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B&M Opening Hailed as Society Event of the Year

B&M Opening Hailed as Society Event of the Year

The opening of a new retail outlet extolling cheap stuff from China as must-have lifestyle purchases has been lauded by Berwick’s Civic Party as the society event of the year. Complete with several cheerful balloons in B&M Bargains’ smart livery of electric blue and orange, the inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony was undertaken by Mayor Isabel Hunter and representatives of North Northumberland […]

Northumbria Police Give High Street Hit-and-Run the Christmas Go Ahead

Northumbria Police Give High Street Hit-and-Run the Christmas Go Ahead

Northumbria Police Chief Constable, Genevieve Fitzroy, has reassured motorists in Berwick-upon-Tweed that they will not be prosecuted for knocking over pedestrians in the run-up to Christmas. In a statement issued yesterday morning, Ms Fitzroy said: “As a gesture of seasonal goodwill to all those who find themselves behind the wheel in the run-up to Christmas, I […]

Northumberland County Council Approves Berwick Castle Restoration

Northumberland County Council Approves Berwick Castle Restoration

The Better Together campaign was celebrating last night after Northumberland County Council granted planning permission to restore Berwick Castle to its former medieval glory, to include high spec arrow slits and top of the range murder-holes. The decision comes ahead of the Scottish independence referendum on September 18, the result of which is expected to come down in […]

Conchita Wurst Drafted in to Rescue Town Council

Conchita Wurst Drafted in to Rescue Town Council

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has been drafted in by Northumberland County Council to steer beleaguered Berwick Town Council back from the brink of self-destruction as name-calling reached critical mass at 3.15pm last Thursday afternoon. A statement issued by Northumberland County Council Leader Grant Davey, Labour, stated: “Owing to the ongoing dispute between several Berwick Town Councillors, we feel […]

Party Atmosphere Greets Free Parking in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Party Atmosphere Greets Free Parking in Berwick-upon-Tweed

A party atmosphere descended on the Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed this week as parking became free for the first time since King James III ceded the town to Edward IV after losing a game of Nine Men’s Morris to him in 1482. Revellers congregated at Palace Green before parading Mardi-Gras-style down Walkergate and Church Street in a […]