BARBARA HENDERSON explains why this year it is particularly appropriate to remember the wealthy landowner and politician who bequeathed his estate to the National Trust.
SUSAN BURKE talks to the prolific author Prue Phillipson, who is still busy writing historical novels into her 80s.
IAN KERR explains how the siskin has moved away from its traditional northern forest home to take advantage of commercial woodlands and garden feeders.
By MIKE PRATT, Chief Executive of Northumberland Wildlife Trust explores what it is that makes a landscape, a place or an encounter with wildlife feel uniquely Northumbrian.
ANTHONY TOOLE completes a walk in high country near Wooler where hillforts and mysterious rock markings hint at the activities of our early ancestors.
Being taught veterinary theory is all very well, but as senior vet JOHN PRESCOTT discovered in his student days, there’s no substitute for acquiring valuable practical experience.
JOHN GRUNDY explains how this magazine’s latest home exemplifies a trend away from working in town and city centres.
SUSIE WHITE meets nursery owner and keen compost maker Andrew Davenport at his home north of Corbridge.
SUSAN BURKE visits the Derwent Gorge and Muggleswick Woods National Nature Reserve, on the county’s southern edge.
Modern farming comes in many forms, as STEWART BONNEY discovered when he visited a coastal producer whose crop has been enjoying nationwide acclaim.
ALLAN POTTS describes one of the most rewarding environments for seeing a wide range of wildlife.
GLEN LYNDON DODDS tells the story of Alnwick’s development from the 13th century to the present day.
BRUCE FERGUSON continues his exploration of the natural history, myth, folklore and uses past and present of the trees native to Northumberland with a look at the wych elm.
GORDON WILKINSON samples the atmosphere and bonhomie at one of the county’s point-to-point race meetings.
DENNIS GREEN recalls the early days of his police career nearly half a century ago, when an absence of new technology meant that young constables were left more to their own devices.
HOME COOKING WITH JANE LOVETT
Make mine a double bass – Sea bass with chorizo and butter beans
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