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Friday, 27 February 2015

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News at a glance

Hexham: Feathers ruffled by £50 bird seed costs

THERE were twitters of alarm at Monday’s meeting of Hexham Town Council when it was revealed that the council had spent over £50 on bird food during January.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Engineers make school pit stop

HEXHAM Middle School proved an unlikely pit stop for a team of car experts striving to break the world land speed record.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Corbridge: Karate kids go the extra mile

hxkaratekids CORBRIDGE karate kids are using their fighting spirit to make a difference in the community.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Young people to be honoured at awards

THE HARD-EARNED achievements of Tynedale’s young people will be honoured this Friday as the annual Northumberland’s Finest Awards get underway.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Changes to A-levels causing confusion, says Hexham school head

DESPITE its financial problems, Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School is among the best-performing schools in the region, according to its head of school Andy Byers.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: Kayakers splash out for Bipolar UK

hxchloeglen MORE than £1,000 has been raised for a mental health charity in honour of a popular Hexham Canoe Club member.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Families fight to save a vital children’s service in Ponteland

hxsurestart FAMILIES are fighting to save a Ponteland children’s service threatened by budget cuts.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Haltwhistle: Toilet takeover sparks anger

TOWN councillors in Haltwhistle say they will only get involved with the running of public toilets if Northumberland County Council stops “double charging” council tax payers for cemeteries county wide.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Otterburn: Warning over army exercise

OTTERBURN residents are being warned to expect a noisy month as 2,000 soldiers are stationed there in its largest training exercise for four years.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: News in brief

HIGHWAY bosses could be called out to investigate a “dangerous” stretch of the A69 at Bardon Mill and Henshaw.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Park facelift sparks increase in charges

PRUDHOE Town Council has agreed to increase its precept for the financial year ahead by almost £30,000.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

We’ll provide the boost small firms need

TODAY the Hexham Courant is launching an initiative to promote the growth of small businesses.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: MP calls for fair education

A LIFELINE should be thrown to Tynedale’s cash-strapped schools this spring to end decades of injustice, according to Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Rob and Bella aim high for charity abseil

hxroba A HEXHAM man who was born blind is planning on scaling new heights in the name of charity with his best friend at his side.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: Unemployment hits 10-year low

UNEMPLOYMENT in Tynedale is at a 10 year low, as the district bounces back from the recession.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Haltwhistle: Council looks at new base for youth group

COUNCILLORS in Haltwhistle have been warned they will “end up on a rollercoaster” if they take over the running of a former care home as a new base for the town’s fast growing youth project.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: Lee fights for Green Party votes

SECONDARY school teacher Lee Williscroft-Ferris will fight the Hexham seat for the Green Party at the General Election in May.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Allenheads: Major search for duo stuck in snowdrifts

A MAJOR search involving police and two helicopters was launched on Thursday when two men were trapped overnight in snowdrifts at Allenheads.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: Leisure charity forges partnership

WHILE no longer responsible for the running of leisure facilities in Tynedale, a Hexham-based leisure charity looks set to grow.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Prudhoe: Methodist chapel closes

AFTER serving its congregation for over 140 years, Prudhoe’s Ebenezer Chapel held its final service of worship on Sunday, January 25.

Last updated 10 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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