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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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News at a glance

Building society staff get on their bikes

WITH British winners of the Tour de France in each of the last two years, the world’s biggest spectator event has never been more popular.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Post-16 transport protests fail

OUTRAGED placard waving parents failed in their bid to persuade Northumberland County Council to scrap free transport for youngsters over 16.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Chollerton village notes

BARRASFORD Scout group is holding a family fun evening tonight from 6pm until 8.30pm.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Acomb village notes

AT ACOMB Methodist Church tomorrow there will be a summer cream tea party in aid of Marie Curie from 2pm until 4.30pm.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Wark village notes

WITH the children and staff of Wark School going off on their holidays this week, I’ve been asked to give you a final update on some of the fund-raising events I reported on a few weeks ago.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Bellingham notes

THE town hall has been transformed into a modern fully functioning building over the past decade or so, but sometimes the committee members must wonder whether they are beating their heads against a brick wall.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Carnival fever floats through Haltwhistle

hxbee THERE’S a special half-hour period before noon on Haltwhistle Carnival day when goosebumps begin to appear on the arms of many.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Bardon Mill village notes

FOR church attendees a reminder that the service at Henshaw church on Sunday will be morning prayer led by Anne Galbraith and not the Book of Common Prayer as advertised in the parish magazine.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Town branches out for charity

hxafricaslide A TECHNICOLOR project is taking root in Prudhoe to raise much-needed funds for an overseas cause.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Hair salon is over the moon

hxgeorgie THE Hexham Courant’s 150th anniversary was the inspiration behind the theme for Haltwhistle’s shop window competition.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Riding Mill village notes

AT THE beginning of the school summer break, we wish the children of Riding Mill Pre School and Broomhaugh First School, and their parents, very happy holidays and safe travelling wherever you may be going.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Stocksfield village notes

PHILIPPA Harpin has asked me to thank everyone who helped with the Stocksfield Scouts’ jumble sale on Saturday, July 5. A fantastic sum of £755.56 has been raised towards the new Scout centre.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Redesdale village notes

THE Pin Point Recruitment junior football league organised a tournament last Sunday at Red House Farm for players aged under 12.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Corbridge village notes

IT’S open garden time in Corbridge this weekend in aid of St Andrew’s Church. Tomorrow and Sunday will see 12 gardens (six per day) open to the public from 2pm until 6pm.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Singing the praises of the Courant

hxPlummers28ct HEXHAM Abbey rang with song on Sunday as the Hexham Courant celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Elves work their magic in clean-up

hxElves28ct BELLINGHAM has been invaded by elves – and they didn’t come empty handed.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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‘Pothole repairs are short term plaster’

COLD water has been poured on claims by Northumberland County Council that it has lived up to its pledge to clear the county’s backlog of pothole repairs.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Hexham charity saves city leisure facilities from closure

THE formal takeover of prime leisure facilities in the centre of Newcastle by a Hexham business has been confirmed.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Corbridge solar farm will see light of day despite strong objections

DESPITE strong objections from Corbridge Parish Council, permission has been granted for a one and a quarter acre solar farm on the outskirts of Corbridge.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Wark's ‘Dr Fish’ retires after over 30 years

WARK residents will be seeing a lot more of ‘Dr Fish’ on the banks of the River North Tyne from now on.

Last updated 17 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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