On Sale February 10th
Head For The Coast On A Spring Outing
Visit Craster and Bamburgh.
Creative Landscape Photographer's Tips
EMMA ROTHERA shows how to make the best of enticing winter skies.
Beauty Amid The Desolation
ALLAN POTTS finds plenty to enjoy in the countryside, even in this most bleak of seasons.
Truly A Remarkable Garden, Your Lordship
Having visited a recently-restored Jesmond Dene, JOHN GRUNDY is anxious to remind us that familiarity shouldn’t devalue our appreciation of it.
When Dad's Army Was Nothing To Laugh At.
JOHN SADLER looks back at the role of the Home Guard in a Britain facing the threat of invasion between 1940 and 1944.
Home Cooking With Jane Lovett
When a cook's thoughts turn to .....Rhubarb
A Shameful Way To Treat Man’s Best Friend
Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT, despite his years of experience, never ceases to be shocked by the callous way in which some dogs are treated by their owners.
An Abandoned Farm On A Windswept Moor
STEWART BONNEY heads for a remote corner of the county to visit the atmospheric ruins of a long-deserted hill farm.
The Return Of The Furry Fisherman
ANTHONY JOISCE finds that the otter has reclaimed much of the territory it abandoned due to hunting and poisoning half a century ago.
A Wildlife Haven On The Edge Of The City
ANTHONY TOOLE encounters a rich mixture of plant and animal life in Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, less than five miles from the bustling centre of Newcastle.
A Victorian Garden Reveals Its Secrets
SUSIE WHITE visits a hilltop garden enjoying a new lease of life, where detective work by its current owners has unearthed some unusual features.
How To Build Your Own Birdy ‘des Res’
JOHN STEELE gives practical advice for anyone planning to help their local wild birds on to the property ladder.
The Very Image Of A Chivalrous Knight
SUSAN BURKE meets sculptor Keith Maddison to learn about the research and groundwork needed to create his statue of Harry Hotspur in Alnwick.
New Challenges Follow A Century’s Achievements
EVER felt your job was getting harder, just when it should be getting easier? Well, that is just how we feel in the conservation world at the moment. MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust explains why.
The Mysterious Case Of The Ill-fated Borderer
HUGH LEVEY delves back through 400 years of documents in an attempt to find the truth behind a character immortalised in a border ballad.
The Life And Death Of Newbiggin’s Kipper King
HILTON DAWSON, another reader deeply involved in genealogical research, has uncovered this tale about his family, which has lived in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea for generations.
Planting The Seeds Of A Bird-feeding Bonanza
IAN KERR meets a farmer whose planting policy has guaranteed that his winter fields are an important stop for winged visitors.
Scouting Around For A Royal Appointment
GORDON WILKINSON, Peewit Patrol, 1st Stakeford Scouts (8th Bedlington) (Rtd) offers his services to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.
Also In This Issue ....
National Park award winners
Burradon pit memorial
Gosforth church celebrates
New butchery opens
Green energy boost
Antiques on offer
A challenging year for walks
Threads of history
What's on Guide