Community’s hospital fight taken to PM

Since my last update, there has been no shortage of politics, sport or national events for the nation to get its teeth into.

Staff and students at Northumberland College's dog grooming parlour. Picture by Trevor Walker (The Image Farm).

Revamp for college’s popular pooch parlour

Northumberland College’s dog grooming parlour, based at its Kirkley Hall Campus near Ponteland, has undergone an extensive makeover this term.

Members of Morpeth Footpaths Society during their recent walk around Hulne Park, which is part of the Duke of Northumberland's estate.

Society set for scenic spectacular

Morpeth Footpaths Society

Having fun at the Children's Cancer Run.

Thousands step out for Children’s Cancer Run

Around 8,500 runners from across the North East picked up the pace at the weekend for the 36th annual Children’s Cancer Run.

Northumberland Auction House auctioneer Adam Barr with the collection of six original pictures by the late Scott Dobson.

Geordie artist’s images for sale at Morpeth auction venue

A collection of six original pictures by the late Scott Dobson is due to go under the hammer at the Northumberland Auction House in Morpeth tomorrow.


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This Royal wedding house party raised �220 for Mind. Picture courtesy of Stobhill resident Kerry Gascoigne.

Street and house parties aplenty celebrate Royal event of the year

There were plenty of Union Jacks to be seen in communities across Northumberland as people gathered together to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

The new Mayor of Morpeth, Coun Jack Gebhard, with his peal band on the Clock Tower steps.

Bells ring out in town to welcome the new Mayor

Bellringers from across the North East and further afield once again rang the traditional Mayor’s Peal to welcome the new Mayor of Morpeth on Saturday.

Ray Lonsdale with the completed face for the Emily Wilding Davison statue.

Emily Wilding Davison statue face revealed

A statue to create a lasting memorial to Northumberland suffragette Emily Wilding Davison is starting to come to life.

Morpeth Lion President Margaret Trewick, with new Lions Andy Bateman, Craig Fraser and Ian Nelson, and Lion sponsors Ian Mills and Lilian Nelson.

New blood brings skills and ideas

Lions Club of Morpeth

Amble secure Sunday League championship

Amble secure Sunday League championship

Amble Tavern are the winners of this season’s Blyth & Wansbeck Sunday League Premier Division.

Personal bests for Harriers at Hampstead Heath 10,000m

Personal bests for Harriers at Hampstead Heath 10,000m

Two Morpeth Harriers were in action at the high-profile Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PB’s on Saturday evening, held at the Parliament Hill Athletics Track, on Hampstead Heath in London.

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Cricket stumps.

Winning weekend for local cricketers

Morpeth 1sts recorded a 16-run home win over Leadgate 1sts in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League on Saturday.

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Morpeth RDA members qualify for ‘Nationals’

Morpeth RDA members qualify for ‘Nationals’

A group of eight riders from Morpeth RDA (Riding for the Disabled) have qualified for the RDA National Championships.

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Morpeth Fair Day 2017. Picture by Jane Coltman.

New sponsors announced for big town event

Plans are well in hand for this year’s Morpeth Fair Day.

Tooth decay in youngsters.

Tooth decay is found in fifth of five-year-olds

A fifth of children starting primary school in Northumberland have suffered from tooth decay, new figures from Public Health England show.

High speed train at Edinburgh Waverley.

More detail is needed on timetables

The invitation last month for ‘Those Who Know The Truth’ to tell us so that we all know what is going on has produced early results.


Planning proposals submitted to council

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

Afghan Hounds Racing by Philip Charnock.

Forming memories with special images

Morpeth Camera Club

The glorious apple blossom has come out profusely. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Holding fire on planting vegetables

Who could believe our most recent spell of weather?

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