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Northumberland ale makes a come-back in the Coquet Valley

Northumberland ale makes a come-back in the Coquet Valley

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local ale is making a return to the Coquet Valley in Northumerland, with Coquetdale Brewery, owned by father and daughter Owen and Caroline Jackson of Rothbury, introducing new brews for ale fans. The firm was established in 2010 to bring back the centuries-old tradition of brewing in the valley. It now has three fantastic brews .

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North East England celebrates British Pie Week

North East England celebrates British Pie Week

Other posts by  |  Harriet Southall on Google+ |  March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s British Pie week this week from March 3 – 9. The North East of England including Northumberland is home to some great pie-making and pie recipes. Taste Club HQ has given readers a great overview of some of the region’s best pies, including gluten-free offerings. Find out more here and be sure to tweet in support of British Pie Week.

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Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust reminisces and recalls some of the interesting names he and his boyhood friends used for wildlife, such as scribbly jack for yellowhammer – because of the unusual markings on the birds eggs. Lots of the names come from Middle English or Germanic origins.

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