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Published at 07:38, Wednesday, 23 October 2013
EMERGENCY services were called to a North Tyne swimming pool after concerns were raised for the welfare of a toddler.THERE will be a surge in the electricity supply in Bellingham with thanks to an £80,000 investment.SILVER jubilee celebrations were enjoyed by all at Abbey Court in Hexham as residents commemorated the 25th anniversary of their community.
It was feared the 19-month-old child had taken ill while in the pool, at Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder.
The Great North Air Ambulance attended, and the child was assessed at the scene by medics, before being taken to hospital by road ambulance.
Following the incident, shortly before 4pm last Saturday, it was found that the condition of the child was less serious than initially feared.
Northern Powergrid is embarking on a major project to rebuild some of the overhead, low voltage electricity network.
The village has suffered from power outages for many years, and this work aims to alleviate the problem.
Work will take place from Wednesday until Saturday, with the final instalment to be carried out on Sunday, November 3.
Properties will be without power for just 30 minutes.
Residents enjoyed a celebration tea and live music, and two special residents were on hand to cut the special jubilee cake, in honour of reaching such a milestone.
Marjorie Morrison (91) and Vee Robertson (84) are Abbey Court’s oldest residents and have lived there since its launch 25 years ago.
Built in 1988, the 47 privately owned apartments of Abbey Court provide independent living for those in later life, with resident management staff and a community alarm service.
House manager, Susan Robinson said: “The jubilee was absolutely fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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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.