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Lions appeal for book donations

The Alnwick Lions Bookshop had a very successful day last Saturday – so much so that the store now desperately needs new stocks of books. Any donations are gratefully received. The Lions say they are happy to collect large donations of books or...

 

Wooler students enjoy trip to York

Year 6 students from Glendale Middle School in Wooler embarked on a post-SATs five-day trip to York. After catching a train, the week was packed full of adventure, with a visit to the Jorvik museum and National Railway Museum, boat trips and the...

 

Help needed for bike-track bid

An urgent appeal has been made to recruit volunteers to help drive forward an exciting bike-track project. Plans have been drawn up for the scheme in Rothbury and recruits are needed to help with funding, sourcing materials and the legal aspect of the...

 

Bamburgh beach – or is it the Bahamas?

Northumberland’s magnificent coast once again takes the honours in our weekly photographic competition. And it is the beach at Bamburgh which is proving a huge draw for photographers. Who needs the Bahamas when we’ve got our own piece of paradise?...

 

Reflecting on their time at St Michael’s

Described as a special and emotional event, Year 6 leavers led a splendid service reflecting on their time at Alnwick’s St Michael’s CE Primary School. The Duchess’s of Northumberland attended and helped give out awards and bibles with Rev Canon Paul...

 

Want to be bag free? Then visit LeftIt

An Alnwick shop has teamed up with a regional company to provide tourists with a handy luggage-storage facility. Scotts of Alnwick, on Bondgate Within, has become a host for LeftIt. LeftIt was created by Gateshead-based Adil Ahmed and his wife Adila,...

 

Youngsters had a ball at leavers’ party

Pupils from Alnwick’s Swansfield Park Primary School had a ball at their Year 6 leavers’ party. The glitzy event was staged in The Coach House at The Plough, on Bondgate Without, last Friday. The youngsters were treated to a disco and a delicious...

 

Northumbria Police sees decline in number of officers over 12-month period

The number of officers in Northumbria Police has dropped over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. The reduction across England and Wales to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to warn that “policing in the UK is...

 

Generous donation for bird-watching hide

Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley Nature Reserve has received a summer surprise from the Ponteland Wildlife Group – a £500 donation towards the renovation of a bird-watching hide on the site. The original Ponteland hide was supported by a...

 

The Dean’s Reflection with the Very Rev John Dobson

Why bother with Yorkshire? I would have thought the answer is obvious. Where would the country be without God’s own county? But, “Why bother with Yorkshire?” is the question being considered at Ripon Cathedral’s first Wilfrid Conversation this...

Ripon Gazette, today, 14:30
 

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings,...

Ripon Gazette, today, 14:30
 

Pupils honoured at Speech Day

Harrogate’s Ashville College has honoured the success of its pupils at its annual Speech Day. Held at the town’s Convention Centre, speeches were delivered by Andrew Jones MP, Headmaster Richard Marshall, Chairman of Governors Peter Whiteley and the...

Ripon Gazette, today, 14:30
 

Harrogate Council rejects 'pessimism' on town centre closures

Harrogate is launching a new ‘indies’ campaign to promote its independent sector to counter challenging times for the retail sector and town centre shops. Visit Harrogate is working with local independent businesses on a new printed leaflet with...

Ripon Gazette, today, 14:30
 

Today: Rock music festival starts in North Yorkshire

One of the UK's best music festivals starts today in North Yorkshire. Deer Shed Festival has gone from strength to strength since it was first launched almost a decade ago. This year's family-friendly event boasts a fab set of big name headliners from...

Ripon Gazette, today, 14:30
 

New dedicated area for children will make Harrogate's A&E department 'less scary'

The first-ever dedicated Children's Waiting Area in the Emergency Department of Harrogate District Hospital has been opened. Funding from NHS England has seen the creation of a new 'rapid assessment' room which will stream critically-ill patients into...

Ripon Gazette, today, 14:30
 


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