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Business Link Funding

You could receive funding that could help your business prosper and grow. This funding is available to small and medium sized businesses through Business Link North East to support their own investment in an existing business or a start up.

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Chinese Lantern Danger

Firefighters in Northumberland are warning about the dangers of releasing Chinese lanterns following a fire on Holy Island on the 6th April.

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Press trips

We're still working hard to ensure promotion of Northumberland in the national and regional press. One way that we do this is to encourage newspapers to send journalists to visit the county so that they can then write articles based on their experiences. Unfortunately most papers are cutting their budgets, and we've also experienced major funding cuts, so we rely on accommodation providers hosting these journalists – and they'll usually include information about where they stayed in their article.

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Promoting Northumberland attracted over 30% more visitors during May 2011, compared to last May. We are currently developing a mobile site to ensure people can access the website easily from their phones and other mobile devices. This equated to 59,478 unique visitors to the site. Another positive development was the increase in people accessing the site via their mobile devices – 4,844 during the year to May, 3 times the number during the previous year.

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Website entry renewals ahead of target

Thank you to the businesses who have decided to continue to advertise on We've had a great response selling twice as many entries as we expected to in May. Website advertisers can now monitor their advertisements on-line, seeing how many people view their information and how many then click through to their own website.

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Coast AONB advert for new member

coast-aonb-logoThe Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership are seeking to fill a vacant volunteer place as a Special Interest Member on the Partnership. Interest is sought from individuals with specialist knowledge of the AONB that might include landscape, natural and cultural heritage, tourism or local business interests. If you live in, work in, or visit the AONB regularly, care about its future and can spare a few days a year to attend some meetings, events and site visits then they would like to hear from you.

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