Serious Money That’s Anything But Comical
STEWART BONNEY meets a specialist valuer who explains how early examples of the humble comic can command huge prices at auction.
Get Weaving, Or Take The Tablets
BRUCE FERGUSON continues his exploration of the natural history, myth, folklore and uses past and present of trees native to Northumberland with a look at the willow.
Wild And White As The Winter Snow
IAN KERR explains the difference between our two largest winter migrants, the whooper and Bewick’s swans, and the conflicting claims attached to the naming of the latter.
A Poignant Walk In A Foreign Field
DENNIS GREEN travels to France to visit the battle site where his grandfather was killed on the costliest day for casualties in British military history.
The Lady Destined To Perish In The Ice
KEITH ROBSON looks back at one of the most prominent ships in the Tyne’s 19th century whaling fleet, whose sailing record was to end in disaster.
Make Your Own Beginner’s Luck
Ready to try out your new camera but unsure where to start? ALLAN POTTS offers some suggestions.
What On Earth Are We Going To Do?
Who's in charge of Planet Earth? Does nature really matter anymore? Mike Pratt, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust investigates.
An Old-fashioned Way Of Poisoning
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT gives a timely reminder that, although less common in recent years, lead poisoning remains a cause for concern, especially for livestock owners.
Some Names Fell On Stony Ground
Laughing, Leaping and Shivering ― the named stones of Northumberland have provided a rich source of interest for ANDREW CURTIS.
For One Year Only: A Blaze Of Colours
SUSIE WHITE sings the praises of garden annuals, and suggests species which can be relied on to brighten any area of planting.
A Floral Signpost To Guide Visitors
SUSAN BURKE meets Morpeth-based artist Angela Wilkie, whose work will soon be on show at one of the county’s principal National Trust properties.
Forgive Me, But I’m Tempted To Wander
While many of us were dismayed by the news that not all of the A1 through the county will become dual carriageway, JOHN GRUNDY prefers to look on the positive side.
Into The County’s Loneliest Quarter
ANTHONY TOOLE takes advantage of an open access day to explore the usually off-limits military training area of Otterburn Ranges.
Sorry Dear, I Was Kept Late At The Office
GORDON WILKINSON investigates the fate of the many pubs which served Morpeth in the 19th century, and welcomes one new arrival.
En Route, Take A Little Guidance
TONY EVANS and JOHN CRISP, voluntary rangers in Northumberland National Park, explain the background to the park’s successful programme of guided walks.
Bed And Breakfast, With Ever-changing Fittings
When Peter Smith moved into a dilapidated 18th century farmstead at West Cawledge Park, his plan was to expand the design-and-make furniture business he had been running from a small workshop on his father's nearby farm.
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