View of the North

Northern light: Dunstanburgh Castle viewed from the beach at Newton-by-the- Sea, a favourite family holiday spot of our photographer, reader Mrs Katharine Jepson of Hexham, Northumberland.

Luck rains on McLardy

Helped by a decision to cut the rain-hit Italian Open from 72 to 54 holes - for the third time in six years - South African Andrew McLardy could have a first European Tour win to celebrate along with the birth of his first child this month.

Queuing up for a real treat

Thanks to a poll in Runners World magazine, entries for this year's Alnwick Harriers' 28th Northumberland Coastal Run are flooding in - and the limit of 1,000 for the popular event is fast approaching.

Ladies hoping to win at Slaley

This is the time of year when ladies start scrutinising their club noticeboards for details of the first stage of the race to win The Journal Trophy.

Mick leads the way in Nighthawk match

The best of the catches have again come from venues south of the Tyne.

How the Saint blazed US trail

The first golfer from the UK to play for an American college was Tynesider Ken Saint, who blazed the trail in 1972, the year he was a semi-finalist in the English Amateur Championship.

Two held after attack

A man was in a critical condition in hospital yesterday after a late-night attack.

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.

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Things shaping up for weekend

It's shaping up to be a bumper weekend for family events across the region, with the added bonus of beautiful weather to boot.

Heritage attractions opening their doors free of charge

This year's Heritage Open Days scheme will see over 3,000 buildings across England open their doors free of charge from Thursday to Sunday.

King of the ling

Alan Burdiss' job as a hod carrier certainly helped him when his mackerel-baited daylights were taken by a big fish while fishing off Sarah JFK out of the Tyne.

Plan ahead for the best of summer fun

Now the long school holidays have arrived, most of us are likely to be planning how to make the most of the weather or wondering how best to entertain the family.

Crab sandwich time on coast

Could there be anything better than lunching on fresh local seafood and classic English ale taken at leisure in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

Curry lands in the stew

Prudhoe's James Curry was in with a chance of winning the English Boys Championship at Sherwood Forest until he incurred a four-shot penalty in the third round for using a caddy over the age of 18.

Ian lifts Institute Cup

Newcastle Insurance Institute have staged their annual spring golf tournament in the the lovely surroundings of Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club on the Northumberland coast.

Rescue for boat

A sinking fishing boat was towed back to shore yesterday after its engine room started letting in water.

Double delight for Curry

James Curry enjoyed a magnificent weekend when he pulled off a winning double in great style.

A United front

Newcastle United's county duo Kevin Cademy-Taylor and Simon Lee ended Durham's dominance of the Northumberland and Durham Inter-County Foursomes when they won the title at Seahouses.

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