Published at 09:12, Monday, 30 April 2012
MEMBERS of the Tyne Rivers Trust got a sneak preview of the highly rated film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen in Hexham before its official launch last week.
Around 160 supporters of the trust met for a reception in Prospect House before moving to the Forum cinema for a preview of the film, which stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.
The film tells the story of a fisheries expert who is approached by a consultant to help realise a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert.
The author of the book on which the film is based, Barrasford's Paul Torday, rose from his sick bed to attend the preview and was made the trust’s life patron.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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.