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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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

It’s looking blooming lovely

Northumbria in Bloom judges have carried out their summer judging in Alnwick. Jane Hastings, Sabina Rose and Tony Smith are seen at Willowburn Sports Centre, with Lee Horn, from Active Northumberland, and Alnwick in Bloom’s Kathleen Bradford, Eileen...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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?...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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,...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

Raise pounds with your hound

Dog walkers are being encouraged to take their pooches on a special walk, to raise money for charity in memory of a community stalwart. Pawprints in the Sand is taking place on Sunday, July 29, in aid of Cancer Research UK. It will start at 10am at...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

New café proving to be a recipe for success

A former post office has been transformed into a family-run café and the owners are hoping to put their stamp on the place and deliver the goods. Charlotte Boulter, from Longhoughton, has opened Company B in the village – helping to bring the building...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

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...

yesterday, 14:31 in Art & Culture

Victim speaks out after sex attacker jailed for 23 years

A victim of historic sex offences fears she may never recover from her trauma, but hopes her confidence to come forward will inspire others who have suffered a similar ordeal, after seeing her attacker jailed for more than 20 years. David Dennis...

yesterday, 00:14 in Art & Culture

EU deal must respect lines and pillars

A week can be a long time in politics, and certainly the last few weeks have been even more rollercoaster-like than normal. There have been endless battlegrounds as those for whom Brexit was not their choice fought against the Prime Minister’s clear...

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