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The Sutherans: St Cuthbert’s House B&B. Five-star gold award bed and breakfast near Seahouses, Northumberland

The Sutherans: St Cuthbert’s House B&B. Five-star gold award bed and breakfast near Seahouses, Northumberland

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

Along with his wife Jill, Jeff Sutheran owns St Cuthbert’s House, a luxury B&B in North Sunderland near Seahouses, Northumberland. Here in Jeff’s In the Know interview, he shares his favourite things about this part of the world and recommends a few walks and cycle routes, too!

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Sue Hodnett: Appreciates Hadrian’s Wall Country

Sue Hodnett: Appreciates Hadrian’s Wall Country

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Sue Hodnett, site manager at Housesteads. She talks about her love of Hadrian’s Wall country, and reveals her favourite things in Nortumberland. Her favourite market town is Hexham.

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Artist Anna King: favourite Scottish Borders place is Stichill Linn

Artist Anna King: favourite Scottish Borders place is Stichill Linn

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

In our latest In the Know interview we talk to Anna King, a landscape artist who lives in Peebleshire, the Scottish Borders. She highlights some of her favourite places in the Borders and says that her favourite thing about the Borders is the space that the place has to offer.

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Kevin O’Hara: Loves Berwick and region’s pre-history

Kevin O’Hara: Loves Berwick and region’s pre-history

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Q&A interview with Kevin O’Hara of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, who says he loves the wildness, space and tranquillity of Northumberland, as well as expansive beaches, local food and history of this place.

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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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Patrick Norris: a walking guide, Northumberland & the Scottish Borders.

Patrick Norris: a walking guide, Northumberland & the Scottish Borders.

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick Norris is a qualified hill walking guide, holding the Walking Group Leader Award, and is a member of the Mountain Leaders Training Association. He owns and operates a guided walking company called Footsteps in Northumberland and is now set to embark on writing a column for This is Northumberland. This is his Q&A interview with the website.

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Geoff Holland: Loves the diversity of Northumberland

Geoff Holland: Loves the diversity of Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with writer and photographer Geoff Holland on his love of Northumberland, and his favourite places.

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Tom Cadwallender: Amazing variety

Tom Cadwallender: Amazing variety

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Tom Cadwallender, who lives in Northumberland and runs an environmental consultancy specialising in study of birds. He gives interpretation and promotion of birds in his guided tours and walks. He is also available for other, broader wildlife studies and tours.

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Karen Charlton: Notorious history

Karen Charlton: Notorious history

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with writer and Northumberland fan Karen Charlton. She is a city girl, hailing originally from Sheffield and Leeds. She now lives on Teesside and her husband’s ancestors are from Northumberland. Karen has recently published her first novel, Catching the Eagle, based on a factual Border Reiver story.

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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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Jo Price: Loves Alnmouth, cycling, wide open spaces

Jo Price: Loves Alnmouth, cycling, wide open spaces

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview withJo Price is a holiday property expert for the North of the UK. She is part of an award-winning team of experts that works with holiday property owners to grow and develop their businesses. The interview is part of www.thisisnorthumberland.com’s In the Know series.

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Neil Bradbury: “The sun rising over the vast sandy beach at Embleton takes your breath away”

Neil Bradbury: “The sun rising over the vast sandy beach at Embleton takes your breath away”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Neil Bradbury, a Northumberland County Councillor and represents Prudhoe West. He is the Executive Member for Customer Services and Culture, which includes tourism

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Wendy Bond: “Seek out local food. Taste the landscape as well as walk it”

Wendy Bond: “Seek out local food. Taste the landscape as well as walk it”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Wendy Bond, who oversees the farmers’ market at Greenhead, Northumberland. Wendy shares some of the county’s best kept secrets and her love for this place.

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Andy Craig: “Visitors become part of the community. It’s what makes people return”

Andy Craig: “Visitors become part of the community. It’s what makes people return”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A question and answer interview with Andy Craig, a Northumberland photographer. He talks about his work and why he loves Northumberland.

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Jon Monks: “Northumbrians don’t see many people. This is why they are so friendly”

Jon Monks: “Northumbrians don’t see many people. This is why they are so friendly”

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

A Q&A interview with Jon Monks of Sheperds Walks. Jon completes our interesting and informative In the Know interview.

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Helen Morris: “Northumberland is diverse, dramatic, beautiful and underpopulated”

Helen Morris: “Northumberland is diverse, dramatic, beautiful and underpopulated”

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Helen Morris completes thisisnorthumberland.com’s Q&A interview. She is is one of the founders of The Stencil Library, which is a mail order stencil business in Stocksfield in the Tyne Valley.

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Simon Young, RE shop, Corbridge on best kept secrets Northumberland

Simon Young, RE shop, Corbridge on best kept secrets Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Simon Young completes thisisnorthumberland’s In the Know Q&A interview. He owns home accessories concept store and mail order business, RE, based in Corbridge in 2003

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