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Easter treats aplenty in the Great North

April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Easter treats aplenty in the Great North

Looking forward to some tasty treats this Easter, and suggestions for places to eat? Take a look at TasteclubHQ’s latest post, which is full of great suggestions about where to go and where to find sweet gifts for loved ones and friends this spring!

How to know when an animal is orphaned and when to help

April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to know when an animal is orphaned and when to help

Many people want to step in and help what appears to be an orphaned animal. But, according to Kevin O’Hara, Conservation Officer at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, usually creatures are not orphaned and when they cry out it is to be left alone. He gives a few guidelines and anecdotes in this latest article.

Northumberland ale makes a come-back in the Coquet Valley

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Northumberland ale makes a come-back in the Coquet Valley

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 .

North East England celebrates British Pie Week

March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
North East England celebrates British Pie Week

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.

Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

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.

National Park embroidered map on view at Queen’s Hall Hexham

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
National Park embroidered map on view at Queen’s Hall Hexham

If you’d like to see a new take on maps and map-making, make a trip to Queen’s Hall, Hexham, Northumberland and see a beautifully embroidered map of Northumberland National Park – created by more than 100 stitchers at five different workshops. It’s truly a visual treat.

Northumberland: Mountain biking paradise

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Northumberland has excellent opportunities for mountain biking. Find out where the best places to cycle are and also what to do when you’re not out riding!

A mixed picture for Northumberland wildlife in February

February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
A mixed picture for Northumberland wildlife in February

The unusual and wet winter weather is having a strange effect on wildlife across Northumberland, with a mixed pattern of behaviour amongst birds. The good news is that the days are getting longer and hopefully warmer soon. Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust explores Northumberland wildlife in February.

Hertz starts the European revamp of its locations starting with The UK

February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hertz office at Newcastle Airport and the Newcastle Van Supersite are to be revamped in 2014, along with many others across Europe and the world. The will be part of a worldwide remodelling operation that has seen flagship stores at Paris Saint Ferdinand and Frankfurt Airport in Europe, as well Hertz’s UK flagship store at Marble Arch in London.

Northumberland Haltwhistle spring walking festival 2014

January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Northumberland Haltwhistle spring walking festival 2014

The Haltwhistle Walking Festival is growing to be one of the best and biggest in England. It returns again this spring and will cover some of the most beautiful and majestic hills in Northern Europe. Walk in the steps or Romans, or discover the lesser-known, but fascinating Issac’s Tea Trail.