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The terrifying moment a masked robber demands cash at an Amble store

This is the heart-stopping moment when a masked would-be robber confronted a shop assistant in her 60s and demanded cash in Amble yesterday morning. The man, who was dressed in a bizarre fashion, marched into the Queen Street Convenience Store just befor

today, 09:43 in Art & Culture

Wooler pancake party

A pancake party is taking place in Wooler on Shrove Tuesday. With fun, games and pancake races, the free event promises to be a great evening for everyone aged under 12 (parents are welcome too). Bill Eugster, of Crossing Places in Glendale, said: “As it

today, 06:54 in Art & Culture

Time-travelling to the Tudor era

Pupils from the Duke’s Middle School in Alnwick had a real taste of the Tudors as the era of Henry VIII was brought to life. The King and his six wives were all present and correct while activities included making candles and creating nosegays. Gazette p

today, 06:54 in Art & Culture

Copy of Keep Calm and Carry On poster presented to heritage railway

A copy of an iconic wartime poster has been presented to a heritage railway development. Mary and Stuart Manley, of Alnwick’s Barter Books, have gifted an enamel Keep Calm and Carry On sign to the Aln Valley Railway (AVR). The bookshop owns an original p

today, 06:54 in Art & Culture

Roadworks on major roads in Northumberland and beyond this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week. A1 Morpeth, Northumberland: There will be work ongoing until spring 2017 for the construction of a bypass. There will be various phases

yesterday, 15:12 in Art & Culture

Council planning notices

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council. Amble: Mr J R Beadle, 7 Burnside, conservatory extension. Eglingham: Robert Kidd, High Barn, Harehope Farm, construction of new orangery and garden works, raising

yesterday, 15:12 in Art & Culture

Longhoughton Parish Council round-up

A consultation is to start on traffic-calming plans in Longhoughton. Residents will be asked if they are in favour of a 20mph limit through the centre of the village. There will be a supplementary question to gauge people’s opinion about removing the cen

yesterday, 15:12 in Art & Culture

Belford Parish Council round-up

Councillors agreed to sign up to the NALC portal to enable the authority to have its own website. The Northumberland Association of Local Councils (NALC) is creating the portal to host sites for any town or parish councils which choose to sign up as part

yesterday, 12:11 in Art & Culture

Property guardians – a new way forward?

A vacant property specialist is pushing property guardian policy on to the industry’s agenda by launching a Respect for Guardians Charter. In what is a first, Ad Hoc Property Management has launched the charter in a bid to raise standards across the indu

yesterday, 12:11 in Art & Culture

Northumberland Camera Club: Snap to it and join our photo band

The Northumberland Camera Club aims to support anyone who wants to take better photos. It doesn’t matter whether you use a camera phone or the latest DSLR, whether you are Northumberland’s answer to Henri Cartier-Bresson or have just taken your first pic

yesterday, 10:07 in Art & Culture

Pedal power! Get on your bike in Northumberland with new book

Northumberland’s own award-winning cycle-route expert, Ted Liddle, has written a new guidebook – 33 Cycle Rides in Northumberland and Tyneside. Published by Northern Heritage of Blagdon in conjunction with Tyne Valley Mountain Bike Club, the book compris

yesterday, 06:36 in Art & Culture

When safety features turn to hazards

Roadworks are a major irritant for drivers, who sometimes show their impatience. To protect the workforce, and to make it clear where the traffic has to go, cones are used. For some reason, apparently known only to the authority carrying out the work, th

yesterday, 06:36 in Art & Culture

Help sought for leisure facility

Volunteers are wanted to help drive forward plans to build a new leisure and recreation facility in Longhoughton. Trustees of the newly-named Longhoughton Community and Sports Centre Trust have been discussing possible projects for Westfield Park Centre,

Saturday, 15:28 in Art & Culture

Tory manifesto questioned as Arch remains a really hot issue

From the construction of a new council HQ in Ashington to the £78million purchase of Manor Walks, the name of Arch is never far from the headlines. Proponents will say that it is also building homes, business premises and hotels in the likes of Alnwick,

Saturday, 15:28 in Art & Culture

Record entries for the charity hay show

Despite the winter weather, a great time was had by all at the annual Simonside Hay Show on February 12. As ever, people flocked to this unique and popular event, which saw a record number of 50 bales from farmers entered into the competition. Both busin

Saturday, 15:28 in Art & Culture

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