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Saturday, 18 April 2015

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News at a glance

TV spotlight for The Pennine Way

THE first of a four-part BBC documentary series about the 50-year-old Pennine Way will be broadcast tonight.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Minsteracres: Charity’s £500,000 fund-raising drive

hxretreat A £500,000 fund-raising appeal is being launched to bring a faded 1960s place of retreat and prayer into the 21st century.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Tynedale hospice comes of age and raises £4,000

A GALA dinner that marked the 21st anniversary of Tynedale Hospice at Home also raised just over £4,000 for the charity.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Haltwhistle: Residents raise £900 to keep town lit up

HALTWHISTLE residents have raised more than £900 to help safeguard the future of the town’s Christmas lighting display.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Tynedale looks to the skies

hxospreyflight ALL eyes are on the skies in Tynedale for the return of two of the district’s most beautiful but deadly visitors.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Sue holds auditions for Fringe

OVINGTON playwright Sue Saunders is looking for budding young thespians for a play going to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Students set the benchmark by making their voices heard

hxbenchmark A GROUP of students at Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School are working hard to ensure the views of their peers are heard.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Haltwhistle village notes

THE bowling green opens for the season tomorrow (Saturday, April 11). This year, in an attempt to increase membership, the club is providing taster sessions at 6pm on Tuesday (weather permitting), throughout the summer, when anyone interested can try the sport at no cost or obligation, with all equipment provided.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Riding Mill village notes

I HOPE all readers enjoyed their Easter break. For the first time in weeks, the wind was replaced with sunshine and warm weather and the spring flowers, especially the daffodils, really did symbolise rebirth and new beginnings.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Ovington village notes

ON Saturday, April 18, there will be a race night in Ovington Social Club. Doors open at 7pm and the first race starts at 7.30pm prompt.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Wylam village notes

ON Sunday, April 12, and Sunday, April 26 (2pm-4pm), volunteer sessions for Wylam Community Orchard (note change of time) will be held at Wylam First School.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Stocks-field village notes

THE next parish council meeting is on Monday, at 7.30pm, in the community centre. Residents are welcome to attend and public participation is always included on the agenda.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Slaley village notes

THE weather over Easter was so fantastic that this correspondent spent it outdoors – so apologies for a rather short set of notes.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Humshaugh village notes

HUMSHAUGH Cricket Club members will be calling on you tonight to collect items for their jumble sale in the village hall tomorrow. They will accept just about anything.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Upper North Tyne village notes

ON Sunday, at 6pm, St Aidan’s (Thorneyburn), would like to welcome you to a special choral evensong with Antiphon choir. Refreshments will be provided after the service and all are welcome.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Allen Valley village notes

THERE’S an exhibition at Allendale Forge Studios featuring the Durham artist Linda Mumba and its title is Land and Sea. It will run throughout this month, from 9am until 5pm every day.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Corbridge village notes

THE Corbridge film season comes to an end on Sunday in the parish hall with the showing of It’s all lost, starring Robert Redford. Doors open at 7pm, with the film starting at 7.30pm.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Hexhamshire village notes

TOMORROW evening (Saturday, April 11), there will be a twilight gathering at the Dukesfield Arches. Everyone is welcome to come along, especially children, to hear storytelling by candlelight.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Matfen village notes

THE annual general meeting of Matfen Village Hall Committee will be held in the village hall at 7pm on Tuesday, April 21.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Horsley village notes

AT THE end of March when the village litter pick was due to start it was severely hampered by the wind, rain and hail, which in turn naturally deterred some residents from the task at hand.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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