THE Olympic Flame is coming to Tynedale and, rightly so, there is mass hysteria surrounding its imminent arrival.
It is fantastic to think that we are all going to have the chance to witness it pass through our streets when it goes through Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Hexham and Riding Mill on Saturday, June 16.
It is a once in a... [more]
Published: March 29, 2012
WHEN it comes to footballing talent in Northumberland, Tynedale is flying the flag.
In the finals of the two most prestigious countywide competitions, teams from the district will be represented and both have a fantastic opportunity to clinch the silverware.
Wearside League outfit Prudhoe Town will play Killingworth Sporting in... [more]
Published: March 15, 2012
IT doesn’t happen very often but, when it does, I am in my element and the happiest guy on the planet.
Every once in a while, I get the chance to overindulge in sporting activity over a full weekend and it is, quite simply, brilliant!
This week was a prime example as I had a free weekend, and I more than took in my fair... [more]
Published: March 8, 2012
I KNOW I may be revisiting old ground here, but I am loving the extra coverage youth football in Tynedale is receiving.
Children love to see their name in the paper, while parents and coaches are equally gleeful with the publicity.
All local clubs work extraordinarily hard to promote themselves and develop along the way,... [more]
Published: March 1, 2012
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.