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The Sweet Smell Of Spicy Success
SUSAN BURKE learns how a chance encounter in Norway led to Susan Moore's international acclaim as an exponent of a traditional Austrian folk craft.
The Fading Year
ALLAN POTTS looks for visual evidence of the onset of autumn.
It's Been A Decade Of Beautiful Growth
STEWART BONNEY met the enthusiastic gardeners of Great Whittington as they prepare their village for the all-important judges' inspection.
The Aliens Silently Growing In Our Midst
ANTHONY JOISCE embarks on a personal foray into the mysterious world of fungi.
Kilns Which Shared The Limelight For 200 Years
ANN THOMPSON hunts down surviving remnants of an industry which continued to thrive into the early 20th century.
Game, Set And Match
Home cooking with JANE LOVETT
Pheasant, Mushroom and Tarragon Pithiviers
Green Shoots Sprout From Rural Businesses
While politicians and pundits voice doom and gloom about the economy, a host of rural businesses in Northumberland are going from strength to strength, showing their confidence in the future by establishing new ventures or expanding their activities.
A Thing Of Beauty, And A Nice Little Earner
What alternatives could you be looking for which prove to be a better investment than money in the bank? STEWART BONNEY talks to two local businesses happy to see an upsurge of interest in collecting antiques and fine arts.
Unprincipled Scoundrel, Or A Man For His Times?
MARK MOFFITT sums up the evidence for and against the influential 16th century law enforcer Sir John Forster.
The Airbourne Invader Which Came In Peace
IAN KERR tracks the remarkably rapid progress of the collared dove across northern Europe.
What A Difference A Dale Can Make
JOHN GRUNDY finds nourishment for both body and soul on a return visit to Allendale.
Enjoy A Walk Around.... Morpeth
Still Crazy, After All These Years
ANTHONY TOOLE embarks on a trio of hill walks in search of ancient illicit whisky stills, including one belonging to a notorious character known as Black Rory.
Your Shed Can Make A Statement Too
SUSIE WHITE believes that it's high time we made our garden buildings fit in better with their surroundings.
Gandalf: The Vulture With The Weak Stomach
Ever worried about consuming food after its sell-by date, or do you take such warnings with a pinch of salt? Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT offers a cautionary tale from the bird world.
The Fastest Hippo On Cambois Beach
London hosts the Olympics next year, but why bother trailing all the way down there when you can stay in Northumberland to see a blue baboon racing a hippopotamus and a giraffe? GORDON WILKINSON explains.
A Hidden Gem Behind The Busy Quayside
STEWART BONNEY visits one of Newcastle's oldest and least known historic buildings, situated only yards from the passing crowds on the city's Quayside.
Why We Should All Cherish Our Trees
by MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Creative Landscape Photographer's Tips
A photo-guide to capturing the sheer emotional power of a sunset photograph by Emma Rothera
Also In This Issue....
Christmas Gifts and Shopping
Gardens fit for wildlife
The path to glory
Houses ring to music
Fair aids children
A drive for volunteers
An autumn of walks
Harbouring Devaval documents
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