Published at 09:44, Wednesday, 07 November 2012
CANOEISTS took over Hexham’s Tyne Green at the weekend as the annual Tyne Tour event once again pulled in the crowds.
Hardly a blade of grass could be seen on the riverside as it was covered by tents, around 1,000 canoeists contributing to making it the largest participation canoeing event in Europe. Paddlers from across the country headed to the Tyne Valley to join like-minded sports people on the River Tyne over three days in the Hexham Canoe Club-organised event.
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This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.