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.

Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

This stunning Grade II Listed former pub is steeped in history and retains lots of beautiful original features

Jan Simmonds and David Crellin of Allendale Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in Allendale, Northumberland, which is the first place in the region to have a plan approved

Allendale becomes first North East community to have local plan given seal of approval

The village of Allendale was part of a pioneering national project that asks local people to have their say on future development

Sally Hutt on Warlaw Pike

Northumberland climber ascends 50 hills to raise funds for schools charity

Sally marks 50th birthday year with same number of hill climbs after visit to Kenyan school in need

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

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners



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