The skulls teaching aid from Longhirst Hall

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

Strange teaching aid featuring Caucasian, negroid, Native American and Australian skulls in auction surprise

Longhirst Hall in Northumberland

Plans to turn former wedding venue Longhirst Hall into private homes

Building's owners lodge planning application to convert it to 31 homes, reinstating the use for which it was built in the early 19th century

Members of the Moore family and their relatives from around the world, at Longhirst Hall near Morpeth

Former owners of Longhirst Hall return for reunion

A family which once owned Longhirst Hall was yesterday welcomed back to the venue as part of a reunion, despite its closure

Laura and Paul McCutcheon from Wallsend

Miracle wedding for couple due to get married at Longhirst Hall day after it closed

Laura Guthzeit and Paul McCuteheon had to change wedding the day before due to Longhirst Hall closing

Longhirst Hall in Northumberland

Longhirst Hall closure leaves staff out of work and in shock

Weddings booked at popular Northumberland hotel Longhirst Hall will not go ahead after the venue closed on Friday

Adam Patrick and Sam Lewins whose dream wedding is in tatters after Longhirst Hall went into administration

Longhirst Hall closes its doors leaving couples without a wedding venue

Longhirst Hall, near Morpeth in Northumberland, closed yesterday morning after the company which operates the hotel ceased trading

Leading disabled golfer Kevin Harmison

Leading disabled golfer Kevin Harmison feels let down by sponsors

Top disabled golfer Kevin Harmison feels he's being denied support by his sponsors Sweetspot

Tony McLure

Tony McLure picks up first national senior trophy

Tony McLure, winner of a record six Durham County championships, has at last broken a string of near misses in national events during his first season as a senior golfer

England Boys golfer Jake Storey from Alnmouth

Generation gap makes for fascinating Champion of Champions

A Durham County championship record holder and two England Boys internationals are part of a strong group aiming for glory at Close House

A perfect setting and all-inclusive delegate deals

LONGHIRST Hall in Northumberland offers excellent fully equipped conference facilities in a stunning and peaceful location.

From mansion mystery to bucks fizz boogie

HAVE you booked your Christmas party yet?

Entrepreneurs move to the fore in a busy week of activities

ENTREPRENEURS are set to benefit from a week of enterprise initiatives.

Price cut at Matfen

MATFEN HALL are doing well in the bright ideas department. They were to host a golf day for Paul Collingwood’s benefit year tomorrow – but now he’s been made England’s one-day cricket captain, they were asked this week to postpone it.

Region supports Champion return

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The Journal Champion of Champions tournament, one of the best-loved events on the golf fixture list, is back this season after an absence of eight years.

Students pass sporting exam to claim title

The Northern Universities Student Club community team (NUSC-CC Elite) were bowled over after winning the European Cricket Championship title.

Book tips on holidays

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Holidaymakers in Northumberland are being urged to use their local library to swot up on their destinations before jetting off for the sun this summer.

Cricketing students to face a charity challenge

Young cricketers from Ireland and Scotland are to take on the best student cricketers in the North-East in a charity European championship at Longhirst Hall this week.

A true rural retreat

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Location, location, location was the main draw for Harry and Heather Robinson when they bought Longhirst Dairy Cottage 14 years ago.

Longhirst press ahead after blow

The junior section at Longhirst Hall Golf Course are certainly not resting on their laurels following the rejection of their application to join the North Northumberland junior golf league.

Death of teenager

A teenager died in hospital after paramedics were called to his home yesterday.


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