On Sale February 11, 2011
Planting The Seeds Of A Tasty Harvest
JANE LOVETT shares her recipes for Spinach Soup with Poached Eggs and Goat’s Cheese Croûtes & Tom Ka Gai (Thai Chicken Broth).
Hopping Into Folklore And Superstition
ANTHONY JOISCE presents a portrait of one of our most familiar native animals, the common frog.
And Children, Don’t Try This At Home . . .
GORDON WILKINSON is a man marginalised by society because of his lifelong habit. Curiously enough, had we seen him indulging in it 30 years ago, in a train carriage or a post office queue, hardly anyone would have raised an eyebrow.
Crossing The Causeway On A Journey Of Light
STEWART BONNEY finds out how a chance visit to Holy Island heralded a significant change in the life of photographer Emma Rothera.
A Wild Goose Chase With A Happy Ending
JOHN STEELE outlines a recent community arts project in north Northumberland, and describes his personal contribution.
What Have The Last 100 Years Taught Us?
ANOTHER year, another crisis? Is the hard winter a sign of global warming? Is our inability to cope with bad weather a sign of a deeper breakdown in our economy and even our society? Haven’t we been managing a crisis for as long as we can remember in tackling nature conservation?
By MIKE PRATT,
Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust.
Foreign Bodies I Have Known
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT recalls some of the lost treasures he has recovered from his patients’ less accessible areas.
Ponteland’s Battling Lords Of The Manor
What’s the link between a village pub and a manor owned by noblemen with a pedigree stretching back over seven centuries? KEITH ROBSON explains.
The Police Helped Me With My Enquiries
JOHN GRUNDY has found that, in Wooler, if you want the answer to a historical question, ask a policeman.
Why Smallest Ducks Can Make A Spring
IAN KERR profiles the teal, a small but handsome water bird which has had the misfortune of being rather tasty to eat.
A Haven For Artists And Fisher Folk
GLEN LYNDON DODDS explores the history of Cullercoats and its transition from colliery port to fashionable seaside resort.
Plants To Cheer In The Early Year
Like most gardeners, SUSIE WHITE is looking forward to colourful flowers and foliage which indicate that the grim winter days are nearly over.
Jan Of The Yard Draws On His Skills
The artistic talent of Jan Szymczuk first showed itself in childhood pencil sketches of tanks and soldiers but, as he told STEWART BONNEY, he honed his drawing skills in a special job where his remarkable ability helped bring criminals to justice.
The Day A Young American Dropped In
These days the return to Earth of a space shuttle barely raises an eyebrow, but in Victorian times the sight of a young woman descending from the skies over Tyneside was an event to be remembered.
Throwing A Lifeline To Ancient Woodlands
Overgrazed or stifled by invasive plant species, many of our old native woodlands are on the verge of collapse - which is why landowners are being offered a package of financial and management help to restore them.
The Stage Is Set For A Busy Year
Alnwick Playhouse, The Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre in Berwick, and Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham stand as welcoming and dynamic focal points important to the cultural life of the diverse communities they serve. SUSAN BURKE meets the artistic directors of all three theatres to find out about the scope of activities each has to offer.
Also In This Issue...
Keeping up with schoolwork
Down-to-earth carbon research
Pubs get on famously
Cuts hit national park
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