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Monday, 26 January 2015

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News at a glance

Job cuts likely as Hexham schools tackled £279,000 deficit

QEHS JOB losses and pay cuts are on the way as two Hexham schools fight to plug a £279,000 black hole in their finances.

Last updated 23 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Wildlife video camera stolen at Allen Banks

A WILDLIFE camera that only days ago captured the first video footage of a family of otters at Allen Banks has been stolen.

Last updated 23 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexhamshire: District’s jolliest landlord brewed Courant 150 beer

hxbrooker TYNEDALE’S jolliest landlord, known for his infectious bellow of a laugh and his fine ales, has died suddenly at the age of 67.

Last updated 21 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

‘Outstanding’ Prudhoe GP surgery gets clean bill of health

50072459H000 PRUDHOE Medical Group has dedicated its ‘outstanding’ rating to one of the surgery’s much loved doctors who recently passed away.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

400 homes mapped out for Prudhoe hospital grounds

A MAMMOTH development of more than 400 new homes could soon be built in the grounds of the former Prudhoe Hospital.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham pet shop’s closure blamed on national retailer

50072467H000 A STALWART of Hexham’s high street for more than 20 years is being forced to shut up shop amid pressure from a national retailer.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tragedy of our radiant little girl

hxFreyaMum03ct SKIPPING to meet her friends, full of smiles and stories about Santa, Freya Gumbley was ‘radiant’ on her first day back to school after the Christmas holidays.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Apologies after OAP ambulance wait ordeal

hxnewhall03 AMBULANCE chiefs have apologised for leaving a man in his seventies lying in the cold for almost an hour and a half after he suffered a fall in Stocksfield.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Cut price hotel up for auction

A HOTEL put up for sale for £2m a few months ago, is now going under the hammer, with a reserve of only £300,000.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Another Hexham shop set to close

ANOTHER large shop premises in Hexham is to be left empty.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

New primary school on road to recovery

hxOppoWhitfield03ct A HEAVILY criticised primary school is on the road to recovery, according to its new headteacher.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Swimmers asked to go to lengths for charity

50072313H000 SWIMMERS who helped raise more than £5,000 for Marie Curie by taking part in the 2013 Swimathon at Hexham’s Wentworth Leisure Centre are being urged to do it all again.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Valuable paintings stolen from gallery

hxpaintings ALMOST £7,000 worth of paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries have been stolen during a burglary at a Hexham art gallery.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: £70m Cramlington hospital is blueprint for change

hxevans NORTHUMBERLAND is now at the forefront of emergency healthcare in Britain.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Town keeps precept low

hxrobsonterry DESPITE fears that hidden cuts being imposed by Northumberland County Council could hit the town hard, Hexham Town Council is only imposing a modest rise it its parish precept for the year ahead.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Prudhoe: Vehicle access gets green light

DESPITE fears it could set a precedent, Northumberland County Council’s west area planning committee has granted consent for a new access on to Prudhoe’s busy Moor Road.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: Plastic-free pledge raises environmental awareness

hxplastic IF your ‘Dry January’ has already got a bit wet, then why not try this Tynedale couple’s alternative New Year’s resolution?

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

New Ridley: Development delayed until summer

WORK on a controversial housing development in Stocksfield has been delayed until the summer due to the relocation of an overhead power cable.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

It’s the end of an era for the Good Life

hxAllotment03ct AFTER 30 years as chairman of the local allotments, a dedicated volunteer has earned a Good rest.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: Call for council tax rise to be scrapped

hxcounpjack TORY councillors are calling for the proposed 1.99 per cent rise in council tax bills across Northumberland to be scrapped.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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