Published at 07:43, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
FARMERS marketing hoggets in the next few months will be monitoring the exchange rate.
A weak pound may not be good for the economy as a whole, but for the lamb trade it may create a much needed improvement in price, according to Stephen Kirkup who owns a livestock procurement business.
A weaker pound may encourage much needed increased demand for British lamb in Europe.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.