Archive for January, 2012
This is Northumberland and the Borders presents its favourite places to eat across the Borders, Northumberland and Newcastle-Gateshead. This list is our top ten places and includes some fine restaurants, quirky eateries, pubs and bistros.
Dr Adrian Jannetta, a Northumberland astronomer will give a talk as part of BBC Two’s Stargazing Live 2012 programme. In his talk at Bamburgh CAstle he will ask “Where are the Aliens?” Stargazing Live has events across the UK in January and Dr Jannetta’s talk will take place on January 14.
A North East England lifestyle shop is going to be featured in a top London department store. RE, which is based in Corbridge, Northumberland, is taking up a permanent place in Liberty London. The permanent residency comes after the successful concession stand that RE ran for months in 2011 in the Regent Street emporium which is a favourite of the rich and famous.
Dorothy Hardy, a very long-serving voluntary ranger at Northumberland National Park, has received an MBE for a lifetime’s service to conservation. She and her husband Trevor joined the Northumberland National Park Voluntary Ranger Service in the Spring of 1960 and together have given outstanding service both to the National Park and the UK for more than 50.
More than £25,000 is available from the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Sustainable Development Fund. The money is available for 2012/13 and can give grants from £500 up to £5,000 to organisations who explore and develop practical projects that conserve and enhance the local environment. Projects must also develop local economic activity, promote local produce and products or link local communities. Charities, trusts, community and voluntary organisations can apply for 75% funding.
Sandi Hellowell, who is the regional director of Scottish Borders tourism, is set to move on after more than 17 years in the tourism industry. Sandi was regional director for the Scottish Borders for three years and before that worked in many different roles in tourism. She is now retiring.
A colourful feature story about Winter’s Gibet in Nortumberland, on the edge of the National Park. It stands on a windswept and lonely moor just to the south east of Elsdon and is a chilling monuments to the area’s bloody and violent past. Read more.