Driver airlifted to hospital
Published at 12:28, Thursday, 07 February 2013
A DRIVER was airlifted to hospital on yesterday morning following a crash on the road between Ovingham and Wylam.
Police and the fire brigade were called at around 8am when a Vauxhall Astra and Mitsubishi pick up truck collided on Ovingham Road.
The male driver of the Astra was flown to Newcastle’s RVI for treatment by the Great North Air Ambulance after suffering back pain.
The road was closed between Woodcroft Road in Wylam and Piper Road, in Ovingham, while the vehicles were recovered and oil which spilled on to the road surface was washed off.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.