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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.

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

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.

Videos & Photos

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

Crowds turned out to watch Frozen, part of Monument Movies

Fun in the sun as Monument Movies returns to Newcastle

Artists impression of the Hitachi Newton Aycliffe facility

Watch how Newcastle firm use drone technology to showcase Hitachi construction



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