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Classic car helps pipe band funds

A classic car that caught national attention when it was featured on the TV programme Car SOS, is helping Rothbury Highland Pipe Band to motor ahead. Tom Mason, 75, from the village, is the proud owner of the striking three-wheeled 1934 Morgan F4, which

today, 06:16 in Art & Culture

Alnwick Town Council in brief: Remembrance, referendum and routes

Alnwick’s Remembrance Sunday service will take place in St Paul’s Church on Sunday, November 13, at 2.30pm. After the service, there will be a march to the War Memorial for the laying of wreaths which will be followed by refreshments for guests in the No

today, 06:16 in Art & Culture

Rothbury Parish Council round-up: Hospital protest, dog fouling and payphones

The parish council will try to save an under-threat payphone, which is in danger of being scrapped. BT is planning to axe 179 public telephones in Northumberland, as part of a nationwide review, following a decline in usage over the last decade. As part

yesterday, 15:24 in Art & Culture

Police appeal after criminal damage in Alnwick

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shop window was damaged in Alnwick. It happened on Victoria Crescent, overnight between 8.30pm on Friday and 10.30am on Saturday. The shop premises is currently empty. Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone

yesterday, 15:24 in Art & Culture

Bid to create the North East’s first underwater dive trail

A bid to create the North East’s first underwater archaeological dive trail, exploring a historic wreck site off the Northumberland coast, has been launched. Nic Faulks, from the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Tyneside branch, wants to raise £1,000 through

yesterday, 14:10 in Art & Culture

Longhoughton Parish Council round-up

A project to establish a wildflower meadow in Boulmer is ‘finely balanced’. Progress in the scheme has been stalled, due to a delay in obtaining quotes. It means that time is running out to clear and establish the plot before the winter kicks in. If ther

yesterday, 14:10 in Art & Culture

Amble Town Council round-up: Police presence, youth funds and subsidence

A police chief has admitted that there was a reduced officer presence in Amble over the summer, but insists the situation will improve. Inspector Liz Hall was responding to concerns about the lack of visible patrols on the streets during the busy tourist

yesterday, 12:38 in Art & Culture

Father and daughter take on charity walk

A father and daughter, who trekked 65 miles for charity earlier this year, are gearing up for another fund-raising walk in memory of a beloved friend. Derek Allan and Ellie, nine, will be hiking continuously for 10 hours on Tuesday around Ladyburn Lake,

yesterday, 12:38 in Art & Culture

Homes proposals before committee

Bids for two small-scale housing developments in north Northumberland villages look set to get the green light tomorrow. An outline bid by the Northumberland Estates for nine dwellings on land to the south of Hillside Road West in Rothbury and a scheme t

yesterday, 06:12 in Art & Culture

Northumberland wedding venue in running for national award

A Northumberland wedding venue has been shortlisted for a national style award. The Hilden Style Awards, an online competition dedicated to finding the hidden gems in independent hospitality, healthcare and restaurant design, has chosen Newton Hall, at N

Sunday, 16:18 in Art & Culture

Northumberland has lowest density of fast-food outlets in North East

New data published by Public Health England shows that Northumberland has the lowest density of fast-food outlets in the North East. Across the region, the local authority with the highest density of fast-food outlets per 100,000 population is Hartlepool

Sunday, 15:46 in Art & Culture

Family cook up a real taste of the county

An Alnwick family is putting fine dining on the menu with a new bespoke catering service. Adele and Ken Johnson, assisted by their daughter Abbie, have launched a Real Taste of Northumberland. The venture sees them create home-cooked meals,made from scra

Sunday, 15:05 in Art & Culture

New focus for artist, thanks to broadband

Holy Island photographer Emma Rothera says high-speed broadband has given her business new focus and helped her to attract new customers. The landscape photographer has transformed the way she works since she signed up to superfast broadband following th

Sunday, 15:05 in Art & Culture

Newcastle United players back Stoptober

Football stars including Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey are fronting Newcastle United’s support for Stoptober and are reminding fans that it’s not too late to give smoking the boot for good. Newcastle United is backing the mass quit challenge from Public

Sunday, 12:22 in Art & Culture

Wooler, New U3A

Every year, new groups begin at Wooler U3A, reflecting the changing and developing interests and skills of more than 100 enthusiastic members across Glendale. Two newly launched groups (Geology, led by Ann Phillips, and Wine Appreciation, led by Ann Love

Sunday, 12:22 in Art & Culture

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