Matt misses out
Last updated at 11:41, Friday, 03 August 2012
Despite a valiant effort, Hexham's Matt Wells has missed out on a second Olympic medal.
The Beijing bronze medallist and his Great Britain quadruple scull could only finish fifth in the final.
They were lying third after 1,000m, but faded in the second half of the race.
Germany trook the gold, Croatia silver and Australia bronze.
First published at 12:20, Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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.