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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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News at a glance

Prudhoe: Nifty knitters have yarn to tell after leaving town in blaze of colour

hxBombers42ct OPERATING under the cover of darkness a team of guerilla knitters have wrapped their town’s trees with new bright plumage in time for the coming winter months.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Halton Lea Gate: Opencast scheme is postponed

hxOpensigns42ct VILLAGERS have been told they will have to live with the spectre of having a huge opencast site on their doorstep for a further three years.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Tynedale: Reservoirs left high and dry

A SNOW-FREE winter followed by a dry summer has left some of Tynedale’s reservoirs showing their bones.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Bardon Mill: Care home residents told to leave

A CARE home at Bardon Mill which has elderly residents and supports people with learning disabilities is set to close.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Allendale: Film company strikes gold

A FILM maker from Allendale has proved she has the golden touch on the national stage.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Ponteland: Estate will cause gridlock’

PLANS for a massive new housing estate, bigger than many existing villages in Tynedale, have been given the green light.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Ninebanks: Hostel open day

A REMOTE Tynedale youth hostel is opening its doors to the public at the weekend.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Bellingham: Shower is star turn

SHOWERS are not usually welcome on a camping trip, but the operators of a campsite in Bellingham are hoping that the heavens will open in December.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Stonehaugh: Bier halle success

THE transformation of a remote village meeting place into a German beer hall was such a success it’s set to be repeated.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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News in brief

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Corbridge.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Hexham: Jo’s solo display

IN her first major solo exhibition for many years, artist Jo Westgate has unveiled more than 50 new pictures of the Northumberland landscape and domestic interiors that inspire her.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Hexham: Minister prepared for new mission

hxgoodall THE new Methodist Minister at Hexham’s Trinity Church, the Rev. David Goodall, knows all about “being prepared” for his future in the town.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Blanchland: Newly restored hotel voted top of the pubs

AN historic Tynedale hotel has been chosen as the pick of the pubs in a national review.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Kielder: Pupils receive special badges

hxbluepeter THE creation of a wildlife garden has earned children at Kielder First School Blue Peter badges.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Hexham: Bracelets stolen

PANDORA charm bracelets worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a Hexham jewellery shop.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Humshaugh: Matthew vowed to ensure his short life was lived to the full

hxMatthewAir42ct TO the very end of a life blighted by the cruel Duchenne muscular dystrophy disease, Matthew Air was sure of one thing.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Hexham: Top quality of care

THE trust which runs Hexham General Hospital has been praised for the care it provides for cancer patients.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Stocksfield: Gardener committed suicide following arrest

A STOCKSFIELD man had been released by police on a drink-driving charge just minutes before he stood in front of an oncoming train and took his own life, an inquest has heard.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Heddon: County transport rules keep children off school bus

PUPILS from St Andrew’s First School at Heddon-on-the-Wall who were looking forward to moving up to middle school have received a brusque brush off from Northumberland County Council.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Otterburn: Village gets ready for new-look festival

CLAY pigeon shooting and fishing competitions have been mooted for Otterburn as an alternative to a village festival.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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