WHILE a huge fan of the Olympics in general, the track and field events are always the ones that I really get in to.
So when I was presented with the opportunity to witness top athletes with real Olympics potential at Hexham, it was too good an offer to refuse.
The chance came about, of course, with the hosting of the annual... [more]
Published: July 28, 2011
HOW fantastic it is to hear that Hexham lad Tim Calder will represent the UK at an international tetrathlon event.
Well, just to learn about tetrathlon was a nice little surprise in itself.
For those who don’t know what tetrahlon is (don’t worry, many don’t), it comprises the four separate activities of... [more]
Published: July 21, 2011
DRIVING through the Tyne Valley at 9am on Saturday morning, I was quite shocked, but humbled, with what I witnessed.
For while I was bleary eyed and fighting off a slumber of sleep, I saw members of the local cricketing fraternity already in action, preparing their ground for that afternoon’s match.
And they were not just... [more]
Published: July 14, 2011
AS you flick through this week’s Hexham Courant (buy it, it is a cracking read), you may well be baffled to find a photograph of a bull on the sports page.
As bizarre as it seems, the reason for the wacky image was that former Olympian Steve Cram had chosen to launch the Kielder 10k at Hexham Marts because the run will be held around... [more]
Published: July 7, 2011
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.