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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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News at a glance

Sixth formers may have to stay at home

SOME sixth formers in Tynedale could be on enforced holiday until October, as confusion reigns over the scrapping of free school transport for over 16s.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Sunflower power

hxFlower34ct IF you’ve got lofty ambitions about winning the Hexham Courant’s annual sunflower contest, then it’s time to get the tape measure out.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Students are record breakers

hxGCSE34ct TYNEDALE teenagers have excelled again as the district’s high schools are boasting improved GSCE results.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Lions raise over £38,200

OUTGOING Tynedale Lions Club president Roger Marsh, has had a successful year.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham businesses lay their cards on the table

hx4network THE prospects of a new business network established in Hexham have got to be good, if last Thursday’s meeting was anything to go by!

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Removal of lights puts footbridge in the dark

THE removal of lights from Ovingham Bridge during its refurbishment plunged pedestrians into darkness.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Rogue gamekeepers blamed for decline in hen harriers

Hxhenhrclose THE annual gunfight between conservationists and the shooting industry blew up again in Tynedale last week at the start of the new grouse shooting season.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Artist comes to the rescue

WHEN Alston-based painter Glynnis Carter was left without a venue for her summer exhibition at short notice, fellow artist Jane Willis came to the rescue.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale prepares for Highlights

hxoldbridge IT was good news for the Highlights touring entertainment scheme as it put together this autumn’s programme.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Wildlife group feels excluded from its own squirrel research

hxredsquirrel THE fight to save the iconic red squirrel has descended into an unseemly squabble between two charities.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Poles take the strain as you take a walk to fitness

IT uses 95 per cent of your muscles and burns 40 per cent more calories than your usual perambulations.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Exciting line-up at revived show

hxfosterchampion AMID rumours that Bellingham show was under threat, the community rallied behind it to maintain its long-term future.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Action-packed programme for all ages at Falstone Show

A FORMIDABLE flock of entries and new classes are sure to ensure that this year’s Falstone Border Shepherd’s Show lives up to its long legacy.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Horsley village notes

THIS weekend begins with the Red Dirt Skinners playing their blues and country gig at the Hearth tonight at 7.30pm, preceded by a barbecue from 5.30pm.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Outback is a good choice

RIGHT from the first four-wheel-drive Subaru Estate that I tested, sometime in the 1970s, I have appreciated the logic of such a car.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Haydon Bridge village notes

THE coffee morning at the community centre will commence at the usual time of 10am tomorrow. All welcome.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Allen Valley village notes

WELL, what a great agricultural show, though it wasn’t sunny!

Last updated 27 August 2014
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National glory for everyday riders

hxhighplain A TEAM of amateur riders has shown you do not need affiliated competitions to prove your worth in the saddle.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Bravery beyond call of duty

FACING howling shells, clattering machine guns and vicious barbed wire, the soldiers of the First World War faced conditions unimaginable in the modern world.

Last updated 27 August 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Newbrough village notes

CONGRATULATIONS to the Red Lion on the new Stanegate room and the tea room.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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