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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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News at a glance

Rescue deal for Beales store in Hexham

hxBeales14ct HEXHAM department store Beales has been hauled back from the brink by a massive financial bail-out.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Corbridge search continues as fears grow for missing pensioner

Thomas Diggle THE distraught daughter of a pensioner missing from his Corbridge home for two weeks is clinging to the hope that her father will be found safe and well.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Hexhamshire village notes

TODAY, the Shire Walkers stride forth on their monthly foray up and down the byways and footpaths of the beautiful Shire.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Quick-thinking David dials up a 999 award for bravery

Hxfiredixon A HERO fireman who crawled into a burning building to save a pensioner’s life has been honoured for his bravery.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Funding fears over Sill project

THE future of the prestigious Sill project on the Roman Wall near Bardon Mill could be under threat.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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News in brief

THE A69 was closed for two hours on Sunday after a car driven by a 63-year-old man came off the road at Heddon-on-the-Wall.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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A MOTORIST had to be cut free from her car after a crash in Ponteland on Tuesday.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Shop closes its doors

ONE of Hexham’s best known businesses has closed down unexpectedly.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Decision due on Hadrian bus

AN announcement over the future of the Hadrian’s Wall tourist bus is expected later today.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Mother’s Day sign is the toast of the internet

hxbinbottle A QUIRKY notice outside a Hexham off-licence has proved the mother of all hits on the internet.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Rally is a fine vintage

MORE than 100 pre-war cars will be trundling through Tynedale tomorrow as they tackle the Flying Scotsman Rally.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Rural school marks end of an era

hxhumsretire POPULAR Angela Steele was given a good send off as she brought 37 years in teaching to an end this week.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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THE following applications for planning consent have been lodged with Northumberland County Council’s west area planning team.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Debate asks ‘are Human Rights a luxury?’

IF you thought that under British law you could not to be imprisoned without charge and trial, you would be wrong.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Kielder is ‘outstanding’

hxkielderofsted IN less than two years, the standards at Kielder First School have gone from satisfactory to outstanding.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Slaley village notes

ON a foggy wet Saturday afternoon, a select group made their way to the Commemoration Hall and were cheered by the sight of Nigel in an array of wigs, winding up a bingo machine about the size of one of his hands and chasing a number of fingernail-sized balls around the table.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Greenhead village notes

THERE was an excellent turnout of local residents for the public meeting in Greenhead to help prepare a new Local Development Strategy for the next five years in the Northumberland Uplands.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Redesdale village notes

THE award of a substantial grant from the Big Lottery Fund, together with some local fund-raising, will enable new play equipment to be installed at Otterburn’s children’s play area.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Riding Mill village notes

THE last Lent Soup lunch for 2014 will take place in the parish hall Supper Room on Wednesday, April 9, from noon until 2pm, and will be followed by a Lent meeting entitled “The Passion remembered through music” in the Church Cottage from 2pm until 3pm.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Haltwhistle village notes

BOOKINGS for the 2014 Haltwhistle Spring Walking Festival, from Saturday, April 26, until Monday, May 5, are well under way. There are places on most walks, but initial bookings are very good, so don’t delay if you want to avoid disappointment. Go to http://www.haltwhistlewalkingfestival.org for more details.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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