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Dominique Dowson, 19 months, with mum Leanne Dodd

Cancer diagnosis delays cost toddler her eye sight believes Hexham mum

19-month-old Dominique Dowson from Hexham had to undergo an operation to remove her eye after she developed cancer

Wildlife educator Hunter Adair brings North East countryside to life

Hunter Adair from Hexham, who has produced a DVD on the countryside
What Hunter Adair doesn't know about the countryside can't be worth knowing. David Whetstone meets the lifelong countryman

National Trust chief backs MPs defending Northumberland green belt

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust
MPs campaigning to defend green belt land across Northumberland have gained a powerful ally

Food bank referrals in the North East rise 463% in one year

One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks
The scale of food poverty in the North East was laid bare today by figures which show food bank referrals have almost quintupled in a single year

Demolition plans for former Hexham swimming pool divides opinion

A photo montage showing how McCarthy and Stone's retirement homes at the site of the former swimming pool in Hexham would look
Plans to build retirement homes on the site of a former swimming pool in Hexham have divided opinion
Dominique Dowson, 19 months, with mum Leanne Dodd

Cancer diagnosis delays cost toddler her eye sight believes Hexham mum

19-month-old Dominique Dowson from Hexham had to undergo an operation to remove her eye after she developed cancer

National Trust chief backs MPs defending Northumberland green belt

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust
MPs campaigning to defend green belt land across Northumberland have gained a powerful ally

Food bank referrals in the North East rise 463% in one year

One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks
The scale of food poverty in the North East was laid bare today by figures which show food bank referrals have almost quintupled in a single year
Julie Sedgewick, champion Nicola Chappelhow, reserve champion Angela Chappelhow

Young farmers star at Hexham and Northern Marts contest

Nicola Chappelhow and her sister Angela, from Penrith Young Farmers, were the stars of the Hexham and Northern Marts' overwintered calves contest

Beef expo bid to teach children about origins of food

Samantha Murray of Hexham and Northern Marts
Education will be an important aspect of the National Beef Association's Beef Expo in Hexham later this year. Jo Blakemore takes a look

Top judge at County Show to be longtime competitior and sponsor

Geoff Hubbuck
The prestigious Champion of Champions judge at Northumberland County Show will be longtime competitior Geoff Hubbuck

About Hexham

Hexham is a market town 25 miles west of Newcastle, located in the Tyne Valley in the county of Northumberland. It is surrounded by small towns and villages including Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield & Wylam to the east; Acomb & Bellingham to the north; Alston & Allendale to the south; and Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill & Haltwhistle to the west.

Videos & Photos

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

Biker Paul Green with Grant Anderson and David Kennedy of Newcastle Harley Davidson

Northumberland biker's funeral procession to go ahead thanks to the Journal

Photo issued by the RNLI of the MV Danio, aground after it hit rocks on the Farne Islands

Report slams bosses of ship which ran aground on Farne Islands

 

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