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Dr Adrian Jannetta, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Chairman of Northumberland Astronomical Society
Dr Adrian Jannetta is chair of the Northumberland Astronomical Society. Here he reveals some of some of Northumberland’s best kept secrets, including beaches, where to rock pool, and historical places to explore and discover.
The Haltwhistle Autumn Walking Festival 2012 is expected to be one of the community’s most popular ever, judging by bookings so far. Some walks are still available, so come and join the celebration of the beautiful landscape around Haltwhistle in Hadrian’s Wall Country.
Get set to see some strange and wonderful exotic animals at the Centre for Life in Newcastle this month. Animals are coming from across the region, including a ferret with its own Facebook page, tortoises, owls, rats, rabbits and all kinds of insects.
It isn’t just red squirrels that feed on nuts and seeds. At Kielder Forest and Water Park a fox has been seen this week, hunting around for bits of leftover food dropped by the squirrels.
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.
A concert performance by Madonna this summer is expected to boost tourism in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh. Set for July 21, the concert in Scotland’s capital is expected to bring an extra £55m into the local economy if people stay overnight and travel in the area. The concert is set to take place at Murrayfield.