MOTORCYCLES speeding around a circular track time after time may not sound appealing to everybody.
But, believe me, an evening watching the speedway is definitely not to be scoffed at.
As part of the competition run with Northumberland’s leading weekly newspaper, Hexham Courant (am I now forgiven for my tightwads... [more]
Published: March 24, 2011
I CAN just see it now: ‘Welcome to Hexham Courant Arena - the home of Prudhoe Town Football Club.’
Well, actually, I can’t because the Courant is full of tightwads (that was just a joke, please don’t sack me), but I do like the idea of it.
The committee at Prudhoe have sent around letters asking local organisations if... [more]
Published: March 17, 2011
IT is promising to see Ponteland United at the top of the Northern Alliance Premier Division after enjoying a fantastic season so far.
But what is less promising is the fact that they will not be taking the step up to the Holy Grail of Northern League football, even if they should clinch the championship.
For the club have not... [more]
Published: March 10, 2011
WHO would ever want to be a referee? It is always their fault, they don’t know the rules of the game and are just there to spoil a decent game of football.
Well, that is what most people would have you believe as the man with the whistle is the easy target, the scapegoat, etc, etc.
This season, there has been uproar at every... [more] (2 comments)
Published: March 3, 2011
This week in... 1968Friday, December 6, 1968...
Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.