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Haltwhistle is a small town in Northumberland dating back to Roman times. It expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries due to coal mining in the area and its close proximity to the main Newcastle to Carlisle road and railway line. Paint manufacture then became the town’s major industry, but now the tourist industry dominates the economy.

Reader Adam Powell's picture of a fly-tipped divan bed in a car park on the National Cycle Network near Lambley Viaduct in Northumberland

Fly-tippers dump divan bed in scenic Northumberland beauty spot

Irresponsible fly-tippers have illegally dumped a bed along part of the National Cycle Network in Northumberland

Tyneside and Northumberland Pubs of the Year show strength in depth

Some old faces and a few new names appear on the list of pub of the year winners

Gareth Preece the owner of the newly thatched 18 century shed in Tow House, Northumberland

Restoration saves rare Northumberland heather barn

A restoration project has saved a unique grade II listed Northumberland barn with a heather-thatched roof

The Allen Banks bridge after being damaged by flooding last year

Funding plea to restore Victorian 'wobbly' bridge at Allen Banks

The National Trust has launched a cash appeal to help restore a flood damaged historic suspension bridge in Northumberland

The varied programme for Haltwhistle Walking Festival has been unveiled

Haltwhistle Walking Festival will put a spring in your step

It’s that time again!  The organisers of Haltwhistle Walking Festival have unveiled their consistently varied programme for Spring 2014

The demand for emergency food parcels from banks such as this is on the rise as North East families struggle to put food on the table

Working families turn to West Northumberland food bank

The demand for emergency food parcels to help struggling families put food on the table is on the rise

Melkridge Hall in Melkridge near Haltwhistle who have caused an argument about access

Melkridge Hall lane row family has second blocked path

A family at Melkridge Hall which blocked a lane popular with villagers has a second blocked footpath on its property

Rare albino blackbird spotted in Northumberland town centre

An unusual albino blackbird has been spotted in the Northumberland town of Haltwhistle by a bird enthusiast couple

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Freeze all councillors' allowances in Northumberland, independent panel says

Councillors' basic allowances in Northumberland should be frozen, an independent panel is recommending

Missing Seaham business man Peter Jackson

The car of missing County Durham man Peter Jackson has been found

The car of missing Seaham businessman Peter Jackson has been found in Northumberland

Housebuilder awards for Linden Homes

Linden Homes has scooped the top spot in two categories at the 2013 Housebuilder Awards

A map showing plans for affordable housing

Northumberland councillors at war over affordable homes plans

Rival councillors in Northumberland have come to blows over plans for five years of new affordable house building

The General Havelock Inn, Haydon Bridge

Quiz night at the General Havelock in Haydon Bridge

A charity Quiz night at the General Havelock Inn (Haydon Bridge) will take place on Tuesday November 12th at 8.15pm

Haltwhistle Craft Fair

Make a day of it in Western Tynedale at Haltwhistle Craft Fair

Make a day of it in Western Tynedale and visit the 27th Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle

Residents of Halton Lea Gate

Hartleyburn Parish Council faces huge legal bill

A tiny parish council in Northumberland is faced with finding upwards of £10,000 after losing a high court battle with an opencast developer

Brian Burnie at the erection of the stone obelisk marking the starting point and source of the Tyne River at Deadwater Farm

Stone pillar laid at Kielder will provide source of strength

An RAF helicopter has lifted a stone obelisk into place to mark the source of the North Tyne and to give strength to those affected by cancer

Haltwhistle Walking Festival fast approaching

The Autumn Haltwhistle Walking Festival is fast approaching and due to start on 5th October

The Sage Gateshead Music Centre with the Baltic

North East foundation distributes £1.2m to Sage and other projects

Northumberland-based Stuart Halbert Foundation is handing out £500,000 to the Sage Gateshead

Preparations are well underway for the 27th Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle

Haltwhistle Art and Craft Fair preparations well underway

Preparations are now well underway for the 27th Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle taking place in the Masonic Hall

Holmes and Watson, part of programme for Highlights touring theatre scheme

Dramatic Highlights for autumn tour of far-flung venues

There’s no place too small for a touring company with big ideas. Barbara Hodgson previews Highlights’ autumn plans to show off for local communities

Videos & Photos

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne

Newcastle's Tim Krul (R) remonstrates with Swansea's Ashley Williams (C) as Newcastle's Vernon Anita (2nd R) and Cheick Tiote try to intervene

Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2: Stuart Rayner's match analysis



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