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Blyth Businesses Supply Nightingale Beds

Two Blyth Valley businesses are playing a key role in equipping and supplying the NHS Nightingale Hospitals set up as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Universal Wolf in Blyth has been working flat out to manufacture fast assembly beds to be used at the Nightingale Hosp

Blyth Valley Together

Blyth Valley Together has been launched by Ian Levy MP, to join up the incredible efforts being made to support the most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.  Discussions with community groups and businesses have highlighted what is already taking place in Blyth, Cramlington and Seaton Valle

£195m for sports clubs and organisations

Sport England is making available up to £195m of funding to support the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus crisis. The funding from the National Lottery and the government breaks down into four separate elements –

Support for Business

The government has put in place a wide-ranging package of support for UK businesses and employees affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  This includes support for employers to continue to pay a part of the salaries of employees that otherwise would have been laid off.  An income support scheme fo

Stay at Home Advice

The statement from the Prime Minister last night was one of the most significant in the history of this country during peace time.  To tackle how coronavirus multiplies the government has restricted leaving home to the following reasons.

Protecting 1.5m Vulnerable People

The Government has announced a new package of measures to protect up to 1.5m people in England who are at the highest risk from coronavirus.  This will enable them to shield themselves and stay at home.  People identified will be contacted this week and soon receive detailed advice on behalf of t

Coronavirus update from Ian Levy MP

Coronavirus Update

As the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak heightens more information is becoming available by the hour as to who is affected by measures to stop the spread of the virus and how.

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.