnesses.

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Main route to Hexham re-opens after 6 week repairs

A main route into Hexham, Northumberland, has re-opened this morning - following the completion of repair work the town's Railway Bridge.

Traffic heading into Hexham on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News

Hexham Railway Bridge closed for six weeks on Monday June 6 to allow Network Rail to undertake essential maintenance work.

The closure meant the A6079 - the main route in and out of the town - was also closed for the duration of the works.

Northern Gas Networks also replaced a gas main and Northumberland County Council took advantage of the closure to carry out resurfacing work.

Free-flowing traffic on the Railway Bridge on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News

The re-opening of the bridge will come as a relief for many traders in Hexham, who feared that the temporary closure would hit business hard.

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Robson Green opens Hexham Fish Pass

Robson Green has officially opened Hexham Fish Pass.

The Fish Pass is designed to make it easier for salmon and sea trout to migrate upstream to breed.

Tyne Rivers Trust is the driving force behind the project, which has been more than twenty years in the planning.

It was completed last year but officially opened today (22nd March) to coincide with the opening of the brown trout fishing season on the river Tyne.

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