Archive for October, 2011
The biographer of Lord Armstrong, Henrietta Heald, is now on a shortlist for a national award for her book about Lord Armstrong. It is called William Armstrong: Magician of the North and has been nominated for the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize.
A task force is set to examine why tourism days spent in the Scottish Borders fell by 4.5% in 2010 compared to the previous year. Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership says more than 5,000 people work in tourism in the borders, which has been experiencing a downward trend more recently.
There is an increase in bird populations in the North East of England, including Northumberland, according to a study by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). The report says that in the North of England some species are either increasing.
People are encouraged to nominate their favourite or special company for the fourth annual Northumberland Business Awards. The categories are Overall Business of the Year, Training Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business in the Community, Green Business of the Year, Keep it Local, Outstanding Contribution Award, Technology Award, Best Business Start-up and Export Award. The awards will be presented on Nov. 17.