RECTOR of Hexham for the past 10 years, Canon Graham Usher, has been appointed Bishop of Dudley in the West Midlands.
A QUICK-THINKING toddler who saved the day to get help for his injured mum has been hailed a hero.
A MAN who played a key role in transforming the Tyne from a lifeless open sewer into the premier salmon river in England and Wales has died at the age of 72.
MICKLEY motorists were on their best behaviour as young road safety campaigners scanned the roads.
AFTER running Friends of Wylam for more than 20 years, retiring secretary Ursula Barker was praised for her tireless work within the organisation.
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.