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Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

yesterday, 14:24 in Regional North East

Healthy start for new care record

A Morpeth GP who has been involved in an important digital health project from the start is hoping that it will continue to make good progress for the benefit of patients. The Great North Care Record (GNCR) is a collaboration between the £20million...

yesterday, 14:24 in Regional North East

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

yesterday, 14:10 in Regional North East

Watch out for phishing email scams

People are being warned to be on their guard over phishing email scams. Northumberland County Council’s Trading Standards team has received a number of complaints about a hoax email that appears to be a reminder to residents to pay their TV licence...

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional North East

Northumberland National Park hails 'a momentous year'

2018 has been hailed as a momentous year for the Northumberland National Park and tourism in the county. In March, for the second time, the park won the prestigious title of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018. Almost...

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional North East

Skills fill the jigsaw puzzle

One of my students asked how I remember it all. That was quite a compliment. I find photography intuitive and the technical knowledge comes easily to me, but I also work hard and study lots. I am very fortunate because I love my work. For me, the...

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional North East

MEAL REVIEW: Träkol, Hillgate Quays, Gateshead

When you visit a restaurant which has its own concept, you often worry that this might be little more than a gimmick used to mask other shortcomings. Clearly, however you do it, the food should come first and fortunately, at the North East’s latest...

Sunday, 18:45 in Regional North East

Wartime role for paint, pillboxes and leafy trees

In the Middle Ages, the Normans built their castles at Mitford, Morpeth and Bothal, where they controlled strategic crossings of the River Wansbeck. In 1940, the British army built pillboxes at the same places. The fundamentals of the landscape have a...

Sunday, 16:54 in Regional North East

Hundreds learn from top equestrian coach

Alnorthumbria Equine department ran a very successful client event in November with guest speaker Christopher Bartle. Chris is the British Eventing Team’s high performance coach and we were delighted to welcome him to Alnwick Ford Equestrian,...

Sunday, 16:54 in Regional North East

Get balance right for the best results

Several composting systems exist, but the one I feed most in this garden is the ‘Hot Bin’. Invented by Tony Callaghan, of Morpeth, it has proven its worth. It’s the size of a large refuse bin, has a capacity of 200 litres and is made of polypropylene,...

Sunday, 16:26 in Regional North East

The weather puts paid to Sunday League again

Once again, the weather put paid to some of the games scheduled for the weekend in the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League. Amble Tavern, at home against Ashington RAOB, was the only game played in the Premier Division. However, Amble...

Sunday, 14:39 in Regional North East

10 top pantos and where in the North East you can see them this Christmas

Whether it's joining in the songs, assisting in conjuring tricks, booing the villains, warning the heroes 'He's behind you!' or cheering them on, it's a night out for all the family. Here's our quick guide to the best pantos you can see in the North...

Sunday, 14:06 in Regional North East

Baroque Christmas by Candlelight, Royal Northern Sinfonia, St Michael's Church, Alnwick: Review

There's something very Christmassy about listening to classical music played in a gently-lit church. The Royal Northern Sinfonia once again proved a big hit as they neatly set the scene for the festive build-up. Like last year, the orchestra has split...

Sunday, 00:59 in Regional North East

RUGBY: Second half to savour as Morpeth chalk up convincing win

Morpeth 55 Consett 7 Before starting the game, both sides and all Morpeth’s home sides stood in silence and utmost respect in the sad passing of Tom Duckworth during the week, writes Colin Green. Our thoughts and that of the whole club are with the...

Saturday, 18:52 in Regional North East

Composting makes good sense and is easy

We gardeners are a canny lot, trying to avoid waste at all cost, passing spare seedlings and plants on to friends, getting the best from everything grown, and recycling wherever possible. On my travels I’ve seen perfectly adequate allotment structures...

Saturday, 16:26 in Regional North East

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