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Monday, 25 May 2015

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News in brief

A DRIVER had to be cut free from his car and airlifted to hospital last Thursday after a crash on the A68 near Otterburn.

The 30-year-old from Hartlepool was driving a Ford Mondeo south, near Catcleugh Reservoir, when the vehicle collided with a Vauxhall Vectra travelling in the opposite direction and landed on its roof.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.30pm and after the fire service cut the man free, he was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

He had suspected head and leg injuries but was in a stable condition.

The road remained closed for four hours.

ALTHOUGH they were described as “an absolute eyesore” by former mayor Coun. Rad Hare, Hexham Town Council decided to raise no objections to plans for seven timber pods to be sited at Northumberland National Park Authority’s headquarters at Eastburn in the town.

A RECENTLY formed choir will give its first public performance in Haydon Bridge this weekend.

Positive Vibes, formed by Parkinson’s Disease sufferer Vicki Dillon, of Hexham, will perform at the General Havelock pub on Saturday at 7.30pm.

All proceeds will go towards the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.