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Archive for December, 2011

North East England – Indoor activities for wintry days

North East England – Indoor activities for wintry days

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are some of thisisnorthumberland.com’s top indoor attractions that you can choose to enjoy on winter days or when the weather is bad. These places are all open during the winter season. Some do have limited opening hours.

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Bamburgh Castle one of nation’s favourite views

Bamburgh Castle one of nation’s favourite views

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

A Northumberland castle has been named one of the nation’s favourite views. Bamburgh Castle on the North East coast in North Northumberland has come won third place n a survey carried out by OscarUK.co.uk, which is a concessions website for over 50s.

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Will Nicholls: Inspired by wildlife

Will Nicholls: Inspired by wildlife

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

A question and answer interview with Will Nicholls, who is a Northumberland-based photographer. He recently won the RSPCA’s Young Photographer of the Year award.

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Iconic Floors Castle to be featured in VisitScotland ad

Iconic Floors Castle to be featured in VisitScotland ad

Other posts by  |  December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Floors Castle in the Scottish Bordrers is going to be featured in a Visit Scotland advert. The Surprise Yourself advert will have a voice-over by Neil Oliver, TV historian, and will be on TV and cinemas in the UK from January 2012. It is intended to promote the borders as a place to have a break.

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Site broadens content to reflect visitor experience

Site broadens content to reflect visitor experience

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thisisnorthumberland.com is increasing and broadening its focus to reflect user feedback. The change will also reflect travel patterns of visitors to the region. The new focus will include an added section on Newcastle-Gateshead, because people who live their regularly enjoy weekend breaks in Northumberland and the Borders.

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Duddo Stone Circle – Northumberland’s Stonehenge

Duddo Stone Circle – Northumberland’s Stonehenge

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

A feature about the ancient stone circle next to the small village of Duddo in Northumberland. It was created in the Neolithic period and includes five large blocks of stone. Duddo is located near the Scottish Borders, not far from Berwick upon Tweed.

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How to be a successful online advertiser

How to be a successful online advertiser

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

A feature on how to be a successful online advertiser. The article covers the importance of web design of an advert, branding, call to action, file size and other elements that make internet advertising successful.

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Northumberland has success at Truth About Youth awards

Northumberland has success at Truth About Youth awards

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

The second annual ‘Positive Social Behaviour Order’ awards took place recently and were attended by young people from Northumberland. They were part of groups or individual finalists. The awards were hosted by Truth About Youth, a North East youth-led programme.

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Climate change sees butterflies move north to Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Climate change sees butterflies move north to Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

A brand new report from the Butterfly Conservation and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology shows that Butterfly numbers are increasing in Northumberland. This is the opposite of what is happening in other parts of the country, where numbers are falling. Global warming is believed to be the reason for the change.

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Northumberland realigns itself with prehistory for winter solstice

Northumberland realigns itself with prehistory for winter solstice

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

What is the history and traditions behind the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere? This feature explores the origin of some of the myths around the day and they way they have influenced our lives as well as Christmas and New Year’s.

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New light to be shed on historic cathedral’s hidden treasures

New light to be shed on historic cathedral’s hidden treasures

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

A grant of more than £250,000 has been given to Newcastle’s St Nicholas’ Cathedra from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The money will help open up the historic building’s hidden history. The money joins more than £400,000 raised by the cathedral to help its important monuments.

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North Pennines innovative grant funding bids

North Pennines innovative grant funding bids

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership has access to The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) and Small Grants Fund (SGF). It will make thousands of pounds of money available to turn ideas into reality in April 2012. The search is on for great ideas that will benefit local communities.

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Run Northumberland series launches with Olympic-sized challenge

Run Northumberland series launches with Olympic-sized challenge

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Run Northumberland series is one of the region’s most stimulating and picturesque running events and it returns for a second outing in 2012. This time around competitors have been issued an Olympic-sized challenge! They want double the number of runners – 2012 in 2012.

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Wallington Morpeth beats recession as visitor numbers soar for third year in a row

Wallington Morpeth beats recession as visitor numbers soar for third year in a row

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Wallington at Cambo is celebrating after seeing its visitor numbers hit an all-time high – 10 weeks ahead of schedule. The attraction located in the heart of Northumberland has had more than 203,500 visitors since March 1 in 2011. This makes it the National Trust’s most popular North East property as well as North East England’s top tourist draws.

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Blyth’s historic core improved

Blyth’s historic core improved

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Blyth Central Conservation Area Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is a project designed to help bring historic buildings back into use. Its first building has had a restoration and is at 35 to 39 Bridge Street.

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Pumped up: Kielder Village wins fight for fuel

Pumped up: Kielder Village wins fight for fuel

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kielder residents are celebrating plans to re-open the area’s only petrol station, which closed in 2008. Kielder is England’s most remote village and so the news is a relief to those living in Kielder Village – they have had to spend the past four years making a 35-mile round trip to get fuel.

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Discover your Christmases past with English Heritage

Discover your Christmases past with English Heritage

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

English Heritage in the North of England invites everyone to join them at their properties this festive season. People of all ages are asked to step back in time and join them and various entertaining and colourful celebrations across the North.

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