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Archive for November, 2011

Have yourself a true taste of the North this Yuletide

Have yourself a true taste of the North this Yuletide

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The North East England Farmers’ Markets (NEEFM) group has compiled a list of some of the best places to shop for the pick of the region’s festive poultry. This means shoppers will know where to get poultry in the region. Locations include farm shops and markets.

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Images of castles of Northumberland

Images of castles of Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

A photo gallery showing images of the most iconic castles in Northumberland, North East England.

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Seeking all spider supermodels

Seeking all spider supermodels

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is asks people to be sure to be on alert for spotting big spiders this autumn 2012. Now that the central heating is on or fires are being lit, the long-legged spiders will be running out from their hiding places.

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Author to lead new teenage reading group

Author to lead new teenage reading group

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ann Coburn will head up a a teenage reading group in Berwick Library in December. The local author and playwright will hold the first session of the group on December 7. She is a children’s novelist and playwright and has authored 20 children’s books and seven theatre plays.

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Get animated this New Year as Aardman model maker comes to Life

Get animated this New Year as Aardman model maker comes to Life

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Aardman’s senior model maker Jim Parkyn will be at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on January 21 to host a model making workshop. This will give people a chance learn tricks of the trade from one of the masters. Jim is a model maker with Aardman, which produces The Wallace and Gromit programs and films.

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Hexham Hydro Project in last-minute drive for votes in funding contest

Hexham Hydro Project in last-minute drive for votes in funding contest

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Hexham River Hydro Project group is leading the way to win funding from Energyshare. The funding would be used to construct a small in the River Tyne near the town. Energyshare will provide more than £100,000 to the winner.

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More go by bus to Bamburgh

More go by bus to Bamburgh

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bamburgh Castle reports a one per-cent increase in the number of visitors travelling to the attraction by bus. More and more visitors to Northumberland chose to leave their cars behind and travel by bus in 2011. As well, more people who live in the county are using the local bus to travel around, especially to tourist attractions.

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Thisisnorthumberland.com makes small screen debut at Hexham Farmers’ Market

Thisisnorthumberland.com makes small screen debut at Hexham Farmers’ Market

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thisisnorthumberland.com occupied part of Hexham Farmers’ Market for a bit of self-promotion this weekend. Visitors and stallholders at the twice-monthly farmers’ market were able to see the website on a giant plasma TV screen mounted to the back of a nippy Smart car.

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Festival of the North East 2013 and Northumberland’s Kathryn Tickell

Festival of the North East 2013 and Northumberland’s Kathryn Tickell

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Northumbrian musician Kathry Tickell wants the North East of England to have a Year of festivals set to lift the North East of England in 2013. Speaking to local newspaper The Journal, she wants a festival to showcase the innovation and creativity of the North East.

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Morpeth and Hexham markets gear up for Christmas

Morpeth and Hexham markets gear up for Christmas

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

A collection of images showing Morpeth bathed in a festive glow in December and January after the switch was flicked to turn on the town’s Christmas lights on Saturday.

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Land of the Yuletide giants

Land of the Yuletide giants

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lumberjacks are harvesting Christmas trees in the Forestry Commission’s Kielder Water & Forest Park. The first of this year’s crop has been dispatched from the 62,000 hectare (155,000 acre) Northumbrian forest because it supplies trees up to 60 foot tall to stand in prime locations across the UK.

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Digital savvy readers drawn in by new online library service

Digital savvy readers drawn in by new online library service

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Northumberland County Council has launched a new online library service for residents. The user-friendly website (www.mylibrary.co.uk) has doubled the number of people accessing their local library online. It gives each library in Northumberland its own mini site containing a guide to everything from opening times to directions.

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Tynedale church beats Canterbury Cathedral in arts contest

Tynedale church beats Canterbury Cathedral in arts contest

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

St John’s Church at Healey near Hexham has won over Canterbury Cathedral and Angel of the North to win a top ecclesiastical art award. It is the winner of this year’s Art in a Religious Context prize awarded by the charity Art & Christian Enquiry.

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Wild birds at arms length

Wild birds at arms length

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A first person feature by Sharon McKee about a Falconry Day event at Matfen Hall Hotel near Hexham. The day included seeing kestrels and other birds.

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Burst of Christmas lights in Morpeth

Burst of Christmas lights in Morpeth

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

A photo gallery feature showing the Christmas lights in Morpeth, Northumberland.

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A grand illumination at Cragside

A grand illumination at Cragside

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

A photo gallery from the National Trust showing the lights of the Electric Estate at Cragside, created by Northumberland Lights.

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Medieval Alnwick’s living dead the subject of Gods and Monsters

Medieval Alnwick’s living dead the subject of Gods and Monsters

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

A ghoulish tale from Alnwick’s past is to be brought to life in a new spine-tingling Channel 4 series starting this weekend. It will be hosted by Tony Robinson and will investigate the and shocking beliefs that built Britain – and helped change our history. There is a story that a man who thought his wife was having an affair, so he crept up into the rafters at Alnwick Castle to spy on her and, sure enough, saw her having a bit of hanky-panky but slipped out of the rafters, crashed to the floor and died, whereupon he was buried.

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