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Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Support for arts service

A PIONEERING arts service based in Haltwhistle has been given a £28,000 pat on the back from Arts Council England.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Stocksfield: Going hungry in action to stop climate change

hxhunger WORSHIPPERS from Stocksfield were among many churchgoers from across the North-East who joined in praying and taking action for Christian Aid’s Hunger For Justice weekend.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Hallowee’en high jinks

CREATURES of the night will be on the prowl in Bellingham tomorrow, when the village’s Camping Club site at Brownrigg hosts a Hallowe’en spectacular.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Bardon Mill: All hail the conkering heroes

hxconkkids BARDON Mill’s village green was awash with conkers as the autumn sun beamed down from above on Saturday.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Pupils get tied up for Young Minds

YOUNGSTERS in Ponteland have been sticking their necks out to support campaign to help those affected by mental health.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Tynedale: Get your skates on for Hallowe’en

GHOULISH girls and boys will be getting their skates on this half term.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Bringing in the harvest

STUDENTS at Haltwhistle Community Campus have harvested a bumper haul of produce for those in need.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Bid for Indian takeaway curries favour

DESPITE an argy bhaji being kicked up by neighbours, plans for an Indian takeaway in Hexham’s Battle Hill have been approved.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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‘Tough guy’ image hid the truth about charming family man

Hxjemmajc A DEDICATED father, a funny and charming man and the kind of person who would go out of his way to help anyone.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Demand for food help

THERE was an increase of 53 families turning to the West Northumberland Food Bank for the first time to put food on their tables over the summer.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Ponteland opera singer takes to the stage at the Queen’s Hall

PONTELAND opera singer Jon Stainsby returns to the region tomorrow to perform in Mozart’s The Magic Flute when professional touring opera company, Young Opera Venture, visits the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Interest mushrooms in rarefungus discovery

NO, it’s not a sea anemone – this exotic creature (pictured left) is an extremely rare violet coral fungus, found on National Trust land near Steel Rigg on the Roman Wall.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Hexham: Queen’s Hall goes back to the 60s

THE glorious sounds of the 60s will flood the Queen’s Hall in Hexham with nostalgia next week.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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At last – it’s decision time for bus station

A FINAL recommendation on the future of Hexham bus station is likely to be made by Northumberland County Council’s policy board on November 27.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Shadow minister lost in Hexham

hxCreagh43ct SHADOW Transport Secretary Mary Creagh has been accused of getting her knickers in a twist after apparently confusing Hexham with Berwick.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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A68 closed after crash

A SECTION of the A68 was closed following a collision between a van and car on Monday morning.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Wylam: Development mooted at former dairy farm

A DEVELOPMENT of more than 30 homes could be built on the site of a former dairy farm in Wylam.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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‘Granny Annie’ backs ten-year cycle plan

VETERAN Stocksfield councillor Anne Dale is getting on her bike to promote a new drive for healthier living in Northumberland.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Artist survives a brush with death

hxislandart ARTIST Michelle Milburn is living proof that miracles do happen. Three years ago, she was given two to three months to live, without treatment, or maybe nine months with treatment.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Humshaugh: Recipe for success is all stitched up

hxstitchedup THEY are the strangest two ingredients I have ever seen blended into one book. Needlepoint and soup? Really?

Last updated 29 October 2014
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