Bunnyburgers up their game

LANDOWNERS and gamekeepers have formed a new food alliance aimed at promoting the culinary delights – and year-round availability – of Northumbrian game.

Alnmouth look to keep shining

WHILE most teams have been cursing the rain, Alnmouth have sneaked up the Three Counties Northumberland League almost unnoticed.

Artists put work of architects in frame

AS a first-time visitor to Nunsmoor Play Centre, Sheryl Jenkins wasn’t quite sure what she was looking for.

My Place

Jane Blackburn, Chief Executive at Joined up North gives her My Place.

It's what friends are for

When mum-of-two Joanne Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer her friends did more than just offer their support.

Dad's day sessions make for merry men

Budding Robin Hoods set their sights on the target yesterday as archery winged its way back into fashion in the grounds of a 19th Century mansion.

Big thanks for little girl who defied odds

When pregnant Zoe Bell woke up in bed in a pool of blood, she and her husband Stephen feared they were about to lose their child, who was not due to be born until Christmas Eve - more than three months away.

Chopwell aim to beat the weather

The last thing Chopwell needed after two straight defeats was a cancelled match last weekend, but that's what they got.

Alnmouth set for a charge

Alnmouth are aiming to kick-start their campaign on the back of a rousing win.

Northumberland leagues

Just eight points separate the top four clubs in the Foster's Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League and all have a realistic chance of being crowned champions come September.

I intend to always put my area first

Your editorial on May 31 sets out so clearly the fact that the North East is neglected by this Labour Government, despite 28 of the 30 MPs in the region being in that political party.

Northumberland Leagues review

The race for Foster's Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League's top division was thrown wide open on Saturday with eight points separating the top four.

Dirty tactics claim in row about flats

Families fighting plans to put up three-storey blocks of flats next to their bungalow homes have accused a building company of employing `dirty tactics' after the planning row took a new twist.

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.


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Strains of Victorian melancholy

A once famous Victorian ballad is to be heard again in the latest remarkable happening at Belsay Hall in Northumberland.



Education funding must be made fairer

As some of your readers will know, Saturday, May 19 marked the start of Adult Learners Week 2007.


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A shop that's a corner of France

Stephanie Jarron can sleep easy. Last week, the prospect of running a wine tasting for the first time left her tossing and turning in her bed.

Wine of the WEEK

Château du Bergey, Fronsac, 2005, Belsay Shop, £5.99:

12-hour delay for passengers

Hundreds of angry passengers came close to seeing their dream holiday end before it had started last night after they were grounded for 12 hours at Newcastle.

Ditched waste costs householder £475

A fly tipper who dumped household rubbish in the Northumberland countryside was caught by the "waste police" after leaving incriminating evidence at the scene.

Snapped: filthy fly-tip dumpers who block a major road

A busy road was closed for two hours after a fly-tipper dumped a massive pile of rubbish across the carriageway.

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Appeal for help in tracing fly-tippers

Environment watchdogs yesterday appealed for help in tracking down and prosecuting illegal fly-tippers who dumped more than three tons of rubbish on a country road in Northumberland.

Village fury at rubbish

Furious villagers hit out yesterday after fly-tippers dumped a huge pile of rubbish in the middle of a road - in the latest in a succession of incidents to hit Northumberland.

Peep behind closed doors

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens has once again been transformed, thanks to the artistic efforts of a troupe of top notch film-makers, designers, performers and artists ...

A step back in time

The days of disco are long gone at a Northumberland school.

Millions thrown at the turbines

Landowners in the North-East are being offered staggering sums of money to site wind farms on their property, The Journal can reveal today.

Bungalow neighbours fight plan for flats

Families fighting plans for three-storey blocks of flats next to their bungalow homes have persuaded councillors to check out the impact of the scheme for themselves.

Three Counties Northumberland League

Champions Clara Vale suffered a 41-run defeat on the opening day of The Three Counties Northumberland League programme as Stocksfield served notice of their title effort.

Not a florist!

Owning a flower shop sounds an idyllic and oh-so-pleasant way to earn a living.

Brace yourself for another close race for the championship

The magnificent battle for the 2006 championship, won by Clara Vale on the last day of the season, could be repeated in the forthcoming season.

Protest over 'Ayers Rock' housing plan

Families are fighting a building company amid fears that their quality of life will be ruined by controversial plans for three-storey blocks of flats on land near their bungalows.

A good life for kids down on the farm

They say you should never work with children or animals, but it's proving to be an excellent combination according to families visiting a North farm over the Easter break.

'Epidemic' fears as motorcyclists killed

Two motorcyclists were killed and two more injured on the roads of Northumberland yesterday afternoon.

Stable mates' good turn

Today's Lanarkshire, Renfewshire and Eglinton fixture is expected to attract another bumper crowd to the Overton Farm course near Crossford where a seven-race card with 141 entries kicks off at 1pm.

Schools leap ahead at key learning age

Schools in the North will see mixed results in national league tables for 14-year-olds when they are published today.

First shot is fired against paintball bid

Opposition is growing to plans to stage regular paintball combat games in woodland close to a popular Northumberland beauty spot.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer