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VIDEO: Pitmen Painters - two new exhibitions at Woodhorn Museum

A new body of work by a contemporary artist and an exhibition of previously unseen works, both based on the Pitmen Painters, form part of Woodhorn Museum's summer season. North East based artist Narbi Price exhibits new body of work, The Ashington...

today, 16:49 in Art & Culture

VIDEO: Decline in Puffin numbers on the Farnes

Hear one of the islands rangers voice her concerns over the fall in Puffin numbers on the islands, according to figures revealed in the National Trust's five-yearly count. Harriet Reid is one of the team of rangers on the Farne Islands who have been...

today, 15:53 in Art & Culture

VIDEO AND PICTURES: Brass is back!

Northumberland children go to Woodhorn to blow their own trumpets, horns, cornets, trombones...... Over 400 children from across the Bedlington and Ashington school partnerships came together to celebrate the work that has taken place in their school...

today, 15:37 in Art & Culture

Lightning Seeds to join Madness at Alnwick concert

Another top group has been added to the spectacular line-up for the Summer House Sounds concerts in the Pastures at Alnwick Castle in July. Alt-rock band Lightning Seeds will support Madness when they perform on Saturday, July 14. It follows this...

today, 10:50 in Art & Culture

Objections to conversion proposals

A planning application to turn a former Belford shop into residential accommodation has sparked objections. The scheme, submitted by Mr and Mrs Hennessy, from Thurlstone, Sheffield, is to convert 16 High Street into a three bedroom house. As part of...

today, 10:28 in Art & Culture

Celebrating what’s great about The Secret Kingdom

Visitors to this Monday’s Northumberland County Show will be able to taste, touch and see for themselves what’s great about the county. Northumberland County Council’s Great Northumberland marquee will give visitors the chance to try Northumbrian...

today, 10:28 in Art & Culture

Potter in the Parks as farmers battle it out

Northumberland Young Farmers’ annual rally returns to Alnwick next month for the first time in 10 years. The event is being hosted by Alnwick Young Farmers’ Club and will be staged in Hulne Park on Saturday, June 2. Fittingly, it will be Harry...

today, 10:28 in Art & Culture

Community loses one of its leading lights

Peggy to most and Granny to many, Embleton has lost one of its best known figures with the death of Lady Sutherland. Much of her life had been devoted to community service of one kind or another – particularly as a councillor, magistrate and leading...

today, 10:28 in Art & Culture

Rescued dog Harley making real progress

The next part of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog sanctuary, SHAK. Tucking into some treats, enjoying human company and not cowering from passing traffic – it might not seem a big deal for most dogs, but for rescued Harley, it’s a...

today, 10:28 in Art & Culture

Call to bring station back into use after rail-line nationalisation

A county councillor has called for a village station to be reopened, after the East Coast Main Line was nationalised. The franchise agreement with Virgin Trains East Coast and Stagecoach Group has been axed, placing the running of the line back into...

today, 10:28 in Art & Culture

Car crash victim praises air ambulance

A woman who required a roadside blood transfusion after being seriously injured in a car crash will feature in a national documentary following the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Stephanie Wilkinson spent two months in hospital and had...

today, 10:11 in Art & Culture

Funding aids vital restoration work to Cheviot summit

Restoration work on the summit of Cheviot will be carried out, thanks to a new injection of Government cash. Defra has allocated a total of £10million between four peat restoration projects in England, including more than £7.4million to two projects...

today, 10:11 in Art & Culture

Figures reveal a high rate of heart failure in Northumberland

Patients in the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group have one of the highest rates of heart failure in the country, according to new figures from Public Health England. There were 3,756 people living with the condition in 2016-17, the most...

today, 10:11 in Art & Culture

Superstar Michael Ball joins Alnwick’s summer of music

Global superstar Michael Ball is the latest big name to join a sensational summer of music in Northumberland. He will join Il Divo, the world’s most successful classical crossover act, as special guest at the last of four concerts in the shadow of...

today, 08:29 in Art & Culture

GALLERY: A trip to the Farne Islands.

Wondering what to do over the Bank Holiday weekend? As these pictures show there is a lot to see during a visit to the famous islands off the Northumberland coast. Razorbills, Shags, Kittiwakes and of course puffins......these are just some of the...

today, 07:51 in Art & Culture

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