Alnwick

David Banks

David Banks: The SNP are standing for Berwick. I offer myself to Plaid Cymru

Journal columnist David Banks on a political twist in Northumberland and a spot of controversy on the railways

Northumberland County Council unveils multi-million pound spending plans

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Northumberland County Council has announced multi-million pound spending plans, including new leisure centres and schools

Newcastle firm wins national award for Alnwick Castle marketing campaign

Alnwick Castle at night
A marketing campaign by Guerilla Communications has beaten national brands including Adidas, O2 and Alton Towers

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

Grieiving dad Alexander Gibson from Berwick welcomes A1 dualling announcement

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Alexander Gibson, whose son (also called Alexander) was killed in a head-on collision on the single carriageway A1 north of Alnwick last November
Father who lost his son in A1 smash welcomes plans to dual the road but wants action and not just talk
David Banks

David Banks: The SNP are standing for Berwick. I offer myself to Plaid Cymru

Journal columnist David Banks on a political twist in Northumberland and a spot of controversy on the railways

Grieiving dad Alexander Gibson from Berwick welcomes A1 dualling announcement

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Alexander Gibson, whose son (also called Alexander) was killed in a head-on collision on the single carriageway A1 north of Alnwick last November
Father who lost his son in A1 smash welcomes plans to dual the road but wants action and not just talk

Your World War One Heroes: See our eighth gallery of readers' family stories and pictures

Guy Murray Harbottle, of Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham, born 1892, died 1917, aged 25
273089 1st/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force)
Michael Hardy of Crawcrook, The Ryton and District War Memorials Project, tells their story: Guy Murray was the fourth son of Martha and the late William Harbottle, of 6 Watsons Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co Durham. Guy was a native of Throckley, Northumberland, his mother was a native of Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. Before enlisting in the 1st/9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (Territorial Force) Guy worked as a miner at Addison Colliery. Guy was severely wounded during the Battle of Arras, France, in April of 1917. He was evacuated back to the UK and was admitted to Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. The hospital was known as the 3rd and 4th Scottish General Hospitals, under the Royal Army Medical Corps, where wounded troops were brought from the continent by train.
Sadly Guy Murray died of his wounds on 18th May 1917. Guy was returned to his home village of Ryton on Tyne where he received full military honours during the burial service. A firing party under the command of sergeant Douglas, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, fired three volleys over the grave. The Last Post was sounded by Corporal Giles and Bugler, Bosworth. Guy's remains lie in Ryton Cemetery, Hexham Old Road, Ryton on Tyne.
Guy received the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal.
Guy Murray Harbottle's burial service
To mark the centenary of the start of WW1, we have created galleries of memories and mementoes which have been passed on through generations of North East families
Alnwick Castle at night

Newcastle firm wins national award for Alnwick Castle marketing campaign

A marketing campaign by Guerilla Communications has beaten national brands including Adidas, O2 and Alton Towers

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne
The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

North East land agent George F White moves into Scotland

Nancy Sloan, Hugh Fell, Michael Bell, Jessica Card, from Geroge F White's Duns office
North land and property specialists George F White expands into Scotland with the opening of an office in Duns

About Alnwick

Alnwick is a small, picturesque market town in north Northumberland and dates back to approximately AD 600. Over the centuries it has thrived as an agricultural centre but now relies on local shops and businesses, such as Barter Books. It is home to Alnwick Castle, one of the homes the Duke of Northumberland, and The Alnwick Gardens.

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