WITH the two-week Christmas break now upon us, local football teams are feeling pretty relieved that just two weekends in December were write offs.
And, while the worse weather hit after Christmas last year, it is expected to be significantly milder come the New Year.
The winter of 2010-2011 was horrific, with Wallington FC... [more]
Published: December 22, 2011
NEXT week, the top sporting talent in this country will be celebrated in the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Rightly so, the annual ceremony gets the whole country in a frenzy as they vote for their favourite star in the world of British sporting activity.
With millions of viewers expected to tune... [more]
Published: December 15, 2011
I LOVE my job covering local sport across Tynedale because the district is packed full of determined, dedicated diehards.
And, if any further proof of this was needed, the Tynedale Sports Council Awards highlights the abundant sporting pedigree in the district.
Although I have never had the good fortune of attending an awards... [more]
Published: December 8, 2011
IF I was asked to describe the new football facilities at Dukeshouse Wood, in Hexham, in just one word, then I would plump for ‘wow’!
The set-up there in Fellside is truly remarkable, and it must be up there with the best of the rest across the whole of the North-East, if not even further afield.
When the whole project costs... [more]
Published: December 1, 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.