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Wizard Creations With A Chainsaw
SUSAN BURKE discovers how Redesdale artist Ray Nichols fashions logs into a variety of carved characters.
Tales Of Death, Suppression And Weather Forecasting
BRUCE FERGUSON explores the natural history, myth, folklore and uses past and present of the oak tree.
The Wetland Oasis Beyond The Wall
Naturalist JOHN STEELE and STEWART BONNEY take a four-mile circular walk to visit Greenlee Lough, the largest natural freshwater lake in the county and one of the most important wetland sites in Britain.
More Than Names On A War Memorial
As communities across the county prepare to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, STEWART BONNEY meets the three-man team from Wylam responsible for uncovering the personal stories behind some of the names which appear on the village’s memorials.
Keep Off The Grass, Unless It’s Informal
JOHN ROBSON GRUNDY, who designs wildlife-friendly gardens, suggests a less time-consuming alternative to the perennial quest for a perfectly-manicured lawn.
As If Three Jobs Weren’t Enough. . .
SINCE husband-and-wife team Tony and Linda Beck set up their first small business venture eight years ago they have been involved in a whirlwind of activity which now sees them running a residential outdoor centre, a trout fishery and a bike hire business while also bringing up two young children. Having just completed the extensive restoration of the old house they now live in, they have bought the abandoned hotel next door which they plan to bring back to life. STEWART BONNEY reveals the story behind their busy lives.
Hapless Victims Of The Wheels Of Misfortune
RICK TAYLOR laments the high death toll of wildlife caused by fast-flowing traffic on our main roads.
Bored In Belford? Fat Chance Of That!
JOHN GRUNDY finds he has entered a thriving community when he visits the north Northumberland village to give a talk.
Fragrant Delights To Enhance Any Garden
SUSIE WHITE concludes her two-part series on home-grown herbs by recommending species which can be grown for their scent and dyeing properties.
New Momentum After The Coal Shipped Out
A brief guide for visitors wishing to explore the town of Amble and its nearby coast.
The Twin Who Chose Pictures Over Sums
SUSIE WHITE meets botanical artist Ann Sheppard, and finds her love for painting stemmed from a decision made in her primary school years.
Nature In Its Intricacy
ALLAN POTTS admires the bright colours and patterns which typify the midsummer countryside.
Grey Herons: Love Them, Hate Them, Or Eat Them
IAN KERR looks back over the history of often-patchy relations between us and one of the most successful fishermen of the avian world.
Magical Margins Where The Land Meets The Sea
MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust, looks at the diversity and biodiversity of Northumberland beaches which offer a wide range of wildlife, landscape and aesthetic experiences and opportunities, from vast swathes of flat sand to rocky foreshores.
Take Me To Your Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Intrepid wildlife fancier GORDON WILKINSON saddles up and sets off on safari to Kirkley Hall Zoo, between Ponteland and Morpeth.
Life With Ratbag Was Never Easy
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT recalls the difficulties of sharing the family home with a convalescing badger.
Also In This Issue....
HOME COOKING WITH JANE LOVETT
A Feast for the Eyes
Peppered Fresh Tuna Nicoise
Big weekend in Rothbury
Towards a Druridge dream
Valley broadband campaign
Alwinton summer concerts
Village arts festival
Choir help Chirapatre
Cash support for bridge
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