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Play shines light on factory workers’ fight for dignity

Townsend Productions will return to Berwick with its new play based upon the Grunwick Strike and Jayaben Desai’s fight for union recognition, freedom, equality and human dignity. We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!, by Neil Gore, will premiere at The...

yesterday, 20:29 in Regional North East

Wildlife victims of Beast from East

Just when we were beginning to think about the warmer weather and looking forward to longer days, The Beast from the East caused major disruption across the country, and then just last weekend, a mini beast blew in for a brief encore. During the worst...

yesterday, 15:38 in Regional North East

Easter egg hunt in park

An Easter egg hunt is being held in Coronation Park (Tommy the Miller’s), Berwick, on Saturday, March 31, from noon to 1pm. It is being organised by the Friends of Berwick Parks. Children will get to find the Easter bunnies, solve the clue and claim...

yesterday, 13:23 in Regional North East

World Book Day is celebrated in Wooler

Pupils at Wooler First School celebrated World Book Day last week. Berwick author and illustrator, Helen Stephens, joined the children for a day of fun. Her book, How to Hide a Lion, was the theme of the day. How to Hide a Lion has sold in 14...

yesterday, 11:02 in Regional North East

Latest news from Berwick Sugarcraft Group

The next meeting of the Berwick and District Sugarcraft Group will be on Tuesday, March 27, at 7.30pm. We meet at Horncliffe Memorial Hall and everyone is welcome to attend. Cathie Simpson from Ayton, Cathie’s Cakes, will be demonstrating how to make...

yesterday, 09:07 in Regional North East

Latest news from Bamburgh WI

The president of Bamburgh WI Christine Hutchinson welcomed everyone to our March meeting. County events were described, included a domino drive and a Centenary Photography competition. The March lunch club will be held at the Queen’s Head in Berwick,...

yesterday, 09:07 in Regional North East

Ayla’s first school flamenco

This picture, published last week, showed pupils at Scremerston learning about the world. And Ayla Rogerson has been in touch after spotting herself in the picture. She is the young lady in the pink flamenco dress, but she couldn’t name anyone else....

Friday, 16:37 in Regional North East

Happy ending for our golden oldie Holly

We were so pleased that golden oldie Holly was able to get a new home last week. She was a lovely old soul, although we dare say she won’t be without a few settling in problems. No animal deserves to be in a rescue, but when they are that bit older...

Friday, 15:47 in Regional North East

Council may clamp down on garaging in town car parks

Drivers who ‘garage’ their cars long-term in Berwick’s public car parks could be clamped down on. The issue was raised by Coun Karin Graham at a meeting of Berwick Town Council when the shortage of town centre car parking spaces was discussed. She...

Friday, 15:34 in Regional North East

No conservation issue with train station plan

A conservation expert has raised no objection over plans for alterations at the Grade II-listed Berwick railway station. A planning application for listed building consent has been lodged for permission to provide a Costa and Travelines coffee shop in...

Friday, 15:16 in Regional North East

Cragside’s secrets to be revealed on TV

Channel 5’s Secrets of the National Trust is heading to Cragside, near Rothbury, with Alan Titchmarsh and special guests unlocking some of its secrets. The programme reveals some of the ground-breaking technology of the house, which earned owner Lord...

Friday, 15:16 in Regional North East

Book signing at Slightly Foxed

Slightly Foxed, the Bridge Street bookshop, plays host to the author of a Northumbrian memoir on Saturday, March 31. Maggie Bardsley will be signing copies of her book Beestings and Boilie from 11am to 2pm on Easter Saturday. Maggie’s book tells the...

Friday, 15:16 in Regional North East

Chain Bridge scoops lottery funding

A significant step has been taken in the campaign to secure the status of the historic Union Chain Bridge which spans the River Tweed between England and Scotland. A first round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid by Scottish Borders Council (SBC),...

Friday, 14:03 in Regional North East

Latest news from Berwick Stroke Club

Finally, the weather allowed us to hold our fund-raising bingo in Tweedmouth Bowling Club. It was a fun night, which was enjoyed by all who attended. It was complemented with a huge raffle. The next Get Together is scheduled for Monday, March 26, at...

Friday, 13:05 in Regional North East

Nearly 200 miles of minor roads are ‘poor’

Almost 200 miles of Northumberland’s minor roads and more than eight miles of its A-roads are in a poor condition, new figures have revealed. They come from an analysis of eight years of public data from the Department for Transport (DfT), which...

Friday, 12:23 in Regional North East

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