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Monday, 26 January 2015

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News at a glance

Haltwhistle: Green light for Greenholme plan

DESPITE some misgivings, consent has finally been given for the former Greenholme care home site at Haltwhistle to be turned into a housing estate.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Corbridge: Boxing Day hunt brings out the crowds

Hxboxhunt14 TYNEDALE Hunt riders of all ages once again descended on Corbridge for the popular Boxing Day meeting.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Council must get on its bike and map out cycle plan – MP

HEXHAM’S MP Guy Opperman is calling for the creation of cycle lanes in Hexham and Ponteland in a bid to get more people on their bikes.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Little Bavington: Safety breaches at quarry led to worker’s death

FINES and costs totalling almost a quarter of a million pounds have been levied in the wake of a fatal accident at a Tynedale quarry.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Corbridge: Mary marks her special birthday

CENTENARIAN great-grandmother Mary Hornsby (pictured) could probably put her longevity down to a life well lived and the fact it has been spent in the heart of her community.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Tynedale: Corbridge chemist came to the aid of German deputy

hxtedbean HE served his country during the Second World War – and even came to the aid of Germany’s wounded deputy leader Rudolf Hess.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Ponteland: CCTV mooted to deter youth crime

PONTELAND Town Council is considering the possibility of installing CCTV cameras in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour by local teenagers in the village.

Last updated 6 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Gearing up for work on new bus station

AFTER decades in the planning, preliminary work will begin next week on Hexham’s new bus station.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Falstone: Isos tenants are fired up after being left in the cold

IT was a blue Christmas for residents of six properties in Hawkhope Hill at Falstone.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Historic research in Wylam unearths incredible tale of sacrifice and bravery

hxkimvan AS the new year is jubilantly rung in and 2014 ushered out, many people will find time to reflect on the year gone – the triumphs, losses and lessons learnt.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Tynedale: Web surfers will use the speed of light

50071794H000 THIN strands of glass in thick underground cables that carry data via the reflection of light beams is the clever science behind the high speed fibre optic broadband network being rolled out across Tynedale.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Thumbs down for house at Oakwood

“We don’t want any more houses in Oakwood” – that was the blunt message to planners from Sandhoe Parish Council.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Ovingham: Costume party for chatterers

50071810H000 ELVES and fairies delivered some cheer to the chatterers of Ovingham just before Christmas.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Hexham: Students set for trip of a lifetime

SIXTH formers will spend a fortnight living with Tibetan Monks early in the New Year when they visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Southern India.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Ponteland: Fireworks get more than terminally ill

PLEAS for grant aid left Ponteland town councillors divided over how to support a charity for the terminally ill.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Hexham: Poppy display is lasting tribute to WW1 heroes

hxpopps STANDING sentinel over cratered wastelands bled dry of all life, the gently nodding head of the humble scarlet corn poppy has become an icon, instilled with a heartrending poignancy.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Haltwhistle: Couple pledge to deliver the news

A SHOP merry-go-round is set to pave the way for a new mobile newspaper delivery service in Haltwhistle.

Last updated 6 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: MP seeks assurances on gritting operations

hxOaklands01ct FEARS raised by Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman about Northumberland County Council’s readiness for a bad winter have brought an icy response from County Hall.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Hexham: Cold head is worthwhile

A SIXTH form student from Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School has had his head shaved to help raise funds for a volunteering trip abroad.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Ovington village notes

OVINGTON Social Club will be hosting a New Year’s eve party.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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