A scarecrow spectacular

Villagers have been clutching at straws for their latest fund-raiser.

The annual Acklington Village Scarecrow Trail takes place on Saturday, with exhibits on display from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Visitors are advised to start the trail at Acklington Village Hall, where maps are available for £1. Proceeds go to Acklington Church. There will also be a tombola, stalls and refreshments.