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Allendale is a large village in south west Northumberland and lies within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village’s economy relies heavily on agriculture, mainly sheep farming, and tourism, but its past has strong links with lead-mining smelting and its own railway. It is now popular commuter town for Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tom Beaumont, author of The Accidental Bus Driver

Tom Beaumont tells of life on the buses in debut book The Accidental Bus Driver

An expensive education brings all sorts of advantages, but Tom Beaumont's debut as author owes everything to his life on the buses, as David Whetstone finds out

Above Ninebanks in the North Pennines

£2.7m boost for North Pennines

Two Northumberland valleys are in line for a £2.7m investment which will seek to make the most of their natural and historical qualities

Willow Lodge in Hexham

homemaker featured property - 29 March 2014

Set in private gardens stretching half an acre, this spectacular family home offers a mix of the modern and the traditional

Mary Potsig who has taken a photograph of her daughter Arwen for 365 consecutive days

Mum takes a picture of her daughter every day for a year for online journal

Mary Postig of Allendale took a picture a day for a year of her third daughter Arwen to document the first months of her life

Adam Watson, right, presents Peter Lee with a Border Fine Art figurine

Lifetime achievement honour for Allendale farmer Peter Lee

The NSA Northern Region presented the TI Allinson Memorial Award for lifetime achievement to Peter Lee of Morley Hill near Allendale

Steve Lowe

Cash boost will help to save endangered North East grasslands

Help in safeguarding rare grassland sites in the North East has come from a £300,000 regional share of a national project

David Williamson, managing director of Newcastle Racecourse

Eider Chase race day marked by wildlife-inspired craft beer

Eider Dark Beer, brewed for From the Notebook Ltd at the Allendale Brewery in rural Northumberland, will go on sale in the Border Minstrel pub  located in the racecourse grounds

Tim Hick of Allendale Brewery

Allendale Brewery rebrands and expands thanks to Government grant

A Northumberland brewery is on the up having expanded and rebranded thanks to a £30,000 Government grant

Ruth Finn at Oakpool farm, Allendale, Northumberland

homemaker featured property - 8 February 2014

This former bastle house in Allendale is steeped in history having been built around 1550 by Thomas Wilson

Alston Market Square

'Lives put at risk' as Alston ambulance faces the axe

A community-run ambulance in the remote town of Alston is facing the axe as North West Ambulance Services looks to close the ambulance

Anne Wilson with her partner Harry Thirlwell

Terminally-ill Sparty Lea woman's lifeline road to be re-opened

Anne Wilson has to travel to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle every two weeks for blood transfusions and more regularly for assessments

The varied programme for Haltwhistle Walking Festival has been unveiled

Haltwhistle Walking Festival will put a spring in your step

It’s that time again!  The organisers of Haltwhistle Walking Festival have unveiled their consistently varied programme for Spring 2014

Janet Brown, who disappeared in 2005

Murder suspect Donald Graham denies murdering missing heiress

Donald Graham denies the murder of missing Northumberland heiress Janet Brown and also pleads not guilty to plundering more than £300,000

Limousins in the ring at last year's Northumberland County Show at its new showground at Bywell

Support network set up to help region's agricultural shows

Northumberland County Show secretary Gaynor Scandle is creating a more secure future for the region’s local agricultural shows and events.

Police Marine unit and a local expert walking the river near Hexham searching for Missing Northumberland woman Janis Hall

River experts used in search for missing Northumberland mum Janis Hall

River experts have been drafted in to help in the search for missing Northumberland woman Janis Hall

Missing woman Janis Hall of Catton, near Hexham

Police to search river area for missing Northumberland grandmother Janis Hall

Police will today bring in their marine unit to search for missing Janis Hall

Missing woman Janis Hall of Catton, near Hexham

Children's emotional plea to find missing Northumberland mum

The children of a missing Northumberland woman have made an emotional plea for her to return home for Christmas

Robson Green, takes a look at the phonebox art gallery in the centre of Hexham

Robson Green opens region's smallest art gallery in Hexham phone box

The North East's smallest art gallery has been unveiled by actor Robson Green on the streets of Hexham yesterday

Missing woman Janis Hall of Catton, near Hexham

Police search Northumberland countryside for missing woman Janis Hall

Northumbria Police are searching the countryside in Northumberland for missing 65-year-old Janis Hall from Catton

Red squirrel captured by Northumberland wildlife photographer Will Nicholls

Northumberland red squirrels star in new book

Northumberland wildlife photographer Will Nicholls, 18, has published a book of his red squirrel studies

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Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne



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