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Saturday, 19 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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Crowd welcomes return of quartet

THERE was another full house at The Hearth, Horsley, last Friday for a return visit – their third – by Djangologie.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Slaley pupils serve up a slice of Victorian era

hxtea A LITTLE bit of Dickens came to Slaley last week as school pupils transported guests back in time for tea.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Former vicar (78) mourned

A FORMER vicar of both Prudhoe and Falstone has died at the age of 78.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Ovingham village notes

TOMORROW a village litter pick will take place in Ovingham.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Wylam village notes

TODAY and tomorrow Jemms performance company presents “The Wedding Singer”, an energetic 80s musical comedy based on the film of the same name, at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Ovington village notes

ON Saturday, April 12, Ovington Social Club will be holding one of its popular race nights, with the first race starting at 7.30pm prompt.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Heddon village notes

BREWERS in the North-East say it’s time to start celebrating the region’s beer.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Amy’s on song to raise cash for cancer appeal

Hxamyr TALENTED Amy Ridley is hoping her music will strike a double chord – as she bids to make it through to the finals of a national singing contest and as she tries to raise money for a young cancer sufferer.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Plans for surgery

THE disused former Burn Brae doctors’ surgery in Hencotes, Hexham. could be converted into flats.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Prudhoe West head takes final assembly

hxprudwesthead AFTER almost three decades at the helm of one of the county’s top performing schools, headteacher Alan Keenleyside is stepping down from his post.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Book your place on new group

A NEW book group for the visually impaired is being setup in Ponteland.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Ofsted praises new primary

hxhenofsted PUPILS at one of Tynedale’s newest primary schools are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Talented youngsters delight the judges at

hxned THE Hexham audience that gave the seven-year-old violinist a standing ovation on Saturday night had no doubt whatsoever: they would be hearing a lot more of little Leia Zhu.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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School appoints new headteacher

A NEW headteacher has been appointed to take over both Hexham Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Whirlwind romance lasts 50 years

Hxwedostle FOLLOWING a whirlwind romance in the summer of 1963, John and Margaret Ostle tied the knot – and now they’re celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Hotel looks close to home for its staff and suppliers

hxcrewe BLANCHLAND’S historic hotel is reopening with a host of local faces on hand to help out.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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