Bikers and Duchess turn out to back event for elderly people

Alnwick Gardens was transformed at the weekend as bikers from around the region descended on the venue to back the Elderberries programme set up to help lonely and isolated elderly people in Northumberland

Memorial concert for Alnwick Music Society vice-chairman

Concert pianist Kathryn Stott will play at a memorial concert in Alnwick Castle

Rothbury hotel owner brings in specialists to sell property

A specialist firm has been brought in to find a buyer for a well-known Northumberland hotel

Students artwork brightens up Alnwick Garden

Sculptures by fine art students at Newcastle College are on show at the Duchess of North umberland’s Alnwick Garden

In pictures: Prince William and Harry attend wedding of Lady Melissa Percy

High society came North at the weekend as Alnwick hosted the wedding of the year.

Alnwick gets ready for Duke of Northumberland's daughter's wedding

DETAILS have been announced of the North’s society wedding of the year, which is set to take place this weekend.

Former Disneyland boss becomes joint chief executive of Alnwick Garden

THE man behind the magic of Disney is coming to Alnwick to spearhead an ambitious bid to turn the Northumberland town into one of the world’s top tourist destinations.

Coloccini’s happy as an adopted Geordie

FABRICIO Coloccini emerges from a side room at Newcastle United’s Darsley Park training ground clutching an English text book.

Clean-up operation needed after Treehouse fire

A FIRE broke out at Alnwick Garden’s Treehouse last night, sparking a salvage operation after the wooden structure was waterlogged.

My place - Martin Duffy

MARTIN, 46, is a professional magician. He has been performing magic full-time for more than 20 years but before that he used to sell magic in London to other magicians.

It makes you proud

DURHAM Cathedral and Castle is the place which makes residents feel most proud in the North-East according to an online poll.

Last resting place for dukes and duchesses

THE Duke and Duchess of Northumberland have commissioned a new burial ground for themselves and their descendants overlooking their ancestral seat.

Sir John plans huge tourist attraction

THE North-East could gain another huge tourist attraction at the hands of business tycoon Sir John Hall as he undertakes a massive restoration project at his showpiece mansion.

RMT provides wide range of support

AT one time, buying the family groceries meant visiting several shops.

It’s the jewel at the

EXPERIENCE the magic of Alnwick, lying in the heart of Northumberland just 30 miles north of Newcastle.

Hotel plan by Duke is facing rejection

A BID by the Duke of Northumberland to build a major new hotel for visitors to his ancestral home town could be scuppered by council planners next week.

Garden to lead fight against turbines bid

ONE of the North-East’s biggest visitor attractions is to lead the fight against plans for a wind farm in Northumberland.

Quality service from Sintons

SINTONS’ confident and consistent upward progress continues to be reflected in its increasing prominence among the North-East legal sector.

Prince is king of castle with soldiers

HUNDREDS turned out to see Prince Charles as he visited Northumberland at the weekend.

Black Rory inspiration

THERE is one short word that describes the sheer joy contained in a glass of whisky.

Brothers battle illness

TWO devoted brothers spoke of their shared optimism for the future yesterday after both fell victim to male breast cancer within six years of each other.

Harry's magic helps pull in the tourists

FILM portrayals of the Potters – Harry and Beatrix – have provided a huge boost for tourism in the region, a new report will today reveal.

Magical night for 80s concert

THOUSANDS of devoted music fans braved the rain at the weekend to enjoy an evening of unabashed nostalgia as a galaxy of 1980s pop stars performed in the shadow of Alnwick Castle.

Show’s a real washout

HEAVY rain has washed out an annual tournament which attracts thousands of visitors.

Treasures are found at the Antiques Roadshow

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TREASURES from lofts, sheds, drawers and the backs of cupboards were out on display in the North yesterday when the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow rolled into Alnwick.

Magic comes to an end

With Harry Potter fever set to grip the nation once again, Daniel Thomson looks at the past, present and future of J K Rowling’s record breaking phenomenon.

Play's a bard act to follow

Shakespeare in the great outdoors heads to the region later this month.

Treasures welcomed

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Bosses at the BBC's Antiques Roadshow yesterday said there was still time to get in touch with them before the programme arrives at Alnwick Castle.

European cash brings rosy future for tourism

One of the most inspirational developments for decades, The Alnwick Garden has rapidly become a leading light in the North East's drive to promote itself as an exceptional destination for tourism, culture and learning.

Luxury living by the Heritage Coast

Many of us spend lots of time wondering which colours are fashionable, or wishing we had the courage to move away from cream, choose bold prints or add striking accessories to our homes.

All eyes will be on Miss China at the Garden

Three billion eyes will be focused on a Northumberland tourist spot next month, when it plays host to a key stage of the Miss China competition.

Demand for lollipops

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The hunt is on for more lollipop ladies or men in South Tyneside to help improve road safety.

Mother in alarms call

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A mother whose family were lucky to escape a house fire have backed a campaign for people to have smoke detectors fitted in their homes.

Labour escape big meltdown many expected

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They may have escaped a beating in the North-East, but across Britain it was a different story.

Tourism's top brass get out in the fun

Top brass from the world of tourism are changing places this week, to get closer to the North-East attractions they are helping to promote.

Homes bid in trouble

Planners at North Tyneside Council are recommending rejection of a bid for houses and industrial units at Benton Square Industrial Estate.

Lucky John's Midas touch with history

A holiday in the North-East ended with visitor John Minns having an unexpectedly close shave with ancient history.

More reasons for the Percy Lion to lick lips

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The straight, stiff tail of the Percy Lion is getting ready to wag.

Tourist attractions on award shortlist

Four tourist attractions in the North-East are in the running for a top national award.

Rescue plan on the menu

A vicar is offering to cook a slap-up Sunday lunch for two - to help stop her leaning church from toppling into a river.


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