HOW fantastic was it to hear that Prudhoe athlete Stacey Smith has been chosen to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at senior level?
The young up-and-coming runner will race for her country in the 1500 metres at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris, France, next weekend. And what a brilliant endorsement of... [more] (2 comments)
Published: February 24, 2011
WHAT better way to start my series of weekly online blogs than with the rather unsavoury subject of swearing in sport?
No matter what level it is played at, swearing is a permanent feature on fields across the country, particularly when football and rugby are involved.
Being within clear earshot of a foul-mouthed half-time team talk... [more] (2 comments)
Published: February 17, 2011
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.