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Border Terrier.

Fun day for dogs and their families

A family fun day for dogs and their owners will take place at Otterburn on Saturday.

Amelia Lily in American Idiot

REVIEW: Green Day's American Idiot - Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, May 28

American Idiot is a rocking railroad ride that hurtles headlong through every emotion from rage to love - grab a seat, if you dare!

Amelia Lily in American Idiot

Another North East X Factor finalist takes to the stage at Sunderland

Two North East stars are set to rock audiences at the Sunderland Empire this week.

Mum’s writing has turned lives around

A Morpeth mum who turned to writing in order to turnher life around is now about to publish her first paperback.

Gardening with Tom Pattinson rss

Doronicum is showing no sign of fading.

Take a daily stroll to help keep in touch

Now that growth is well under way it’s time to start the daily garden walks, then you can keep in touch with what’s happening on your plot.

Tulips are important for May display.

Look down to see an abundance of colour

There are some interesting things happening at ground level at the moment.

Shakespeare's Violet. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Shakespeare really knew his onions

How often have you sat through an RSC performance, caught a plant reference and thought, “Ah, that’s Shakespeare the gardener shining through”.

Theres more than 100 references to roses in Shakespeares works. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Why not put some Bard in the borders?

Shakespeare is rightly lauded for his brilliant writing, which remains universally popular 400 years after his death.

Primula Guinevere. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

The seasonal shows offer great ideas

I love spring, summer and autumn shows for the ideas they offer.

The Wansbeck and Beyond: rss

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Village changes and the saga of the public toilets

One of the glories of Cresswell is the Links, a large grassed area that extends on both sides of the road from the church down to the bus stop. This year is the 50th anniversary of its designation as a Village Green.

Image of yesteryear, Morpeth Mayor parlour party

Parlour party for civic leaders

It was party time in the Mayor’s Parlour in Morpeth 25 years ago.

Lancaster bombers.

On this day: RAF Dambusters raid takes place

On this day in 1943, the RAF operation that would become known as the Dambusters raid took place.

Image of yesteryear, Ponteland High School PTA car boot sale

Images of Yesteryear

Ponteland High School PTA organised a car boot sale 25 years ago. Were you involved, or did you grab some goodies?

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The tale of a tower that out-lived successors

Cresswell Tower was a fortified house, not a castle. When you go there, however, it feels like a castle. It’s only when you compare it with Alnwick, Bamburgh or Dunstanburgh that you realise how modest it really is.

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  • Morpeth 5-day weather forecast

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    Friday 27 May

    Cloudy

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    High 14°c

    Low 8°c

    Wind

    From East

    Speed 6 mph

    Saturday 28 May

    Sunny spells

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    Sunday 29 May

    Sunny spells

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    Monday 30 May

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    Tuesday 31 May

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