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As one dog leaves, another two arrive

We were all delighted when Caesar went off to his new home this week, but, of course, he was quickly replaced by another two greyhound-lurcher types. Speedy (as we have named him) is a beautiful, big, two-year-old tan and white greyhound. He appears...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Special showing of ITV series at caravan park

A popular ITV series is returning this weekend, and it features an explosive storyline set on a caravan site near Bamburgh. Vera, which chronicles the investigations of a north Northumberland detective, will be back on the region’s screens for its...

Thursday, 20:58 in Regional North East
 

Spit guards aim to protect officers

Northumbria Police are introducing spit guards to protect officers and staff. The decision comes after it was revealed that 341 employees were spat at last year – the first time such data had been so comprehensively recorded in the Force. Assistant...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

Helpline for older people gets backing

The Berwick agency of Yorkshire Building Society is calling on older people not to suffer in silence from loneliness this summer by promoting The Silver Line. The charity operates a free helpline to address loneliness and isolation among older people...

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional North East
 

Learn more about Chillingham’s cattle

A special opportunity to see Chillingham’s unique herd of wild cattle is being offered to visitors. The Chillingham Wild Cattle Association’s open day gives visitors a chance to see areas not normally accessible to the public. They will also be able...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Election will be held for Spittal vacancy

An election is to be held for the Upper Spittal ward vacancy on Berwick Town Council. Ten electors had to request an election to trigger the ballot. Kerry Beresford has announced she is to stand. She said: “I am standing for town council for Upper...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Appeal is launched to identify staff at Burrell’s Hutton Castle

A public campaign is under way to identify former members of staff who were employed at Sir William Burrell’s former residence, Hutton Castle. Sir William purchased Hutton Castle in 1916, but did not move in until 1927, where he lived with his art...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Leaking roof at Castlegate unit preventing its use

Repairs still need to be carried out before a retail unit bought by Berwick Town Council earlier this year can be used. The unit at the entrance to Castlegate car park, vacated by Deyn’s Deli last autumn, has been a tourist information centre in the...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Tea in the Park comes to Spittal

Spittal Gardening Group’s Tea in the Park event on Sunday was a great success. There was music, entertainment, children’s games and much more in Seafield Park. The fine weather helped to ensure a good turnout, with all proceeds going towards the...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Young Rangers prove their eco-credentials

Coast Care Young Rangers have completed their first year of exciting activities on the north Northumberland coast. Activities ranged from learning about the coast, visiting the Farne Islands, learning bush craft skills, scuba diving and rockpooling to...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Voluntary sector strength in north Northumberland is demonstrated

Special people who go the extra mile were recognised at the annual North Northumberland Voluntary Forum’s Voluntary and Community Awards. Forum chairman Jane Pannell stressed the importance of the voluntary sector ‘which goes from strength to strength...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional North East
 

Premier Inn plan suffers setback

Construction work on a new Premier Inn in Berwick town centre has been delayed until early autumn. The £5.5million project was due to start last week until it emerged that planning approval was still needed to remove the final corner of the old...

Thursday, 10:43 in Regional North East
 

Wooler students enjoy trip to York

Glendale Middle School Year 6 students recently embarked on a post-SATs five-day trip to York. After catching a train, the week was packed full of adventure from the Jorvik museum and boat trips to the National Rail Museum and even an evening trip to...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional North East
 

Wooler high street is blooming beautiful

Wooler’s high street is looking bright and beautiful following the installation of new floral planters. Parish councillor Catherine Dunn, pictured, helped to raise £3,000 for the tubs by writing to local businesses, groups and individuals with a...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional North East
 

Quayside funding application made

Berwick Community Trust has submitted an application for £30,000 to the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund. If successful, it would be used to fund feasibility and technical work looking at future development options on Berwick quayside. Speaking at a...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional North East
 
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