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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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News at a glance

Singing the praises of the Courant

hxPlummers28ct HEXHAM Abbey rang with song on Sunday as the Hexham Courant celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Elves work their magic in clean-up

hxElves28ct BELLINGHAM has been invaded by elves – and they didn’t come empty handed.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

‘Pothole repairs are short term plaster’

COLD water has been poured on claims by Northumberland County Council that it has lived up to its pledge to clear the county’s backlog of pothole repairs.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham charity saves city leisure facilities from closure

THE formal takeover of prime leisure facilities in the centre of Newcastle by a Hexham business has been confirmed.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Corbridge solar farm will see light of day despite strong objections

DESPITE strong objections from Corbridge Parish Council, permission has been granted for a one and a quarter acre solar farm on the outskirts of Corbridge.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Wark's ‘Dr Fish’ retires after over 30 years

WARK residents will be seeing a lot more of ‘Dr Fish’ on the banks of the River North Tyne from now on.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Haltwhistle pitches four options for new football facilities

COUNCILLORS in Haltwhistle have drawn up a four-point plan to address the town’s desperate need for improved football facilities.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham’s free parking puts squeeze on spaces

hxParking28ct FOR many motorists, Hexham’s free parking dream is turning into a nightmare.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Talks on one-way option for Haltwhistle

A ONE-way traffic system in Haltwhistle town centre has moved a step closer after councillors opted to explore the idea further.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Homebase under fire for breaking planning terms at Hexham store

THE owners of Hexham’s Homebase store are facing enforcement action after a series of breaches of planning consent.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Questions over planning u-turn

ENRAGED objectors to an approved development on Stocksfield’s green belt are considering taking the decision to a judicial review.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Jobs boost as Otterburn hotels are set to re-open

A DOUBLE jobs boost is set to breathe new life into the ‘ghost village’ of Otterburn.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Medical centre site earmarked for Prudhoe police base

A MEDICAL centre in Prudhoe has been earmarked as ‘top of the charts’ to replace the town’s police station.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Grave concerns over ambulance delays

THE North East Ambulance Service has been heavily criticised for “scandalous” delays after people were left waiting for urgent treatment in three separate incidents in Tynedale.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Prudhoe High School governing body resigns

Prudhoe High School THE entire governing body of Prudhoe High School has quit following a second unsatisfactory Ofsted report.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Horsley village notes

BY the time these notes are read, residents of Horsley will have witnessed the effect the closure of Ovingham Bridge has had on traffic levels

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Ovingham village notes

THE next monthly meeting for the Ovingham Women’s Institute will be held in the reading room at 7.30pm on Monday, July 14, when the talk by speaker Martin Tuckwell will be entitled Because I Am A Girl.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Redesdale village notes

AFTER a short break, the next of the popular fund-raising quizzes at Otterburn Castle hotel will be held next Wednesday, July 9, starting at 8pm.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Bardon Mill village notes

MY apologies for the lack of a Bardon Mill column last week. We were cruising round the Baltic states and learning that all the information we were taught in school about the importance of the Hanseatic League to our local economy in past times really did mean something.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Wark village notes

PERHAPS this wasn’t the best idea, but I’ve had a peek at the long-term weather forecast and it looks like we might get a shower or two tomorrow, the day of Wark fete.

Last updated 10 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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