Award nominations open

An annual celebration of rural enterprise is under way once more as the Countryside Alliance Awards seek nominations.

Entries are voted for by the public and a variety of Northumberland businesses have been honoured in previous years, including farm shops, butchers and B&Bs, with regional winners going on to vie for national gongs at a final in Parliament.

Categories include local food and drink, village shop/post office, butcher and tourism enterprise.

Visit by November 2 to make a nomination.