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David Temple, musical director of the Hertfordshire Chorus, at the memorial to the victims of the Hartley pit disaster

Classical work inspired by the story of the Chilean miners comes to Sage Gateshead

Rob Barnes took in James McCarthy's beautiful work, which featured choral contributions from four North East schools

Auction Marts: Acklington, Carlisle, Darlington, Hexham, Scots Gap, Wigron and Wooler

At Borderway Dairy Day sale, a heifer from WC&J Leek sold for £2.500. Pictured, from left, are vendor Ian Leek, sponsor Vicki Edgar from NMR and auctioneer Glyn Lucas
Reports from this week's mart sales at Acklington, Carlisle, Darlington, Hexham, Scots Gap, Wigron and Wooler

Double celebration for red kites at Gateshead this weekend

A celebration of red kites return to the North East will be marked in Gateshead this weekend

Service to remember top North East wildlife artist James Alder

Artist James Alder with his painting of the wild cattle of Chillingham
Exhibition and service celebrates the life and works of Ponteland artist and ornithologist James Alder

Northumberland warned over delays to green belt safeguards

Residents from Hexham, who are against houses being built on green belt near their homes
Hexham Conservative Guy Opperman hits out at Northumberland County Council over delays to Local Plan

Double celebration for red kites at Gateshead this weekend

A celebration of red kites return to the North East will be marked in Gateshead this weekend

Service to remember top North East wildlife artist James Alder

Artist James Alder with his painting of the wild cattle of Chillingham
Exhibition and service celebrates the life and works of Ponteland artist and ornithologist James Alder

Northumberland warned over delays to green belt safeguards

Residents from Hexham, who are against houses being built on green belt near their homes
Hexham Conservative Guy Opperman hits out at Northumberland County Council over delays to Local Plan
At Borderway Dairy Day sale, a heifer from WC&J Leek sold for £2.500. Pictured, from left, are vendor Ian Leek, sponsor Vicki Edgar from NMR and auctioneer Glyn Lucas

Auction Marts: Acklington, Carlisle, Darlington, Hexham, Scots Gap, Wigron and Wooler

Reports from this week's mart sales at Acklington, Carlisle, Darlington, Hexham, Scots Gap, Wigron and Wooler

Northumberland entrepreneur acquires maintenance company

Dave Tilley, Stewart Openshaw and Phil Allison
David Tilley ran Ponteland-based D W Tilley for 24 years until he sold the business to support services group Mitie in a deal worth more than £7.5m in 2008

Popular pubs receive £240,000 makeover

Star Pubs & Bars have jointly invested in the Blackie Boy and The Seven Stars, bringing about a major transformation

About Ponteland

Ponteland is a town to the north-west of Newcastle situated in the county of Northumberland. It is home to Northumbria Police's headquarters and the affluent Darras Hall housing estate where many Newcastle United footballers live. Newcastle Airport is located close by.

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