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Giving The Tyne Its Regular Health Check
The small team of experts which runs the Tyne Rivers Trust, an environmental charity established five years ago, has a big responsibility - looking after the waterways which make up the 1,000-square-mile Tyne catchment area. STEWART BONNEY talked to the man at the helm, Professor Malcolm Newson.
Should Your Hen Be Friend Or Fowl?
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT finds that for some modern owners, the domestic hen has become less of an egg producer, more a member of the family.
Getting Your Goat Is Just The Beginning
SUSAN BURKE meets Jane Wilson, secretary of the British Goat Society, at her home near Redesdale.
Mastering The Risky Business Of Writing
CATH HARRIS travels to South Tynedale to hear playwright Michael Wilcox talk about his life, his plays and his love for his adopted county.
Making The Most Of Autumn's Bounty
Now that our annual harvest of home-grown fruit and veg is safely gathered in, how do we make the most of it?
Desperadoes Of The Border Dales
GLEN LYNDON DODDS tells the story of the lawless years when Border Reivers held sway in Northumberland's hill country.
Enjoy This Autumn - In Every Sense
It's autumn again! MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust looks at how we can make the most of this year's autumnal offerings.
Christmas Gift Inspiration
Are you looking for some original and special Christmas gift ideas?
Bringing A Bloom To The Local Community
Northumbria in Bloom is a keenly-awaited annual competition for towns and villages across the county, but what exactly does it entail? SUSIE WHITE has been finding out.
A Timely Musical Call From The High Arctic
IAN KERR keeps an eye and an ear open for the arrival of the wild geese which visit the county every autumn.
High Country Of Forest And Moors
ANTHONY TOOLE visits the southern approaches to the Cheviots and completes a wild walk to Wether Cairn.
At Last, The Wall Of My Childhood Dreams
Australian WINFRED ‘FRED’ PEPPINCK had long harboured the dream of walking Hadrian’s Wall. Eventually the former diplomat, who is now adviser to the prime minister of Bahrain, made it to Northumberland.
Patience Is Rewarded
ALLAN POTTS reaps the photographic benefits of watching and waiting.
Traditional Skills Captured On Camera
Photographer YVONNE DAVIES has spent many hours recording the working lives of people doing traditional jobs in rural and coastal Northumberland. Here is her account of three such encounters.
A Battle To Clear The Fog Of War
STEWART BONNEY delves into a 600-year-old mystery in the foothills of the Cheviots.
Spreading The News Through The Valley
STEWART BONNEY meets some of the team responsible for keeping upper Coquetdale's residents informed of local news and views.
This innovative country shopping centre on the edge of Lord Ridley's Blagdon estate near Seaton Burn was opened in 1986 after conversion of traditional mid-Victorian stone farm buildings into attractive retail units. As the centre's popularity has grown, car parking areas have twice been extended and from an initial three retail units Milkhope is now home to nine thriving owner-run businesses.
Stop The Clock: We're Heading Up-country
Do you want to see exciting new architecture which is likely to define the early 21st century for future generations? Better not venture too far from Tyneside, argues JOHN GRUNDY.
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Nibblers on the roof
Best Feet Forward
The complete Northumbrian collection can be yours
Art and Bread exhibition
Pub guide's new edition
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