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Friday, 31 October 2014

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News at a glance

Allendale: Community plan unveiled for first school site

MOVES are afoot to secure the future of the former Allendale First School.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Slaley: Poor parkers face ‘ticket’ protest

DRIVERS in Slaley could soon be publicly shamed for their poor parking.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Haydon Bridge: Mary worked on farms from age of 14

hxMaryEmm42ct MARY Emmerson was just 14 when she moved away from her family at Hedley-on-the-Hill to work as a ‘servant lass’ on farms over the Durham border.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Tynedale: Homes targeted by thieves

POLICE in East Tynedale are investigating three burglaries to sheds and garages within the last week.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Prudhoe: Snakes alive, it’s an art attack!

hxprincesnake THE EPONYMOUS “snake” of Prudhoe’s Adderlane First School has shed its skin after a team of young volunteers got busy with their paintbrushes.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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News in brief

A HUNGRY heron was blamed for filching goldfish from a garden pond at Slaley – until a wet jug was found at the side of the pool.

Last updated 22 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Prudhoe: Scarecrow competition launched

SCHOOLS and community groups in Prudhoe are getting creative this week as the town gears up for its annual scarecrow competition.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Allendale: Stars line up for new folk festival

hxpipers A STAR line-up of folk musicians made the hills of the Allen Valleys come alive with the sound of music at the weekend.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Tynedale: Fury at rise in leisure centre charges

REGULAR users of Tynedale’s top leisure facilities are fit to bust.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Hexham Abbey visitor centre opens its doors

Hexham Abbey visitor centre THE new £3m Hexham Abbey visitor centre officially opened its doors this week.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Henshaw; Parish renews calls to lower A69 speed limit

COUNCILLORS have renewed calls for safety improvements on the A69 at Bardon Mill and Henshaw following reports of a man “running for his life” to cross the busy road.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Nenthead: Mine shaft could be death trap for hikers

Hxminew2 WALKERS using one of Tynedale’s most popular moorland trails are just feet away from deadly danger.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Hexham: HM Customs seize vehicle

HM Revenue & Customs officials seized a vehicle at Hexham Auction Mart on Tuesday, following suspicions it was being run on duty free red diesel.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Haltwhistle: Tune up for Remembrance

THE call has gone out for a bugler to perform at this year’s Remembrance Sunday service in Haltwhistle.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Hexham: Leap of faith

hxsalmontyne WHILE the heavy rains of the weekend were not welcomed by all, the rise in the level of the River Tyne created the perfect conditions for salmon and sea trout to head for their spawning grounds in the headwaters of the Tyne system.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Ambridge or Prudhoe? – It’s a moving storyline for Archers

PRUDHOE could soon be home to the country’s best loved radio soap families.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Corbridge gardeners reap the rewards of hard work

hxcorflowers JUST a year after a complex of flats for senior citizens was completed in Corbridge, the combined efforts of residents to improve the outdoor space has been recognised with an award.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Ponteland: Talks help to keep college riding high

TWO interesting talks will be held at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall near Ponteland over the next few weeks.

Last updated 15 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Planing applications: October 10, 2104

THE following applications for planning consent have been lodged with Northumberland County Council’s west area planning team.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Matfen village notes

MANY people were very sad to hear that Mark Nash-Williams and his wife, Bar, will be leaving the parish shortly and moving on to pastures new – in this case to Alston later in October.

Last updated 15 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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