Last updated at 15:53, Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Saturday's heavy rain may have proved too much for Premiership football at the Stadium of Light, but it failed to dampen the spirits at Bellingham Show which went ahead in spite of downpours.
First published at 11:24, Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.