Construction work has begun on a new multi-million pound hospital for Northumberland. It will only treat emergencies - making it the first of its kind in the country.
There was a first too for the Duchess of Northumberland - climbing aboard an excavator to officially start the building work.
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Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat's replacement.
The company that own Harden Quarry has confirmed the death of one of their contractors at a site in Northumberland.
Later a candlelit vigil is due to be held at St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Eston for those who have lost their jobs.