Lorna Laidler was recovering from an operation when she started thinking about her childhood spent in Upper Coquetdale.
Manduro returned to Royal Ascot and built on his placed effort of 12 months ago to capture the Prince Of Wales' Stakes for France's champion trainer Andre Fabre and rookie jockey Stephane Pasquier.
Fresh from getting hitched again, Rod Stewart is in Newcastle next week for a gig at St James' Park, and you could get up close and personal with him.
Manduro can make the trip across the Channel more than worthwhile by grabbing gold in a mouth-watering renewal of Royal Ascot's Prince Of Wales' Stakes.
Tomorrow's Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot is shaping up to be the highlight of the week.
The temperature will be hot, hot, hot and notching up at least Three Degrees at the Theatre Royal this week, as Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr finds out
Won't be buying Tina Brown's The Diana Chronicles.
Companies kept telling Anthony Henderson that his cerebral palsy meant he could not work delivering mail by van.
Colourful reminders of one of the biggest events to be staged in the North-East in the last century will be sold today.
The last surviving veteran to fight in the trenches during the First World War was yesterday celebrating his 109th birthday - but insisted it was no big deal.
Royal Ascot, now a five-day fixture, is the highlight of the Flat racing season and this year it is even more international than ever.
Doug Moscrop highlights some of the feature events at next week's Royal Ascot and reveals some of his early fancies
Golfers who play it right at a charity event are being offered the chance to drive-off in 007's favourite runaround - an Aston Martin.
The UK no longer has the safest roads in Europe, according to a report released yesterday.
A woman who triumphed over stress and depression to create a successful crafts business has been named one of the country's Top 50 business heroes.
Hundreds of young North Easterners have received help in setting up their own businesses thanks to a £2.1m cash injection from the European Regional Development Fund.
Annual passenger numbers on Channel Tunnel high-speed Eurostar train services could grow from eight million to 10 million within three years of journey times to the continent being slashed in November, company chief Richard Brown predicted yesterday.
The Prince's Trust tournament will be played on July 5 over the Hunting Course at De Vere Slaley Hall.
The Prince's Trust golf day on July 5 at Slaley Hall, is one of a series of star-studded sporting events taking place over the summer in aid of the charity.
I was taught to knit as a child by my grandmother.
Channel 4 stood firm last night over its decision to use photographs from the scene of the Princess Diana car crash in a documentary - despite pleas from Princes William and Harry.
A scheme which will see disadvantaged youngsters learning new skills while working at heritage sites will be launched today in Northumberland.
Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards has told of his support for the Prince's Trust.
It's Tuesday; it's wet and it's blustery; it's cold and it's miserable.
The Prince of Wales has some practical advice when it comes to composting, pruning and watering.
Dylan Thomas suffered his first defeat of the season when losing out an enthralling battle with Notnowcato in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.
Britons' growing taste for organic is extending to beauty products, research out today says.
Monday September 1, 1997 - The body of Diana, Princess of Wales, arrived home in Britain for the final time last night amid unprecedented scenes of national grief.
Thursday December 22, 1988 - All 273 passengers and crew aboard a Jumbo jet died last night when the aircraft crashed in a fireball in Britain's worst ever air disaster.
On Saturday September 29 1849, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are reported stopping on the High Level Bridge over the Tyne on their way from Balmoral to London.
January 23 1901 - The shadow of death has settled over the throne.
A bicycle once owned by Princess Diana sold for £1,200 at Keys auctioneers in Aylsham, Norfolk, yesterday.
I have to admit the weather is getting me down. I have reached the point where I watch the news not to see the news but to see if the sun is shining in the background when the reporters do their silly pieces to camera - many of them live via satellite like the one last night of a man with an umbrella doing a report on Prince Harry not being allowed to serve in Iraq.
The Prince of Wales has launched an own-brand whisky.
Prince Harry will not deploy with his regiment to Iraq following "specific threats" to target him by insurgents fighting British and US forces, the head of the Army said yesterday.
Businesses are throwing their weight behind a charity golf day which will tee-off this summer in a bid to raise cash for the region's youth.
Lawyers for Mohamed al Fayed last night launched a bid to involve the Queen in the Diana, Princess of Wales inquest.
An appeal to restore one of the country's most important war memorials has raised over £14,000 since it was launched earlier this year.
Stars from the worlds of acting, sport and broadcasting will tee-off later this summer in a charity golf day, to raise money for the region's youth.
Four major North firms have signed up to sponsor a charity sports spectacular pitting the Duke of Northumberland against Lord Durham.