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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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‘Tough guy’ image hid the truth about charming family man

Hxjemmajc A DEDICATED father, a funny and charming man and the kind of person who would go out of his way to help anyone.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Demand for food help

THERE was an increase of 53 families turning to the West Northumberland Food Bank for the first time to put food on their tables over the summer.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Ponteland opera singer takes to the stage at the Queen’s Hall

PONTELAND opera singer Jon Stainsby returns to the region tomorrow to perform in Mozart’s The Magic Flute when professional touring opera company, Young Opera Venture, visits the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Interest mushrooms in rarefungus discovery

NO, it’s not a sea anemone – this exotic creature (pictured left) is an extremely rare violet coral fungus, found on National Trust land near Steel Rigg on the Roman Wall.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Queen’s Hall goes back to the 60s

THE glorious sounds of the 60s will flood the Queen’s Hall in Hexham with nostalgia next week.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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At last – it’s decision time for bus station

A FINAL recommendation on the future of Hexham bus station is likely to be made by Northumberland County Council’s policy board on November 27.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Shadow minister lost in Hexham

hxCreagh43ct SHADOW Transport Secretary Mary Creagh has been accused of getting her knickers in a twist after apparently confusing Hexham with Berwick.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

A68 closed after crash

A SECTION of the A68 was closed following a collision between a van and car on Monday morning.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Wylam: Development mooted at former dairy farm

A DEVELOPMENT of more than 30 homes could be built on the site of a former dairy farm in Wylam.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

‘Granny Annie’ backs ten-year cycle plan

VETERAN Stocksfield councillor Anne Dale is getting on her bike to promote a new drive for healthier living in Northumberland.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Artist survives a brush with death

hxislandart ARTIST Michelle Milburn is living proof that miracles do happen. Three years ago, she was given two to three months to live, without treatment, or maybe nine months with treatment.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Humshaugh: Recipe for success is all stitched up

hxstitchedup THEY are the strangest two ingredients I have ever seen blended into one book. Needlepoint and soup? Really?

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Henshaw: Handyman considered

HENSHAW Parish Council is considering taking on a handyman.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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MP’s last-ditch plea to prevent house building on green belt

WITH concrete proposals on massive house building plans for Tynedale due out before Christmas, Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman has issued a final “hands off our green belt” plea.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Haltwhistle:

hxshepherdsmemorial JUST like a line in one of his poems, Nick Short “trot oot ower the fell” to pay a special visit to a unique war memorial which is probably Tynedale’s most remote monument.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Haydon Bridge: No foul play

A DOG fouling bin could be placed next to Haydon Bridge’s football field at Low Hall Park.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Bardon Mill: Women at heart of fund-raising

A COMMUNITY fund-raising scheme is under way to purchase two defibrillators for Bardon Mill.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Allendale: Music season’s dramatic finale

MUSIC in Allendale concluded its season with a welcome return visit from the Fitzwilliam string quartet and pianist Anna Tilbrook, the latter more familiar to audiences here in her role as accompanist to James Gilchrist.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale: County gets fired up over bonfire safety

THE bonfire police are on patrol across Tynedale, ready to remove any accumulations of wood and waste that small boys may have spent the summer gathering.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham: Pilgrim of the county shares his voyage of discovery

WITH more than 40 books and an honorary doctorate to his name, Stan Beckensall is already highly respected in the field of prehistoric rock art and education.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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