Ponteland

Jon Stainsby who appears as the Speaker of the Temple in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Opera singer Jon Stainsby finally gets to sing on home soil

A new operatic venture sees top class productions reaching places most opera companies never reach

Secret Diner Review: The Blackbird in Ponteland, Northumberland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The Secret Diner enjoys a meal at a gastropub which would double as his abode, if he lived in Ponteland

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy
A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Historic Ponteland pub The Blackbird looks to have a bright future

The Blackbird at Ponteland
The historic Grade II listed Blackbird pub in Ponteland has been taken over by pub-trade newcomer, Four&20

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.
We take a sneak peek inside Tiger Hornsby, a week ahead of its official opening
James Alder, painted by his artist friend John Gilroy

Ponteland wildlife artist James Alder has book published after 60 years

A book on shipyard kestrels by James Alder is finally finished after 60 years and many visits to a Tyneside shipyard

Tragic Ponteland student Rachel Blaylock had performed well in A-Levels

Rachel Blaylock
Teenager Rachel Blaylock, who died in a car crash earlier this month, was due to collect her A Level results

Sultry summer creates monster blooms at North East's first Begonia club

Jim Stewart of Alnwick with his outsize Begonias
Warm weather brings joy and frustration for the members of The North East and Scottish Borders Begonia Society
Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

We take a sneak peek inside Tiger Hornsby, a week ahead of its official opening

Ten jobs created as entrepreneur pair acquire lease for The Blackbird in Ponteland

The Blackbird at Ponteland
Two regular drinkers at the Grade II listed pub in Ponteland aim grow a pub group

Tyneside care home operator creates 100 jobs in Wakefield

A computer generated image of what Holyrood House will look like
Crown Care, the care home division of Tyneside-based Ladhar Group, has opened a luxury home in Wakefield

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.

Videos & Photos

The home of Viz founder Chris Donald

Property gallery: Viz founder Chris Donald's Northumberland home up for sale

Anna Hedworth AKA The Grazer for her food blog and the queen of pop-up restaurants- has just opened her own Cafe. The Cook House, in two shipping containers in the Ouseburn Valley

New café named 'Cook House' pops up in Newcastle's Ouseburn

Kate Ford who won the Journal Whodunnit competition in 1984 and won a sapphire necklace which is now up for auction at Anderson Garland

The Journal murder mystery competition prize up for auction 30 years on

 

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