The Runhead in Ryton

Beer Gardens in the North East: Our guide to enjoying some al fresco drinking and dining

Now the better weather is upon us, it's time to enjoy some al fresco drinking and dining and here we give you a few tips on where to go

Embleton Bay, Northumberland

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems

Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK’s favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

The winner of the Northumberland Coast AONB picture competition

Boy at Dunstanburgh Castle wins Northumberland Coast guide photography competition

Visitor's snap capturing spirit of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will front new Northumberland Coast guide

Dunstanburgh Castle has been selected by National Trust experts as one of the top ten secret walks

Northumberland coastal walk makes national Top 10

A spectacular coastal walk in Northumberland has been rated by the National Trust as one of the best in the country

Jenny Lee Smith

Wonderful mix of sport and family poignancy

As a six-year-old in the 1950s Jenny Lee Smith used to pop next door and sneak on to the links of Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland

Bernard Trafford: Life is for living, so let’s raise a glass

Anniversaries ought to be celebrated, such as the 800th anniversary of Dunstanburgh Castle

Monster 37th hole putt for county title

Captain of Northumberland Andrew Minnikin claimed his first county championship with victory at the 37th hole at Tynemouth

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

Castle masterpiece is sold for £2.9m

A WATERCOLOUR masterpiece depicting a Northumberland landmark fetched almost £3m at auction last night.

Firm will appeal on turbines rejection

WIND farm bosses last night confirmed they would appeal against a council decision to refuse their plans for 10 turbines on the outskirts of Alnwick, and warned it could cost taxpayers up to £250,000 if they win.

It’s the jewel at the

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

Homes by the water’s edge

Living by water is a dream for many homebuyers – whether it’s the tranquility of a stream, the excitement of a busy waterfront, or a family home near the coast.

Iben sights set on Journal title

IF today’s Journal Trophy final is to be decided on competitive spirit alone, then Iben Cocker may find she has few peers in the 12-strong field at Ramside Hall.

13th attempt proves lucky

THIS is the 13th year in a row Helen Kipling has entered The Journal Trophy and until this season she had never made it past the club qualifying stage.

Wright’s accurary earns heat triumph

PAM Wright, from the Matfen Hall club, won the Northumberland heat of The Journal Trophy with a nett score of 78 at Dunstanburgh Castle that was two shots over the competition scratch score on a wild, windswept day.

Region supports Champion return

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The Journal Champion of Champions tournament, one of the best-loved events on the golf fixture list, is back this season after an absence of eight years.

Bigger fish are showing at last

At last the bigger fish are starting to show from the boats.

Old defences that never die

Perhaps a bigger surprise than the double forts on the top of Bewick Hill are the twin Second World War pill boxes which share the summit.

Lads make most of great trip

Youngsters from Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club have enjoyed another successful Easter camp.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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Newcastle United Editor
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Sports Writer