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Archive for April, 2012

Kindness of strangers . . . in Northumberland

Kindness of strangers . . . in Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Examples of helpfulness and kindness encountered by guests at St Cuthbert’s House near Seahouses show why the North and the Borders excel when it comes to giving visitors a warm welcome.

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Walking for health

Walking for health

Other posts by  |  Patrick Norris on Google+ |  April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his latest column walking guide Patrick Norris takes a look at the huge rise in the popularity of health walks and health walking, and explains how walking is good for the body and mind.

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New national trail to start in the Borders

New national trail to start in the Borders

Other posts by  |  April 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Scotland is to have a brand new National Trail and it will have its starting point in the Scottish Borders near Kirk Yetholm. The trail is being backed by Cameron McNeish, writer and TV presenter and will be sponsored by Gore Tex.

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Photos of ducklings on the Wansbeck

Photos of ducklings on the Wansbeck

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A gallery of images showing ducklings on the Wansbeck in April 2012.

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Hadrian’s Wall to be lit with Connecting Light

Hadrian’s Wall to be lit with Connecting Light

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hadrian’s Wall in the North of England is set to be magically lit as part of the London 2012 Festival. The wall will be illuminated on Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 when a major new fibre optic art installation called Connecting Light is switched on. The installation is part of a 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, opening on June 21.

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National Park announces Bumblebee B&B award winners

National Park announces Bumblebee B&B award winners

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Perfect for Pollinators” is how visitors describe the gardens of Carraw Bed and Breakfast and the Battlesteads Hotel. And both have received the Northumberland National Park’s annual Bumblebee B&B Award.

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Judges love the Rothbury hot burger!

Judges love the Rothbury hot burger!

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rothbury butcher Morris Adamson created a new chilli burger on a whim and then entered it into a contest without much thought, but it’s proved a hot item!

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Tickets for Jubilee concert screening available

Tickets for Jubilee concert screening available

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

A special screening of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert in London will take place in Bowburn Park Northumberland. The park is the picnic area between Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden and the concert will be broadcast live on a giant TV screen from 6pm on Monday, June 4. Tickets are now available for the event.

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Romans set to invade Wallington Morpeth

Romans set to invade Wallington Morpeth

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

After great success of the Roman invasion event at the National Trust’s Wallington last year, the event returns this year for the May Bank Holiday on May 6 and 7. There will be plenty of events in which kids can participate, walks and other activities.

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Olympic torch event tickets available soon

Olympic torch event tickets available soon

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

On June 14 Alnwick Pastures will come alight in a celebration marking the journey of the Olympic torch through the county of Northumberland. The Pastures, which lie at the foot of Alnwick Castle, will the venue for a high-profile evening celebration event to mark the passing of the iconic Olympic Torch – and tickets for the event will be available very soon – on May 3.

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National Parks landscape photo contest

National Parks landscape photo contest

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The UK National Parks have launched a photo contest entitled Winning Landscape. The winner will get to win footwear from outdoor gear specialist Merrell.

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Bats, rocky walks and ancient history highlight North Pennine events

Bats, rocky walks and ancient history highlight North Pennine events

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty unveils its events programme for 2012 and there is a great mix to choose from – every thing from sorting the facts from the fiction about bats, ancient rocky walks, and exploring flora an fauna of this very special place.

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Young photographers impress with brilliant images

Young photographers impress with brilliant images

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Judges in the Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s annual photo contest have finally announced the winners. It must have been a tough choice because the entries were impressive and were described by the Trust as “exceptionally high.” Mike Pratt of the Trust is so impressed that he believes “we really do have the next generation of wildlife conservationists right here on our doorstep.”

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Wind in the Willows adaptation looks at future of transport

Wind in the Willows adaptation looks at future of transport

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

A quirky and unusual adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows will see Blyth-based Phoenix Theatre’s Young Phoenix group present an interesting take on this well-loved story. The 36 children in this production are spreading the word about low carbon solutions in a humorous way through a new interpretation of Grahame’s tale.

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Ann Cleeves: Loves space and landscape

Ann Cleeves: Loves space and landscape

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Writer Ann Cleeves is now a household name after creating DI Vera Stanhome. The series is now on ITV for the next four weeks and was filmed in Northumberland. Ann answers our In the Know interview and reveals her favourite places in Northumberland and why she loves local food.

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Scottish Borders horse society plans Jubilee ride and fund-raising day

Scottish Borders horse society plans Jubilee ride and fund-raising day

Other posts by  |  April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The British Horse Society in Scotland is set to host a special charity day on June 4. It will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and raise money for the welfare and health of horses and will take place at Bowhill, near Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders.

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Northumberland Victorian kitchen garden dream opens this weekend

Northumberland Victorian kitchen garden dream opens this weekend

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

A brand new Victorian kitchen garden will open this weekend near Morpeth. The business will feature local food and you can sample and buy from regional producers opens for business. The business is the brainchild of Emily Cookson. Its cafe will serve foods created with Meldon Park Estate-grown ingredients and from regional producers.

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