A much loved statue of Jackie Milburn is being moved to its new home in Ashington outside the £21m Ashington Leisure Centre. Councillor Dave Ledger, Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “We know what Jackie means to the people of Ashington, and why it’s so important to have the statue in a prominent place where people can appreciate it. “The redevelopment of Station Road over the last six months has given us the opportunity…"Wor Jackie’s Back!"
Koast Radio has been broadcasting on 106.6fm for just over a year. We are an ambitious community radio station and we want to get even better at what we do. We can only do this with your help. That’s why we are asking for your views about Koast Radio and what we could do to make our station even better. Please take a couple of minutes of your time to complete our customer survey. Take…"Tell us what you think!"
A 51 year-old man and 57 year-old woman were arrested this morning (31/01) on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Newcastle upon Tyne. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working in partnership with Newcastle City Council Trading Standards and Northumbria Police executed warrants at three home addresses. At two of the addresses, IMLT officers seized documentation, a quantity of cash and electronic devices. The suspect’s currently remain in…"Two Suspected Loan Sharks Arrested in Newcastle"
Thanks to grant funding from Ashington Town Council the Koast Radio Team had the opportunity to try on their new corporate workwear. The workwear was purchased and supplied from local business Ashington Embroidery Services. Ian Conway Business Development Manager at Koast Radio said “The funding was very welcome and has enabled us to provide new corporate workwear for all of our volunteers. We want to strengthen our brand and increase awareness of Koast Radio which…"Koast Team get dressed for success"
The Koast Outside Broadcast Team were out in force at Manor Walks for the Christmas Light Switch on and build up during the day. The Team were located outside Frankie and Benny’s as well as on the stage in the Central Mall. The crowds were kept entertained with a dance of between the Nando’s Chicken and Sharky who was spreading the word on staying away from Loan Sharks this Christmas. Magician Joel and the Dancers…"Koast Radio Support Manor Walk Christmas Fun"
Cash confiscated from convicted loan sharks has been awarded to a community radio station based in Ashington. Koast Radio, who broadcast online across South-East Northumberland, have been awarded with their full bid of £1,675. Their project will help raise awareness of the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks through a targeted radio, social media and publicity campaign. The project, called ‘Shark Free Koast’, will consist of a 6 week campaign run via Koast Radio to…"Koast Radio Awarded Loan Shark Cash"
Koast Radio is working with the Illegal Money Lending Team to warn of the dangers of getting involved with a Loan Shark. We want to encourage people to come forward and report any loan sharks operating in our area. If you know a loan shark or if you’ve borrowed money from one you can report them anonymously 24 hours a day to: Illegal Money Lending Team email@example.com, or Telephone: 0300 555 2222, or Text LOAN…"Shark Free Koast"