A shore thing for a local hero

Diners are being invited to eat their way along the Northumberland coastline from today [FRI] as a Seahouses restaurant relaunches its menu to focus on local produce.

Match is exciting prospect

The latest in a series of Journal initiatives was unveiled yesterday with the news that the Newcastle and District League will play The Journal Dream Team in an inaugural challenge match at the Prudhoe club on Tuesday July 3.

In my view

There is something positive about arriving back in the North-East. I have heard many people talk about the warm glow as they see Durham Cathedral or cross the River Tyne on the train back from London.

Longhirst press ahead after blow

The junior section at Longhirst Hall Golf Course are certainly not resting on their laurels following the rejection of their application to join the North Northumberland junior golf league.

Time to reward yourself with just a bit of luxury

Luxury homes are an aim for many people. Homemaker picks a great selection to choose from across the region.

Pro-Am boom time

The Northumbria Police tournament is staged under the auspices of the PGA North-East North-West Region, who are enjoying an upsurge in Pro-Ams this season.

Toon and Country

We must have sounded as gossipy as farmers after a funeral, clucking away just like the hens I'd left riding the (free and organic) range back on the Rio Tweed.

The path to fitness

Robbie Redpath, the former Newcastle Falcons conditioner , was a delegate to the World Golf Fitness Summit at Coronado Springs in Orlando, Florida.

Dougherty lets lead slip again

Nick Dougherty worryingly saw yet another tournament title chance slide away in Milan yesterday.

Longhirst youngsters' blow

Longhirst Hall's sense of achivement in seeing their junior section increase from 38 to 80 in two years has been tempered by the disappointment of seeing the youngsters turned down for a place in the North Northumberland Junior League for 2008.

Keep us informed on the leagues

Hexham, the reigning Hadrian League champions and winners of the title five times in the last six years, are the top cats of league golf in the North-East.

Twins with their eye on the ball

As the golf season gets into full swing - the Newcastle and District League tees off tonight - nobody around the four men's leagues in the area is enjoying the cut and thrust of competition more than 19-year-old identical twins Luke and Mark Kilmister.

Let the games begin

Northumberland county captain Kevin Cademy Taylor outlined his team's title-winning season in Golf North East last year - and he's back to chart the country's progress in 2007 too.

Sea fever exerts hold on very many buyers

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A home near the coast is an aspiration for many, and with numerous developments in both established and up-and-coming areas, more would-be buyers can enjoy the beauty of the North-East coastline.

North sights on double

It was one of the biggest shocks of the amateur golfing year when Northumberland carried off the Northern Counties League Championship.

You won't do a Woosie if you read up with Duffy

We've got plenty of fresh ideas aimed at club golfers simmering away on the back burner here at The Journal and we're delighted to announce the first of them will make its debut on the sports pages this Saturday.

Luxury properties for the discerning home buyer

Although larger executive detached homes are becoming more of a rarity, there are currently some excellent luxury homes on the market for those with a generous budget.

Ton of progress for county men

Should you need convincing golf assists longevity, the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs are in their centenary season and the oldest guy around is almost the same age.

There's just no stopping versatile Michael

Michael Ball at Newcastle City Hall

A capital campaign for Tees

A huge banner showing Tees Valley in all its glory is set to wow commuters in London.

Festival to bring light into communities

The organisers of a festival of lights in Northumberland this winter are offering local people the chance to illuminate any object of their choice.

Illumination treatment for attractions

The Woodhorn museum, near Ashington, will be illuminated at night from October 28 onwards.

See the highlights of the North-East

An iconic castle in the North-East will be lit up and a remote hillside will glow for miles around during a dazzling series of displays this winter.

North's leading lights

Northumberland is set to host the biggest light show in the country - with a host of landmark buildings and attractions being lit up.

Pride of the North

Tourism bosses responsible for promoting the North-East around the world visited the region over the weekend on a fact-finding mission.

Play through pain

Injury-prone David Howell yesterday admitted only the prospect of winning the Order of Merit had persuaded him to play this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Garrick is the comeback King

North East youngster Garrick Porteous produced a remarkable comeback at the British Boys Championship at Royal Aberdeen.

Ghosts could boost castle

A haunted castle is hoping for a surge in visitor numbers after its ghostly goings-on were featured in a popular TV show.

Sports shorts

Zara wins top title

Another view from the top

In The Journal last week, we reported how a four-shot penalty at a single hole had prevented Stocksfield's Chris Paisley from winning the Camerons Open at Ponteland.

Can anybody beat Burton?

Yet another offering for our "can anybody beat this" section - plus a "somebody has beaten that" in the case of Darren Smith's 60 at Arcot Hall.

Northumberland's 'pot' too hot for red rose

The second game in the Northern Counties League saw the visit of Lancashire to Whitley Bay.

The sword that was fit for a king

An ancient sword unearthed by archaeologists at a Northumberland castle has been hailed as unique.

Bid to trace family

Police in Manchester are appealing for the public's help to trace the family of a former Hexham man.

A flexible friend makes a difference

A small army of people have become involved in the considerable challenge of transforming Journal Golf Correspondent Tim Taylor from a hopeless hacker into a decent practitioner of the sport.

Nurse off to the beach for fundraising walk

Nurse Doreen Reynolds has been so moved by her job treating cystic fibrosis patients, she is helping to organise a beach walk to raise money for research into the condition.

A peaceful haven by the seaside

Waking up to the sound of the sea is a luxury which David Donaldson won't relinquish when he sells his beautiful Edwardian home on the Northumberland coast.

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