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Promote your business with easy monthly payments

If you've not yet confirmed your listing on, make sure you do by the end of May.

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Special offers for BBC Radio – by 08:30 tomorrow please!

BBC Radio Newcastle's Breakfast Show will be debating the recent comments from the Lonely Planet Guide that Britain's tourism industry is too expensive.

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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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