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Hexham

One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks

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

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

Labour MPs reluctantly back North East super council

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead
The North East Combined Authority has secured the reluctant backing of the region's Labour MPs, as well as Government support, and is now ready to act as what its creators say will be a new voice for the region

National recognition for Northumberland ancient history

One of the designated prehistoric rock art sites at Ketley Crag, near Chatton
Seventeen of the mysterious cup and ring carvings in Northumberland have been scheduled as Ancient Monuments by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport following advice from English Heritage

Public consultation on the future of Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall has been the focus of protests by MPs over Government funding cuts and the demise of the Hadrian's Wall Trust
One of the Trussell Trust's foodbanks

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

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

Labour MPs reluctantly back North East super council

Ian Mearns MP for Gateshead
The North East Combined Authority has secured the reluctant backing of the region's Labour MPs, as well as Government support, and is now ready to act as what its creators say will be a new voice for the region
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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