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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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News at a glance

Pub plants seeds for a new future for gardening club

hxlion THE first shoots of a new alliance that could prove fruitful for all have blossomed in Horsley.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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County Hall sale to fund £38m Ashington base

THE Labour administration at Northumberland County Council is poised to move closer to its heartlands in the south-east of the county by setting up a new, mini county hall at Ashington – at a cost of £38m.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Horticultural rainbow brightens town

hxjimw THE vibrant pinks and yellows of summer made an appearance through the turbid mist that shrouded the valley last weekend.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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800 line up for the Allendale Challenge

RUNNERS and walkers are lining up for the 25th Allendale Challenge tomorrow.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Couple’s lucky escape from lightning strike

hxRachel14ct A HEAVILY pregnant woman had a lucky escape when her Ridsdale cottage was struck by lightning.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Public receives assurance that trail is in good hands

TYNEDALE’S businesses have been assured that the popular Hadrian’s Wall Path will be ready for the busy visitor season ahead.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Vandals damage historic garden

VANDALS have caused damage costing more than £1,000 in the heart of Hexham.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Mike is gone but not forgotten

hxmikebell DESPITE having a pacemaker and at least two artificial leg joints, Michael Bell strode out with Haltwhistle’s Wednesday Walking Group until just two months before his death at the age of 80.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Getting in the swim for Trust

hxswim WAITROSE staff have served up a generous donation to Josie’s Dragonfly Trust after a year of fund-raising for the Hexham charity.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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New school must be more than bricks and mortar

REASSURANCES that the replacement for troubled Prudhoe High School will not just be an empty shell are being sought by Labour’s prospective Parliamentary candidate for Hexham, Liam Carr.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Eagle fashioned from Roman coins lands at fort museum

hxcoventina A STATUE of an eagle fashioned out of 3,000 melted down Roman coins goes on display at Chesters fort this week, along with some of the nigh-on 2,000-year-old currency that escaped the sculptor’s furnace.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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New group discovers signs of life before the Romans

hxarchaeology A NEW archaeology group surveying the lumpy, bumpy terrain north of Hadrian’s Wall has found signs of what could be an Iron Age or Romano-British settlement.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Dancers are in tune with the stars

hxenergize2 A DANCE group set up by two Prudhoe mums for the benefit of their children has grown into something a bit bigger.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Search is on for acting dragons

IT’S that time of the year when dragons start leaving their lairs, and so it has proved in Prudhoe.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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County vows to preserve riverbank time capsule

hxtimecap A PRECIOUS time capsule buried beneath Ovingham Bridge to mark its 19th century opening will not be disturbed when refurbishment work gets under way in May.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Tynedale Health Walks offer so much more than physical fitness

hxsusanne GETTING out walking was about so much more than regaining just physical fitness for bereft Susanne King.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Partnership hopes to secure its future through flats plan

A SCHEME to create five new flats in Haltwhistle town centre could secure the long term future of a key community organisation.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Rally raises £2,500 for air ambulance

Hxtractioncheq SO many people had fun riding steam engines at last year’s vintage rally in Corbridge that the event’s organisers have been able to hand over £2,500 to the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Acomb village notes

ACOMB Methodist church is holding its monthly coffee morning tomorrow from 10am until 11.30am.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Tenor leads singing workshop

AMERICAN-born counter tenor and master teacher Michael Harper will visit Wylam next month to lead a singing workshop.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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