Did Emily Plan To Die For Her Cause?
In the centenary year of Emily Davison’s death following her intervention at the Epsom Derby, ANDY GRIFFIN looks back at the life of the Northumbrian suffragette and what made her take her fateful final steps.
Spring In The High Country
ALLAN POTTS enjoys the sights and sounds of an uplands walk in early spring.
Fly-away Parents Who Leave Early For The Sun
The cuckoo, which has never enjoyed the best of reputations, is becoming a rarer sound and sight in springtime, as IAN KERR explains.
So Many Favourite Views To Treasure
MIKE PRATT, chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust shares his favourite views of Northumberland and what makes them special to him.
Teardrops On The Faces Of The Hills
How many naturally-formed lakes, known as loughs, are there in Northumberland? ANTHONY TOOLE has been conducting a little research.
Calving Was The Start Of A Slippery Slope
While most of us slept snug in our beds on a freezing winter's night two years ago, country vet JENNY HULL was encountering a spot of bother returning from a call to a remote hill farm.
Ripping Yarns For The Girls - And Mr Grundy
JOHN GRUNDY expresses his little-known admiration for the literary works of a Northumberland vicar’s wife whose 40 books were required reading for many a schoolgirl in the mid-20th century.
Mixing The Magic Of Light And Landscape
For the first in a series about local artists, SUSIE WHITE visits the wildlife and landscape painter Rosie Villiers-Stuart at her North Pennine home.
Young Grace: Modest And Yet So Brave
Grace Darling’s remarkable role in the rescue of nine survivors shipwrecked on the Farne Islands 175 years ago is recalled by STEPHEN ROBERTS.
The Wild Side Of... Alnmouth
Naturalist John Steele accompanied STEWART BONNEY on this short, circular walk to highlight the variety of birds and wildflowers to be seen along the shoreline and around the estuary of the River Aln during April and May, including a tiny plant which once saved sailors’ lives, a bird visitor which holds the long-distance record for migration and a marine mollusc which imprisons itself inside stones.
Why It's A Good Time To Open The Bidding
Inspired by the good fortune enjoyed by lucky owners of objects ranging from ceramic pots and glass jugs, old furniture and teddy bears that feature in TV antiques programmes like Antiques Roadshow, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip, many more people are now heading to car boot sales, peeking into charity shops or rummaging for objects gathering dust in their own attics in search of something that might be valuable.
A Food Forager's Spring Salad Diary
BRUCE FERGUSON takes advantage of the explosion of new seasonal growth in the plant world to select ingredients for a fresh wild salad.
Floral Inspiration From A Glance Over The Fence
SUSIE WHITE meets Robin Moss, whose expertise in growing geraniums has achieved worldwide recognition far beyond his Hexham garden.
Also In This Issue....
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW NORTHUMBERLAND?
Test your knowledge and memory by answering these local knowledge questions and win a set of John Grundy CD's.
HOME COOKING WITH JANE LOVETT
Get cracking with ever-versatile eggs.
CHANGING PLACES AND FACES
Exciting changes at the Milkhope Centre
Iron Age festivities
New chapter for Centre
In tribute to Emily
Remembering Sir Patrick
Heroic Admiral Honoured
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