Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland nominations

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland finalists: LS Lowry in Berwick, The 150th Northumberland Miners' Picnic and 3Run

Free running in Hexham Abbey, Berwick through Lowry's eyes and the best and biggest of anniversary picnics made the shortlist

Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: The finalists for each category are announced

Nadine Shah, Great North Run Million, Hyde and Beast, Alison Carr, Steamsong, Joe Hillier and Beamish are among the nominees

Alexander McCall Smith

The 10th Hexham Book Festival opens for business

Authors and publishers will be heading for Hexham in the coming days to entertain and educate about the literary world

Durham University's world-renowned Business School which was redeveloped with input from Turner & Townsend

North East sales top £10m at Turner and Townsend

Turnover at Turner and Townsend is set to rise this coming financial year - and 75% of the budgeted figure is covered by forward orders

Angel of the North

Where does the North East come in the list of lottery hits and misses

As National Lottery operators Camelot marks its big birthday, Barbara Hodgson recalls what lottery cash has added up to for the North East

Guy Bradley (centre) in the trenches

Northumberland soldier's archive inspires theatre production

Northumberland soldier Guy Laing Bradley recorded his time on the First World War front line at Ypres

Service at Hexham Abbey for the 500th anniversary of the battle of Hornshole

Scots invade Hexham to mark 500-year anniversary of the Battle of Hornshole

Special service at Hexham Abbey seals friendship that stems from 1514 feud

Hexham Abbey

Scots invade Hexham to put the past behind them

Hexham and Hawick make amends, 500 years on from the Battle of Hornshole

The wedding of Alice Beaumont and Richard Maxey at Hexham Abbey

Society bride Hon Alice Beaumont weds Richard Maxey at Hexham Abbey

Alice Beaumont, the second daughter of Lord and Lady Allendale of Bywell Castle, Stocksfield couple announced the engagement in August

The Crosby Garrett Roman cavalry helmet

Experts probe mystery of Roman helmet find in the North East

It was almost four years ago that a County Durham father and son unearthed one of the most spectacular archaeological finds of recent years while on a metal detector trip to a remote fellside

Canon Graham Usher with the Abbey plans

Contractor appointed to £3.2m Hexham Abbey project

Hexham Abbey has appointed a specialist building contractor to begin work on its £3.2m restoration project

4 Girls 4 Harps will play at Hexham Abbey Festival

Girls with harps descend on Hexham

A novelty of this year's Hexham Abbey Festival is a harp quartet.  David Whetstone talks to founder member Harriet Adie

Queen's Hall Arts in Hexham announces new season

The 30th anniversary season at Hexham’s Queen’s Hall Arts Centre begins next month

Tinderbox burning with bright ideas

THREE distinct individuals, three free spirits and three assorted opinions – the recipe for instability?

Take the tinsel art tour

It’s a dilemma familiar to anyone accustomed to the hectic run-up to Christmas.

Four reasons to savour Four Seasons

CANDLES, mulled wine and seasonable classics make the annual Candlelit Christmas Concert Tour a potentially first rate festive treat for music lovers.

teaser: Laurence Shelley

Bust sparks Wall odyssey

PEOPLE are motivated by many different things to embark on epic journeys.

Town says its farewell to stalwart ex-mayor

HUNDREDS of mourners filled Hexham Abbey yesterday to pay their last respects to a former town mayor.

Rural area loses a devoted councillor

A POPULAR former mayor has died of cancer. Barry Pickering, who was mayor of Hexham in Northumberland for a two-year term that ended last May, died at home in the town on Saturday.

Tributes unite the generations

VETERANS and their families stood side-by-side with serving soldiers yesterday to remember those injured and killed in the line of duty.


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