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.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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PLANS for a £1.5 million leisure pool complex featuring a wave machine and water slide were unveiled for Prudhoe.
To be built on land known as the Sui, the complex was to feature a cafe and fitness suite, plus a replacement bowling green for the one which was to be lost at Oakfield Park due to the development of a new Co-op store.
There were also hopes that a sports hall, incorporating facilities for five-a-side football, indoor tennis and badminton, could be added in the future.