Hexham's Sunday parking charges scrapped
Published at 08:09, Monday, 12 November 2012
CHARGES for parking in Hexham on Sundays are set to be scrapped.
The Liberal Democrat-run Northumberland County Council is proposing to lift the long-standing charge on the Sabbath to ease the burden on hard-pressed motorists.
In a U-turn by the executive, car park charges would also be frozen, rather than being increased as originally proposed, in a bid to ensure that Hexham and the county’s other market towns do not see a drop in visitors or a drop in trade.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.