A HELPING HAND FOR OUR GENTLE GIANTS

HEAVY horses were once a familiar sight in every town and village in the country, pulling drays and ploughing the fields, but thousands of these gentle giants were slaughtered during the First World War when they were used to haul heavy artillery to the front line.


BOOKING A PLACE IN THE PUBLIC EYE

Illustrating stories by J.K. Rowling and Michael Morpurgo has brought the work of Olivia Lomenech Gill to the attention of a worldwide audience. She spoke to SUSAN BURKE from her home near Wooler.


SPRING BY THE SEA

EMMA ROTHERA suggests ways to use spring light to the best advantage when taking photographs.