THE Labour Party has chosen its candidate to contest the Hexham seat at the next General Election.
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... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.