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Saturday, 22 November 2014

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News at a glance

Stocksfield: Rower attempts world record for Scout hut

A ROWER from Stocksfield is preparing to begin a transatlantic world record attempt to raise funds for the Scout hut he attended as a boy.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Festive appeal wraps up

KIND-HEARTED Tynedale residents have until Tuesday to drop-off shoe boxes full of goodies for underprivileged children across the world.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Wylam: Foul play leads to ban on dogs

DOGS have been banned from a popular Wylam spot – which houses a poppy display commemorating the outbreak of World War One – after their owners failed to clean up their act.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Corbridge: Top class dementia friends

hxdement OVER 175 students at Corbridge Middle School have received training to become dementia friends as part of a community push to become Northumberland’s first dementia friendly village.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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School cook Alice (98) is mourned

hxaliceobit ONE of Stocksfield’s oldest residents has died aged 98.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Bee keeping expert and author was honoured by the Queen

hxweightmanobit A STALWART of Tyne Valley country life and one of the country’s foremost beekeeping experts has died at the age of 85.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Tynedale: Affordable homes curb to hit low paid

LOW wage earners could be crippled in their attempts to get on Tynedale’s ‘hot spot’ property ladder if a controversial change to planning laws goes through, minister Eric Pickles has been warned.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Minister forecasts a sunrise for UK’s farmers

HxtrussA FARMING and agriculture is a “sunrise industry” with huge amounts of opportunity if farmers are not bound by red tape, according to Environment Secretary Liz Truss.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Hexham: Beautiful idiot brings humour to the trenches

GUY Laing Bradley was a family man and an active member of the Hexham community, who helped bring electricity to the town and shape it in terms of planning matters.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Bellingham village notes

A HUGE thank-you to Tim Taylor and Ian Batey for a fantastic firework display, and to Tim Ellis for organising the delicious bonfire food.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Greenhead village notes

THE farmers’ market on Sunday suspended trading for the Act of Remembrance at the village war memorial which was well-attended and followed by a service in the church.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Ovington village notes

TOMORROW, a race night will be held at Ovington Social Club. The first race starts at 7.30pm prompt so please arrive before this time.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Riding Mill village notes

IT is with great sadness that we start our notes this week mourning the loss of two stalwarts of Riding Mill – Dick Routledge and Fred Downs – both of whom, along with their loved ones, have done so much in the village over many, many, years to make it into the close community it is today.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Upper North Tyne village notes

VARC artist in residence Khosro Adibi is holding an open studio and workshop tomorrow at the artists’ studio, Highgreen, Tarset.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Stocksfield village notes

IT was good to see so many people gathered in the sunshine at the war memorial for the Remembrance Day service last Sunday.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Wark village notes

THE town hall was packed to the gunnels for the French Canadian band Bon Débarras last Friday.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Acomb

ALL eight to 13-year-olds are welcome to attend the youth club at Acomb village hall from 6pm until 7.30pm every Monday.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Heddon village notes

LAST week, the Memorial Park volunteers received the top grade of outstanding from the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your neighbourhood scheme.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Chollerton village notes

DATE for the diary: the Christmas quiz at Barrasford village hall will be on Friday, December 5; all of the usual rounds with a Christmas slant!

Last updated 17 November 2014
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Newbrough village notes

AN INTERESTING calendar is now on sale at the garage at Fourstones. Compiled locally, the calendar has photographs of Newbrough and Fourstones taken in the past and present day. All profits are going to the town hall.

Last updated 17 November 2014
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