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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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News in brief

TWO people escaped unscathed after a car overturned on the Military Road on Saturday.

Police and the fire service were called to the incident near St Oswald’s Church, Heavenfield, at 4.10pm when a Ford Fiesta left the road and overturned, coming to rest against a tree.

At least two people were involved in the incident, one of whom was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment, but later released.

The road was closed for a short time while the vehicle was recovered.

OVERGROWN gorse bushes overhanging the road between Gilsland and Gapshield, are obstructing the view of drivers.

Now, Thirlwall parish councillors, Coun. David Keen and Coun. Anthony Stewart, have volunteered to cut back the bushes themselves to improve sight lines.

At the latest council meeting Coun. Stewart said: “The road seems to be getting narrower all the time. Something needs to be done.”

CORBRIDGE Parish Council wants village shops to advertise if they have a defibrillator on the premises.

The request follows an incident in November when a shopper collapsed in the market place and a local shop was able to supply a defibrillator.

Coun. David Burnett said: “It would be useful to have stickers in the shop windows to stop people running around looking for help.

“I’m not saying everyone has to have one but it will be helpful to know where they are.

“It might help save a life.”