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Images of Yesteryear

These youngsters in Ponteland were helping out African families in need during famine 25 years ago. Do you recognise any of those in the picture, or can you shed more light on what they were up to at the time?

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Weigela could come in for a final prune about now. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Seeds or plug plants? Both have merits

Are you raising your own plants from seed or buying them later in plug form?

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Organise your container plants now to prepare for beautiful blooms. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Deadlines abound for gardening decisions

Decisions are made at every turn in a gardening year. The most important of these have cut-off times, a point beyond which the opportunity is lost for another season or year.

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Laura Gubbins (left) and Maureen Pearson who will be'acting out an election rally to launch the book about  Dorothy Robson.

Surprises galore as heritage is explored

Morpeth Antiquarian Society

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The guests were piped in by a member of Morpeth Highland Pipe Band, with Andrew, Suzanne, Stan, Rhona Dunn and Simon Foley at the high table.

Pipes, haggis and a wee dram

Morpeth Rotary Club

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

A flipping tasty treat for the season

This group in Morpeth seemed to be getting into the spirit of the season 25 years ago, rustling up some pancakes. But do you know if there was a specific reason for the dish, or who is pictured? If so, please let us know.

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Clockwise from top left, Durham Cathedral, Penshaw Monument, Tommy and the Angel of the North.

Poll: What is your favourite North-East landmark?

Thursday, February 15, marks 20 years since the Angel of the North first graced the region's horizon.
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Morpeth Lions Club. Happy 'gamblers' from a previous Casino Night.

Place your bets on raising charity funds

Morpeth Lions Club

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Snowdrops. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Join in the snowdrop celebration

How quickly these initial forays into our gardens get us back into the swing of things, planning activities and eager to discover what fellow enthusiasts are up to.

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David Hall, of Halls of Heddon, gave a presentation to Alnwick Garden Club. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Brave the cold and step into the shrubbery

Tempting though it is to stay in the warmth of a living room and cosy armchair during daylight hours, we need occasionally to wrap up warmly and brave the elements.

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Morpeth Camera Club. Passing Storm Holy Island. Davy Bolam

Music, laughter and knock-outs at club

Morpeth Camera Club

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Image of yesteryear, do you know where the photograph was taken and who is in the photograph? If so let us know.

Images of Yesteryear

These ladies looked to be hard at work in Stannington 25 years ago, but what were they up to? If you have any information, or recognise anyone pictured, please get in touch and let us know.

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Revealed: The 12 north and mid Northumberland food outlets with a one-star hygiene rating and one with a ZERO rating

These 12 food businesses, including takeaways and a hotel, in north and mid Northumberland have all been given low food hygiene ratings by the Food Standards Agency and Northumberland County Council.

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Skein of Canada Geese over the Aln Estuary

High praise for nature pictures

Morpeth Camera Club

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Left to right: Bob Kendall introducing Naseem Shah with Rotary President Peter Scott.

The melody for life, ritual and culture

Morpeth Rotary Club

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Karen Lovatt and Nelson at Whitehouse Farm Centre.

Another record-breaking year

Whitehouse Farm Centre near Morpeth is celebrating another record-breaking year after generating a turnover in excess of £1million in 2017.

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Viburnum tinus Variegatum, the silver-leafed version. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Discovering new varieties is thrilling

Three container-grown shrubs bought recently are heeled into the garden until permanent planting is possible. More will be joining them as the year progresses.

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Soup of the day at Barluga, Morpeth

MEAL REVIEW: Barluga, Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth

Oh, the weather outside was frightful, but the food inside was delightful.

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Aberdeen Angus lasagne at the Plough Inn, Ellington.

MEAL REVIEW: The Plough Inn, Ellington

What a difference a refit makes! Punch Taverns made a £322,000 investment in The Plough Inn last year and the result was quite spectacular.

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Hardy fuchsia, Genii, was raised from cuttings five years ago, but now needs thinning-out. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Pick your month for planting new trees

Trees, shrubs and bushes – be they for ornamental effect or edible fruit production – represent such good value for money, and there are several opportunities throughout a year to introduce them to your garden.

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