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Historic North of Tyne devolution deal reaches its final stage

The Prime Minister will today announce the final stage in the process to conclude a historic devolution deal for the region. During a visit to the North East, Theresa May will announce that the Government will lay legislation in Parliament to formally...

today, 10:03 in Regional North East

Expert offers tips on his cultivation

The highlight of the Wynyard Hall Gardens visit was the wall-to-wall colour in the main garden. Some 3,500 roses, plus 12,000 herbaceous perennials blending together, have that effect. Attention was drawn to a BBC film unit recording a piece for...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North East

Church’s clues to support of kings in stained glass

Henry of Lancaster (Henry VI) was a miserably bad king, but he did found Eton College, King’s College Cambridge and All Souls at Oxford. King’s was founded in 1441. Then, having decided that neither the college nor its chapel were big enough, Henry...

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional North East

Newcastle Airport issues safety reminder as it expects another busy summer

Newcastle International Airport near Ponteland is preparing for a busy summer. With more than a million passengers expected to travel through the terminal, officials are encouraging people to be ‘Travel Aware’. Outbound passengers are reminded that...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North East

Date set for Emily statue unveiling

A statue to create a lasting memorial to suffragette Emily Wilding Davison is set to be unveiled in Morpeth’s Carlisle Park on September 11. Northumberland County Council is organising a community unveiling ceremony for 11am and has invited local MPs,...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North East

Village out in force to enjoy its day

There was a good turnout for this year’s Longhorsley Village Day. Pictured are the group of winners from the pet show, which was sponsored by the Robson and Prescott Veterinary Surgery in Morpeth. Other awards were handed out on the day – including...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North East

VIDEO: Kite ace Josh begins national event at Druridge

The first of two days of championship action has taken place at a Northumberland venue, with an expert kite-flier from the county aiming to defend his British titles. Josh Mitcheson, from Ashington, has been the king of multi-line flying for the last...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional North East

Historic garden is thriving once again

There’s no better way to round off a successful season of talks and demonstrations, such as those we’ve had at Alnwick Garden Club, than a summer outing to a destination of members’ choice – so we did just that. The majority opted for a trip to...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional North East

Library decision ‘can’t be rushed’

Northumberland County Council has been urged to discuss the potential new library location in Morpeth with all relevant parties before making a decision. The masterplan update drop-in event at the Town Hall earlier this month included an information...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional North East

Travel agency soars into Top 50 in the UK

A Ponteland woman has helped steer a travel agency to new heights. Thomas Cook Metrocentre has been selected as the Top Travel Agency in the North East, and in the top 50 across the UK and Ireland by the Travel Trade Gazette. Manager Sandra Foreman,...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional North East

Images of yesteryear

Just what was going on in Morpeth’s Carlisle Park 30 years ago? We’ve come across this old photograph published in the Herald at the time, but have no information about it. Can you fill us in, or identify those pictured? If you have a tale to tell...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North East

Top theatre in the open air

Open-air theatre returns to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens this weekend. Once again Chapterhouse Theatre Company will be performing a classic in the grounds of the English Heritage attraction. On Saturday evening the audience will be treated to its...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East

Follow mysterious voice in empty rooms of historic hall

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is to be once again transformed by contemporary art this summer — this time by the haunting and lyrical voice of Turner Prize winning artist Susan Philipsz. Philipsz has created a new sound-based installation, titled...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East

Council returns bus shelter to its original position

After concerns were raised by many residents, a bus shelter in the Stobhill area of Morpeth is now back in its original position. The facility on the side of the A192 heading into the town centre shortly after the turn off for Grange Road had been...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East

Beer is the name of the game at hotel

It’s not just beer lovers who are eagerly awaiting the return of the Battlesteads Beer Festival. This year there’s something for everyone, with an extensive selection of ciders and gin also joining the line-up. Hosted by Battlesteads Hotel and...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East

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