Published at 07:40, Wednesday, 30 January 2013
TWO teenage rugby players passed the test to earn a place in the North of England U18 representative final squad of 22.
Prudhoe’s Sean Brown and Stocksfield’s Nick Cairns impressed in a trial game with Newcastle Falcons Academy, despite the team losing 21-8.
Brown, a current Falcons Academy member, and Cairns, who plays for Tynedale Colts, will line up against Midlands in the opening divisional match on Sunday, weather permitting.
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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.