GAOL TO THE LEFT OF ME, CANONS TO THE RIGHT,

JOHN GRUNDY revisits Hexham and stands in its centre, admiring the historical buildings around him.


A FLIGHT OF FANCY, PARROT FASHION

Senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT recalls a strange event involving the appearance of a rare bird which defied logical explanation.


PASTEL WORK WITH TASTE

I DON’T generally write about or demonstrate typical Christmas recipes at this time of year. There is always so much on offer out there along the turkey, chestnut, cranberry and sprout theme, with variations on the traditional which in my view are sometimes on the gratuitous side.

See Jane Lovett’s recipe in the December/January issue.