NORTHUMBERLAND National Park is expected to attract a new wave of tourists after its night sky has become the largest protected sky in Europe.
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... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.