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Celebrity chef for new food festival in North Yorkshire

Foodie fans should make a bee-line for Ripon and  its magnificent cathedral when a new family-friendly Food, Garden and Home Show is launched this Spring. The Food Garden and Home Show will take place on Saturday, April 8 and will seek to build on the su

Ripon Gazette, today, 16:12

NHS members targeted by tax rebate scam

NHS workers are being targeted by companies claiming they can get a tax rebate on the victim’s behalf. According to Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - the fraudsters operating these companies have managed to infi

Ripon Gazette, today, 16:12

Disorientated walkers rescued in Cheviots

Two walkers were guided down from The Cheviot after getting into navigational difficulty in low cloud yesterday afternoon. Assistance from Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT) and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team was requested by


The many benefits of volunteering

Citizens Advice Northumberland is a registered charity that relies on volunteers to provide the invaluable service that helps so many people within your community. Last year, we provided information and advice to around 11,000 local people on a wide rang


Helping to keep The Friendliest Port tidy

Hardy souls braved the elements last Saturday to offer their services at an Amble litter-pick. Volunteers included members of the public, representatives from Amble Town Council, Amble Army Cadets with their Commanding Officer and the secretary of Warkwo

New comic convention for Inverness

New comic convention for Inverness

Inverness is to have its first comic convention since the last staging of the popular Hi-Ex Comic Con in 2010. NessCon at Eden Court on 8 and 9 July has been organised by three graduates of an events management course at Inverness College UHI. Darrel-Joh

BBC, today, 15:25

Rural funding helps Alnwick firm to expand

An Alnwick pharmaceutical 
firm has landed a £60,000 grant, which will enable it to set up a new plant and create at least four jobs. The research and development (R&D) company Arc Trinova Ltd, trading as Arcinova, recently received approval for...


Planning notices submitted to council

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council. Acklington: Stephen Barlow, Willow Cottage, Bank House Farm, side two-storey extension. Alnwick: Christopher McNee, 2 York Road, two-storey rear extension; Northu


Did gamble pay off? You bet it did!

Those who attended Rossett School’s performance of Guys and Dolls were transported back into the 1930s, where the cast of over 90 students from across the year groups put on a truly mesmerising show. The commitment and dedication of both students and sta

Ripon Gazette, today, 15:02
Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today: Six reasons why we still love him

Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today: Six reasons why we still love him

The shoulder-length blond hair. The stubble. The youthful face with its permanently weary gaze. Kurt Cobain is still instantly recognisable as one of the most iconic faces of the 1990s, and the most important musician of the grunge scene. It is almost st

BBC, today, 14:40

Berwick man dies in three-vehicle A1 accident

A 31-year-old Berwick man was killed in a fatal road accident on the A1 at Burnmouth in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police Scotland confirmed that Paul Thomas Johnson died when his Renault Clio, which was travelling north on the A1, was involved


Residents encouraged to get involved in shaping future

Wooler’s neighbourhood plan, which will help affect development in the parish for the next 15 years, is beginning to take shape. To develop the plan, an interim steering group has been formed by councillors and community representatives. The group knows


Yorkshire weather: Winter set to return with high winds, cold temperatures and even snow across the county

JUST when we were starting to enjoy the warmer Spring-like weather it seems that Yorkshire will once again return to the grips of Winter this week. Warm air from the tropical areas of the Atlantic arrived over the weekend providing temperatures as high a

Ripon Gazette, today, 12:58

Pressure group hails Stray decision as "victory for common sense"

The Stray's strongest supporters have called Harrogate Council's decision to ditch controversial plans to change the rules protecting it as a "victory for common sense". Harrogate Borough Council's aims of boosting the town's economic...

Ripon Gazette, today, 12:32

Particles from outer space ‘wreaking low-grade havoc on mobile phones and computers’

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking “low-grade havoc” on mobile phones and computers, according to new research. The study suggests that when a computer crashes or smartphone freezes it may be down to the impact of electr

Ripon Gazette, today, 12:32

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