Belsay village

Unless we build affordable homes, villages will no longer be living, working communities

Journal columnist Kate Thick says tackling the housing crisis - and doing so fairly - must be the priority for the next Government

Julie Porksen, from Hepscott

Failed SNP bid to stand in Berwick was about publicity not devolution, says Lib Dem

SNP's Christine Grahame had hoped to stand in Berwick at May's General Election but the move was vetoed by her party

Villagers from Fenrother, near Morpeth, celebrate plans for a Wind Farm at the village being refused

Northumberland anti-wind campaigners welcome greenbelt reversal

Anti-wind campaigners near Morpeth have welcomed Northumberland County Council's change of heart on a greenbelt extension

John Sadler, from Belsay and his new book, Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field

Northumberland history lover brings alive one of Britain's bloodiest battles

John Sadler's new book Blood Divide: A Novel of Flodden Field promises to appeal to lovers of fiction and fact alike

Rachel Blaylock

Ponteland school prepares for emotional day after death of student Rachel Blaylock

A Northumberland school is preparing for an emotional results day following the death of a popular student

The scene of the two accidents on the A696 outside Ponteland

Ponteland councillor speaks of "very dangerous" road

The stretch of road where Rachel Blaylock was killed has been labelled "very dangerous"

Seven of Northumberland's tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out

Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism'

Seven Northumberland tourist attractions have been cited for helping older guests enjoy stress-free days out by mature travellers

The Walls family enjoy the new interactive game at Belsay

App designed at Newcastle University brings historic Belsay Hall to life

Newcastle University experts have designed a new interactive game giving visitors to Belsay Hall a whole new experience

Rachel Batchelor Homemaker Belsay

Homemaker featured property: Belsay period property oozes rural charm

The charming period property in Belsay, Northumberland, has been her family home for almost 40 years

Photographs of Tom Sharpe, at Throcklington Church

Ashes of writer Tom Sharpe buried at ceremony in remote Northumberland church yard

Author buried with a bottle of whisky, a cigar and his favourite pen

Dame Margaret Barbour at Belsay Castle as she previews the Belsay Horse Trials

Belsay Horse trials expected to attract thousands to Northumberland

Popular equestrian event the Belsay Horse Trials gets underway today at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Sharon Gray's winning photo of Belsay Hall gardens, which won the Northumberland County Council Residents' Festival photo contest

Snap happy Ponteland mum to give photo contest prize to son

Sharon Willow Gray won Northumberland County Council's Residents' Festival prize with a picture of Belsay Hall

A salmon angler casts a fly

Game angling: Environment Agency reveal Tyne upstream counts

The River Tyne upstream count for March was 30 - compared with a high of 144 for the same month in 2012

Author of Counting Sheep, Philip Walling

Former farmer celebrates roots with new book Counting Sheep

Former sheep farmer and barrister Philip Walling is now a published author with his new book titled Counting Sheep

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Rainbows galore at Lockwood Beck

There was a good turnout for the opening day of the season at Lockwood Beck, with 61 anglers landing 786 rainbows to 10lb

Julie Porksen, from Hepscott

In defence of those who create the region's landscape

Famer's daughter, economist and parliamentary candidate, Julie Porksen, looks at why agricultural policy has to change

The children at Kielder castle Scarlet Mumby, Tom Storey, Jenson Mumby, Lucy Nichol, Jakin Iden and Ben Storey

Kielder First School pupils get photographing for art show in Bellingham

Children from a Northumberland school captured one of Kielder's most famous sights as part of an Arts Award project

From left, Wingate residents John Thompson, Catherine Thompson, Catherine Pape and Tom Pape

Anger as Northumberland green belt plans omit turbine sites

Anti-wind campaigners have voiced anger at moves to delete proposed turbine sites from a proposed green belt extension

Children across the UK have been starting school this week

Tom Gutteridge talks about his daughter's first day at school

On Wednesday my daughter aged by about two years. It happened right in front of us, in an extraordinary transformation at exactly 8am

All of the winners at the Love Northumberland Finals at Alnwick Gardens

Community groups honoured at Love Northumberland awards

The Love Northumberland awards honoured 11 organisations and two schools at a ceremony held at The Alnwick Garden last night


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