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Thursday, 28 May 2015

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News in brief

THE A69 was closed for two hours on Sunday after a car driven by a 63-year-old man came off the road at Heddon-on-the-Wall.

The driver was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment following the incident, which happened shortly after midday.

YOUNGSTERS hoping to go to the circus in Hexham this weekend will be disappointed.

For Paulo’s Circus has called off its proposed visit to Hexham Racecourse, blaming the heavy rain.

A spokesman said: “We would not want to cause any damage to the ground,when entering or leaving with the show.

“We do apologise to all the shops that have displayed our posters and to the people of Hexham

“We do plan a visit later on in the year when the weather gets better.”

TYNEDALE’S greenest hotel, the Battlesteads at Wark, is planning to go even greener.

The popular hostelry, which has won numerous awards for the environmentally friendly way in which it operates, grows its own vegetables – and it now plans to harvest its own electricity.

Landlord Richard Slade has submitted a planning application for a battery of 36 photo voltaic panels to be mounted on an automatic solar tracking system at the hotel.