Pat a pooch or three

Dog lovers are urged to pat a pooch for charity.

Pearl Sore has organised her annual collection for the PDSA veterinary charity in Morpeth on Saturday.

And coming along with her will be two dachshunds and a husky to encourage passers-by to part with their cash.

People will be able to stroke the dogs in a shaded part of Bridge Street from around 10am to 4pm.