Allendale

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.

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

Plans announced to improve Northumberland County Show

New classes and increased prize money on offer at region's largest agricultural event, the Northumberland County Show

The cast of Carry on Mining Ore

Slaley welcomes new comedy play Carry on Mining...Ore

A Carry on play is being peformed at Slaley this weekend, with ore mining the unlikely subject

Launch of Ore 'Some Ale at the Rose and Crown Slaley with BBC Look North Weatherman Paul Mooney

New beer celebrates Northumberland lead mining heritage

Oresome ale marks the latest stage of a history project that has been two years in the making

Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Allen Valleys folk festival set for lift off this weekend

The Allen Valleys Folk Festival will take place in and around Allendale from Friday to Sunday

Customers being served beer

Highlighting the North East at Britain's biggest pub

The Great British Beer Festival saw a North East contingent spreading the word about our great breweries and beers

L-R: Matt Boyle of Wylam Brewery, Claire Lee of Allendale Brewery, Robert Millichamp of Mordue Brewery, Dawn Miles of Anarchy Brewery and Julia Austin of Tyne Bank Brewery

North East brewers left feeling flat at Beer of Britain awards

Beermakers from the region show good humour after not even making the shortlists for Camra's top beer prize

Slaley show 2013

Slaley Show hopes to beat last year's success

Annual show reaches it 155th year and organisers are hopeful for sunshine after previous runs of bad weather

An image of Jesus and a soldier in the stained glass windows at Trinity Methodist Church in Allendale

Sad story behind stained glass window found in Allendale church is revealed

A missing stained glass window has been found in a church after wartime research by a fan of the artist

Puffin Willa Story, from Unique In Glass is a stained glass mosaic artist based at Eastgate, Hexham. She is taking part in the Art Tour

Put yourself in the frame with our online Art Tour gallery

The final weekend of the Art Tour 2014 will see almost 50 artists exhibiting and offering insight into their creative practice

Allendale based artist Jina Gelder

Wildlife artist Jina Gelder makes her Art Tour debut

If it’s June it must be the Art Tour. David Whetstone looks at the annual artistic blossoming and talks to first-time participant Jina Gelder

Brew Dog general manger Helen Davison

So many summer beers to choose from - if you're in the know

With so many great summer beers, where do you start when choosing your favourite? At least consider the best of craft, argues Richard Fletcher

Dave Coulson

Local chefs are on starters' orders to whet the appetite at The Journal's Taste of the County

Masterchef talents will be joined by over 50 stallholders in food and drink marquee at Northumberland County Show\n

Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Allendale will be centre for Allen Valleys Folk Festival

Acts already signed up for the Allen Valleys Folk Festival are North East band Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, and Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, winners of last year’s Best Emerging Talent award at Glastonbury

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

Videos & Photos

Angelinas Christmas By Katharine Holabird Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books have recommended their top 10 picks for Christmas Eve family reads

Newcastle's Seven Stories chooses the top 10 Christmas Eve family reads

The press launch at the Sage music centre in Gateshead

Happy 10th birthday Sage Gateshead! Have a look at our gallery which covers the best moments

David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria health chief joins medical director of the NHS to discuss future of urgent and emergency care

 

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