The Bower, Tarset, Northumberland, for sale through Strutt and Parker at £1.1m

Property gallery: Secluded and quiet retreat in beautiful Tarset

As befits its name, The Bower offers privacy and tranquillity set amid peaceful rural surroundings

Wartime life will be recreated at Kielder in a Live Action Roleplay which has been devised by artist Matt Stokes Naval Personnel

Tyneside artist Matt Stokes re-creates wartime life at Kielder event

Artist Matt Stokes has devised a Live Action Roleplay (LARP) which will bring a little-known piece of Kielder's wartime history to life

Flowers at Kielder

Wildlife survey aims to protect Kielder wildlflower riches

Miles of Kielder road verges are being surveyed for wild flowers which are a haven for butterflies and bees

Director of the Tyne Rivers Trust, Susan Mackirdy at the River Tyne, Corbridge

Tyne Rivers Trust director tackling cycle trek to raise fishing charity cash

Director of the Tyne Rivers Trust , Susan Mackirdy, is to cycle 204 miles to mark the 10th birthday of the organisation

Former Brown Rigg Boarding School pupils

Former Northumberland boarding school pupils return for reunion

It has been 27 years since Brown Rigg boarding school, situated high on the Northumberland fells, said farewell to its last batch of pupils

Zoe Hall at the Kielder Viaduct

Kielder Viaduct marks 10th heritage anniversary

Blacksmiths gather for the 10th anniversary of ironwork panels being added to Kielder Viaduct

Wind turbines

National park bosses call for better joint working on wind energy

Northumberland national park bosses are calling for better joint working with neighbouring authorities on wind energy

Bistro 21, Aykley Heads House, Durham

Secret Diner Awards 2013: Nominations revealed

It’s awards time again. Earlier this week, the nominations for The Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood season of glamour, intrigue and surprises

Eve Kean at her home in Bellingham

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Being part of a close-knit community was an important factor when Eve and Bruce Kean chose to move to the North East around 13 years ago

Hesleyside Hall which is being opened up for Glamping

Historic Northumberland hall opens to holidaymakers

Hesleyside Hall in Northumberland is to provide "glamping" facilities for tourists

Brian Burnie at the erection of the stone obelisk marking the starting point and source of the Tyne River at Deadwater Farm

Stone pillar laid at Kielder will provide source of strength

An RAF helicopter has lifted a stone obelisk into place to mark the source of the North Tyne and to give strength to those affected by cancer

Glass artist portrays Northumberland

THE landscape and wildlife of Northumberland have been celebrated in paintings, photography, sculpture and words - Helen Grierson does it in stained glass.

Repair work on Wark Bridge

Wark Bridge refurbishment work goes on webcam

A webcam has been installed on a Northumberland river bridge so that people can watch progress on a £2m refurbishment scheme

Hugh Thompson from Wark who is setting off on a 25,000km charity bike ride

Northumberland man embarks on year-long charity bike ride

Northumberland football fan Hugh Thompson is setting off this weekend on a 25,000km bike ride to watch next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil

The village that doesn't want to be discovered

PEOPLE living in a Northumberland hamlet have come out in force against plans for a major development within their community – fearing it will put them on the map.

Dentists lose funds for missing "unrealistic" treatment levels

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FEARS were growing last night that more NHS dentists in the region could go private after failing to hit “unrealistic” targets.

Idyllic setting for spectacular home

THIS spectacular mill house is nestled in an idyllic location on the banks of the river North Tyne.

Children’s dentist in free treatment alert

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A CHILDREN’S dentist has accused the Government of overinflating targets for the treatment of young people under 18.

£1,500 fine for 30-year pollution of top river

ANIMAL waste and silage effluent from a farm have been discharging into a Northumberland river for the past 30 years, a court was told.


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