Mulch to think about for produce

I had just started applying annual mulch to fruit trees and bushes when the extreme weather intervened, so that’s another task for the pending list.

Amble map image.

Town’s unusual living memorial

Whenever a town faces expansion the local community worries about the existing identity and heritage of the area, but sometimes these additional layers can help tell the story of a place.

The scene in central Newcastle this evening (Saturday). Picture by Will Larkin

Renewed warning for motorists travelling in the Mini Beast from the East

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow.
Dreaming of summer in the garden, but there's still plenty of work to be done before then. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Full steam ahead to catch up with tasks

In like a lion, out like a lamb. If March behaves as its reputation suggests, there should be some mileage in steaming ahead with outdoor gardening activities put on hold during the recent storm.

New Voices Choir

Choir has come a long way in its 21 years of singing

A Morpeth-based choir is celebrating its 21st birthday this year with a series of informal events.

Costume and even the hint of a background can add context to a portrait.

Don’t lose art to technicality

Photography is a fusion of technological precision and art.

The winchman is lowered from the helicopter in this picture taken from the HM Coastguard video of the rescue.

Dramatic rescue of ill passenger from cruise ship caught in stormy seas off Northumberland

An unwell passenger on board a cruise ship pitching violently in high seas off the Northumberland coast has sparked a dramatic rescue.
The Terrace site in Morpeth will be put on the market on Monday.

Council puts key town centre site on the market

Morpeth’s masterplan has taken a step forward as one of the town’s important development sites is going on the market.

World Book Day at Grange View Church of England First School in Widdrington Station.

Dressing up for World Book Day

Although Grange View Church of England First School in Widdrington Station was closed on World Book Day because of the snow, the celebrations were postponed rather than cancelled and they took place last week.


Planning list for council to determine

The following planning applications have been submitted to Northumberland County Council.

Mariska Simpson, holding her Best MSc Biology Thesis 2017 award, will soon complete her masters degree at Utrecht University.

From Hadston to Harvard: Mariska makes her mark

After making her mark during a six-month research period at a prestigious university in the USA, a Hadston resident has thanked all those who helped her raise the required funds for the internship.

Newcastle International Airport was successful at Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality Awards.

Airport flying high after major award win

Newcastle International Airport was the only UK airport to win an accolade at Airports Council International (ACI)’s 2017 Airport Service Quality Awards.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Morpeth Heroes competition theme

As part of its preparations for the 2018 Britain in Bloom and Northumbria in Bloom contests, Morpeth Town Council is holding a competition to find new designs for the planters in the Market Place.

More snow and ice is forecast for this weekend.

Northumberland County Council staff set to work through the night as another burst of wintry weather looms

Northumberland County Council is once again ready for another blast of wintry weather forecast for this weekend.

Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

Image of yesteryear, do you know what the occasion was or who the people were - if so we would love to hear from you.

Images of Yesteryear

Pupils in Ponteland seemed excited about their school crossing patrol 25 years ago, but why? If you have any information about this photograph, or recognise anyone pictured, please get in touch and let us know.

Pat Hopper and members of the St Robert's Choir.

Organist thanked for her 45 years’ service

A huge thank you has been given to a woman who has played the church organ and led the choir for more than 45 years.

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Site visit decision for major housing plans

A decision on a bid to build more than 100 homes in Pegswood has been put on hold.

Youngsters who took part in last year's Big Toddle.

Step out to raise vitals funds for children’s charity

Generous children are being asked to step out again to help raise funds for charity.

Current river level in Morpeth

Current river level in Morpeth

This picture shows the level of the River Wansbeck in Morpeth this morning.

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