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Latest news from Berwick Civic Society

On Wednesday, May 23 Coun Richard Wearmouth, chairman of Arch, the arms-length development corporation attached to Northumberland County Council, gave a wide-ranging talk to members of the society on its performance since a change to the council...

today, 09:08 in Regional North East

Funds for Berwick youth group

Ord Parish Council has made a donation of £300 to Berwick and District Youth Activity Group. The donation is for £50 to each of the six youngsters who live within Ord Parish as the group is going to visit the French battlefields and cemeteries as they...

yesterday, 12:57 in Regional North East

Latest news from Border Archaeological Society

For the last meeting in Border Archaeological Society’s spring series, Jim Crow, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, gave a talk entitled The Longest Roman Water Supply Line: Exploring The Water Supply Of Byzantine...

yesterday, 09:13 in Regional North East

REVIEW: Maltings Junior Youth Theatre are Toad-ily talented

So. We all know the woods are supposed to be full of surprises, right? But nothing quite prepared us for the unexpected animal antics at the Maltings last weekend. The Junior Youth Theatre’s version of The Adventures of Mr Toad, was utter nonsense –...

Friday, 14:26 in Regional North East

Reading bug hits school students

The race is on at Eyemouth High School for an end-of-term celebration of reading. Librarian Anne Renstead said: “Last year we invested in the Accelerated Reading programme, this gives students the opportunity to read and take a quiz on a book. “The...

Friday, 14:09 in Regional North East

Should cobbles make a return to town centre?

Views are being sought on whether cobbles should be brought back to Berwick’s historic town centre. Recent resurfacing work on Marygate, which provided a fleeting glimpse of the cobbled setts below the road surface, has brought the issue to the fore....

Friday, 14:00 in Regional North East

Charity cyclist to set off at border

A Howick farmer is gearing up for a mammoth cycle ride to raise funds for Alnwick Infirmary’s oncology unit. Richard Hodgson will tackle a 600-mile unsupported solo bike ride from Marshall Meadows Bay, in Berwick, to Land’s End, Cornwall. He begins...

Friday, 14:00 in Regional North East

Litter pick in Tweedmouth

The next litter blitz in Tweedmouth will he held on Tuesday, June 26, meeting at the Five Arches at 2.30pm. Last month’s litter-pick resulted in five bin bags being filled at the edge of the park. All are welcome but wear appropriate footwear....

Friday, 13:47 in Regional North East

Latest news from Berwick Visual Impairment Group

Berwick Visual Impairment Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month in King James Court, West Street, from 10.30am to noon. Everyone affected by sight loss is welcome to attend.

Friday, 13:12 in Regional North East

Beach buggy fun for Grove pupils

Children from the Grove School spent a day on Spittal Beach last Tuesday, enjoying splashing in the waves and accessing the beach in their wheelchairs. Simon Mulholland, from Ponyaxes, came with his specially-adapted buggy which was pulled by his pony...

Friday, 12:05 in Regional North East

Call for headstones to be well maintained

A parish council is asking families to ensure that headstones are kept in good condition and do not become a safety hazard. North Sunderland Parish Council has made the request, in relation to the South Lane Cemetery. It comes as a number of...

Friday, 12:05 in Regional North East

Bull carving commissioned by farmer

Fred Murray, who farms near Wooler, has taken delivery of a custom-made Charolais bull made from oak, to celebrate his life in farming and his love for the breed of cattle. He commissioned the carving from Chatton craftsman Tom Fiddes and based it on...

Friday, 12:00 in Regional North East

Overflow parking bid clears first hurdle

A planning application seeking continued permission for use of the Castlegate overflow car park in Berwick has cleared its first hurdle. Berwick Town Council’s planning committee made no objection to the application at its meeting last week. The...

Friday, 11:53 in Regional North East

New pitches area at Waren Caravan Park

A new project that significantly improves an area of Waren Caravan Park, near Bamburgh, has been officially opened by Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP. The refreshed pitches at West Hill, home to a scheduled monument thought to be a Bronze Age hill fort, offer...

Friday, 09:23 in Regional North East

Group showcases its interests

Lord Beith, former MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, officially opened the first Wooler U3A Open Day. Leaders from 15 interest groups had prepared fascinating exhibitions of their work. A free light lunch was provided and people could watch the Play Reading...

Friday, 09:02 in Regional North East

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