Local News

Blyth Town centre HMO application rejected

An application to convert the former Pal Joey building in Blyth into a Home of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) has been rejected by the planning inspectorate following an appeal by the applicant.

First question at PMQs for Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy

Blyth Valley’s newly elected Member of Parliament, Ian Levy, asked his first question in Prime Minister’s Questions today.

In his question, Ian asked Boris Johnson if he would ensure that the Port of Blyth is among the first to benefit from freeport status.

Exclusive interview for teenager at Blyth youth project

Blyth student Abigail Pattison conducted an exclusive interview with Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy at the Silx Teen Bar, a youth project in the town. During the interview Abigail asked about a range of topics from transport, education, employment and investment in the town.

Community leaders meet to address vandalism in Blyth

Local community leaders met in Blyth today to discuss the recent spate of arson attacks in the South Shore area. The attacks took place in early January and targeted the Blyth beach huts as well as a number of vehicles on the South Beach estate.

International Trade Minister visits Port of Blyth

The increasing importance of the Port of Blyth and the town’s Energy Central partnership to the future of the offshore energy and renewables industry in the UK has been witnessed by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, who visited the region today.

Ian Levy praises ambition of local vegan business

Blyth Valley’s MP Ian Levy praised the Seaton Delaval-based business Plant Based Valley after visiting their facility on the former Coty site today.

Plant Based Valley is an innovative project led by entrepreneur Heather Mills and her business partner Richard Lanyon.

Ian Levy joins school crossing patrol

Local MP Ian Levy joined one of Blyth’s busiest School Crossing Patrol Officers as she helped keep students of the Blyth Academy safe on their way to school.

Ian Levy visits Blyth Man Shed

Great to meet with some of the team from Blyth Man Shed. This will be great asset for our town and will give a safe place for anyone who are in need of a little company, call in for a coffee and get involved in community projects.

Widening access to junior football in Cramlington!

It was a real pleasure to meet reps from the various Cramlington junior football teams!

I’ll be working to make sure young boys and girls in Cramlington have more options to get involved with the sport, even when the weather is trying to stop them!