Hexham

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open
The new fitness zone and bowling alley at Eldon Leisure form part of a £3m investment plan by North Country Leisure

NBA Beef Expo celebrates changing face of UK beef farming industry

David Thirwell with the Stabiliser herd at JSRs Givendale Farm, which will be included in the farm tours at the NBA Beef Expo 2015
Despite sector challenges, organisers are hopeful farmers will benefit from networking and advice on everything from technology to consumer demands

Rising export sales add fizz to Hexham drinks maker Fentimans' turnover

Eldon Robson, owner of Fentimans, with some of the soft drinks they produce
The Hexham-based botanically-brewed drinks makers grew sales to £15.3m, driven by rising export sales.

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber
If you like the books of David Almond and Ann Coburn, here's another name to watch. Chloe Daykin, who was coached by them both, tells David Whetstone about her first novel which had publishers clamouring.
George Osborne sits down after delivering his Budget statement to the House of Commons

Chancellor backs North Sea gas and oil but is criticised for failing to tackle infrastructure

Labour react as George Osborne makes his final Budget before the General Election

Kate Thick: As a species we are jolly good at putting our head in the sand

Syrian refugee boy Heval, with a bady injured leg suffered in bombing attack, mum Nuseiba at the Qushtapa refugee camp near Erbil in Kurdish Iraq
Journal columnist Kate Thick on why she wants to slap David Cameron and his cronies across the face

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

Children at school raising their hands
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland
Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open
The new fitness zone and bowling alley at Eldon Leisure form part of a £3m investment plan by North Country Leisure

NBA Beef Expo celebrates changing face of UK beef farming industry

David Thirwell with the Stabiliser herd at JSRs Givendale Farm, which will be included in the farm tours at the NBA Beef Expo 2015
Despite sector challenges, organisers are hopeful farmers will benefit from networking and advice on everything from technology to consumer demands

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

Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

Property gallery: Historic Allendale home is hot property

Ami Tadaa, of Heaton, Newcastle, who is launching the UK's only cashew nut cheese company for vegans called Tyne Chease

Newcastle vegan cheese company about to launch unique product in the UK

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

 

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