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Sunday, 20 April 2014

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News in brief

THE Poppy Appeal in Ponteland, Heddon and surrounding areas, has raised £16,000 – with money still coming in.

Organiser Keith Hotchkiss expressed his thanks to all those who worked hard to achieve the excellent total.

HEXHAM goods yard stables and the members of Hexham Civic Society who attempted to save them in the face of redevelopment are featured in BBC One’s Restoring England's Heritage on Thursday, December 5, at 7.30pm.

The stables have been dismantled and transferred to Beamish museum, making way for the new Homebase superstore now under construction.

PRUDHOE Castle fell to thieves last week when they stole the courtyard gates.

The 4ft by 4ft iron gates were removed from their fixings in the castle’s inner compound between Friday, November 22 and Thursday, November 28.

BELLINGHAM’S Carriages Tearoom at the Heritage Centre, made from old railway carriages, has been shortlisted in the Northumberland National Park “Exceptional Visitor Experience” category.

The award winners were due to be announced last night.

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