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Messages will spread goodwill to charities

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Overspending at Christmas is tempting, but try to avoid getting into debt. If you are worried about your finances Citizens Advice Northumberland is at hand to help. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Top tips to avoid a debt hangover

Families have been offered expert advice to try to avoid a Christmas debt hangover.

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Holly berries growing in the garden. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

All is in place for creating your wreath

Wreaths and garlands are an essential part of yuletide, and although they are available in different forms, it’s the traditional holly type that best evokes memories of Christmases past for me.

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Dr Lisa Woodhouse addresses Morpeth Rotary Club.

Club members switch on to energy issues

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Ready-cut Christmas trees are already on sale for your festive displays, but remember to treat them with care if you want them to last. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Water’s crucial for a tree-mendous display

Some might think it too early to be choosing a Christmas tree, but they’re out there in the market looking for suitable homes.

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Image of yesteryear, Collingwood Court wins an award

Images of Yesteryear

Residents at Morpeth’s Admiral Collingwood Court were celebrating winning an award 25 years ago, but can you shed any more light on what it was for or who was involved?

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Morpeth Rotarians Tony Stubbs, Alex Swailes, Michael Duffy, Alan Barron (hidden) and Peter Scott at the switching-on of the Tree of Light in Sanderson Arcade.

Throwing light on family tributes this festive season

MORPETH ROTARY CLUB

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A roe doe. Picture by Kevin Murray.

Persistence pays off in field work

Morpeth Camera Club

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Hareshaw Linn, by Glyn Trueman.

Glyn takes top spot in contest

Morpeth Camera Club

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Evergreens provide a safe haven for garden birds, providing shelter and sustenance to help see them through the winter. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

North wind can blow, but trees give shelter

The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow, And what will the robin do then, poor thing? O, he’ll go to the barn, And keep himself warm, He’ll hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

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Morpeth Lions Club member Geoff Bushell and his new wife Lynn are pictured on his prized bike.

Wedding bells ring out for club’s former President

Morpeth Lions Club

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Image of yesteryear, Kirkley Hall new Shepherd's Club

IMAGES OF YESTERYEAR

These handsome chaps were involved in the Kirkley Hall new Shepherd’s Club. Do you recognise them, or remember the club?

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The sun lounge at Stannington Sanatorium, 1926.

Sanatorium stories are brought to light

Morpeth Antiquarian Society

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Transformation with golden shrubs. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Making use of nature’s planting time

The recent cold, wet weather may well have driven you under cover, despite the list of outside jobs pending.

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Callicarpa provides instant colour. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

There’s lots to consider when planting trees

Far from being a quiet time for gardeners, November is the month that hosts National Tree Week, an annual celebration that began in 1975.

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Members of Hepscott WI enjoy a TV quiz.

Competitions and food at relaxing meet

Hepscott WI

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Image of yesteryear, Morpeth RNLI coffee morning at Linden Hall

Images of yesteryear

Morpeth RNLI supporters were brewing up funds for the life-saving charity 25 years ago as they held a coffee morning at Linden Hall, near Longhorsley.

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Tenderness, by Calvin Downes.

Inspiration from near and far

Morpeth Camera Club

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When do you put your decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.
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