The new Guides site at Kirknewton

'Noisy' girl guides' new building to open in Northumberland

A new site for Girl Guides is to open at Kirknewton, where they were once deemed a menace by residents

The Duke of Edinburgh leaves the London Clinic on June 17, 2013

Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital in good spirits after operation

He received numerous visits from his family, including the Queen, after being admitted for exploratory abdominal surgery

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THIS may not be the first time I’ve said this, but I wouldn’t thank you for being a toddler hailing from the House of Windsor.

John Riddle

Tourism plans for axed Rothbury park visitor centre

A NORTHUMBERLAND national park visitor centre which has closed could be replaced by a new tourist service, it has emerged.

Universities celebrate the great and the good

THIS week marks the 40th anniversary of one of the important events in the recent history of the North-East.

Day of pride for city

ONE of the country’s finest war memorials was re-dedicated yesterday as a royal visit capped its £35,000 restoration.

Schools prepare to open their doors

MANY independent schools across the region are opening their doors to prospective pupils and their parents with a series of open days.

Royal unveiling for restored memorial

RESTORATION work has started on what is rated as one of the country’s finest war memorials.

Stephen McNicol teaser

It’s about letting people blossom

Rising from trainee solicitor to managing partner in 11 years at commercial law firm Muckle LLP (formerly Robert Muckle) Stephen McNicol has achieved more than most could expect from an entire career.

Geordieland set to miss Plate

The weights for the John Smith's Northumberland Plate next Saturday are likely to be raised by 8lb with Geordieland, currently heading the entries on 9st 10lb, certain to miss the race after his gallant second to Yeats in the Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday.

Duke visits ship

The Duke of Edinburgh saw first-hand the devastated wreck of the Cutty Sark yesterday, and called the fire a "bloody shame".

Dare To Provide Thrills

Newcastle race on Bank Holiday Monday and the star turn at Gosforth Park will be Dan Dare in the 10-furlong maiden race.

Queen in New England

The Queen arrived in the US yesterday on her first state visit there for 16 years.

Camilla features in royal group portrait

The first group portrait of the Royal Family to feature the Duchess of Cornwall will go on public display this week.

Traditional food for all the family

Brocksbushes Farm, renowned throughout the region for its pick-your-own fruit, is holding its first ever country market tomorrow.

Leave them to get on with life

I winced when I heard the news that the romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton was over, not for them but for the rest of us who will now be engulfed in "explanations" which are no more than guesswork but earn "royal commentators" vast sums.

A1 crash boy home

An eight-year-old boy who lost four members of his family in a horrific crash on the A1 has left hospital.

Duke `should give evidence at inquest'

Harrods boss Mohamed al Fayed yesterday called for the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles to give evidence to an inquest into the deaths of his son Dodi and Princess Diana after winning an extraordinary High Court battle for the case to go before a jury of ordinary people.

Superbug closes beds

A superbug outbreak has triggered closure of two hospital wards.

Hometown heroes share the glory

Hometown heroes have joined some of the region's best known public figures in the New Year's Honours List.


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