The home of Ralph and Helen Holmes in Sharperton, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland barn conversion is full of history

This spacious barn conversion is steeped in history and is situated close to a Roman road near Rothbury

Actor Robson Green at Cragside house where he turned on the 17-metre (56ft) Archimedes screw that has been installed that will use water to produce enough energy to light the 350 bulbs at the 150-year-old Cragside house in Northumberland.

Actor Robson Green turns back the clock at Cragside

Hydro power returns to light up Lord Armstrong's Northumberland home

Brinkburn Music Festival

Food and music make for an appetizing mix at Brinkburn Music Festival

Brinkburn Music Festival isn’t just a weekend of music classics – it’s also a celebration of Northumbrian food. Jane Hall reports

The Queen's Six featuring Simon Whiteley in foreground

Singers from Windsor Castle perform in Northumberland

Male singing group The Queen's Six are one of the star turns at Brinkburn Music Festival

Andrew McCoull from Anderson & Garland with Ringtons archivist Fiona Harrison

Rothbury gears up for Coquet Valley defibrillators fundraiser

Each time the bells sound at Rothbury, it will be to celebrate the raising of another £1,000 to buy life-saving defibrillators for the Coquet Valley

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Lockwood Beck a brilliant place for rainbows

Sport is on the up at Lockwood Beck, where 139 anglers landed 574 rainbows for a rod average of 4.2

Game angling: Great time to be fishing at Caistron Lake

Fishing has been frantic following the first major stocking of the season at Caistron Lake, with a four-hour session rod average of nine

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Rainbows galore at Lockwood Beck

There was a good turnout for the opening day of the season at Lockwood Beck, with 61 anglers landing 786 rainbows to 10lb

An angler

Salmon trophy is claimed already: Rob Stephenson landed the catch to claim Coquet Trophy

Rob Stephenson, fishing an Odin spinner, landed the first salmon of the year from the River Coquet to claim the Coquet Trophy for the first fresh salmon to be landed on the river – last year’s winner, Gordon Black, landed his fish on April 8

An angler in action

Game Angling: Tweed Foundation receive welcome funding

The latest news from the North East angling scene

Game angling: NAF permits now available for Tyne and Coquet

A round-up of the North East's game angling scene brought to you by George Mcintyre

Game Angling: Great end to the game season at Caistron

The latest news from the North East's game angling scene brought to you by George Mcintyre

Flooding in Newburn in 2012

North East floods: One year on

There was a sense of deja vu in a Northumberland town one year ago yesterday, as floods forced residents forced residents from their homes

Billy Steel and Dean Kirtley saved a young man who was in trouble at Amble harbour

Heroic fisherman rescue boy from Amble swimming across River Coquet

Fresh concerns about hazards of rivers after fishermen tell how they pulled a youngster from chilly water on warm day

An angler

Some top prizes on offer for anglers at Fontburn

The 12th anniversary charity fishing competition for the Northumberland County Blind Association at Fontburn Reservoir o

Great north views

Wouldn’t it be nice to glance leisurely from your window, only to find stunning views.

Black Rory inspiration

THERE is one short word that describes the sheer joy contained in a glass of whisky.

Overnight visits put £940m into region

THE 8.6 million overnight visitors who stayed in the North-East last year poured £940m into the region’s economy, new figures show.

Partnership boost for ‘special’ Simonside

APARTNERSHIP between farmers, landowners, Natural England and Northumberland National Park Authority is helping ensure Northumberland’s Simonside Hills keep blooming.

Duke's Approval For Big Changes

Members of Rothbury Golf Club have celebrated the official opening of their brand new clubhouse with the help of their guest of honour, the Duke of Northumberland.


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