St Nicholas Cathedral and Newcastle Castle Friday 17 - Saturday 25 October 2014 Relive the 1644 storming of Newcastle through stories, reenactments and music

Newcastle's Civil War events in 1644 to be recreated over the weekend

Stories, music and re-enactments will tell the tale of the 17th Century storming of Newcastle

Susan and Alan Hughes

Berwick vicar to represent Church of England on eve of Scottish referendum

Canon Alan Hughes of Berwick - who is related to a Scottish king - will represent the Church of England in Edinburgh

Joe and Muriel Brattisani of Branxton

'We're not English or Scottish': how Scottish independence could transform life in the Borders

People living along the England/Scotland border say they are in the dark over how this week's referendum will effect their lives

Wilson's Tales team member Joe Lang with a costume from the Paxton House collection, in the room where The Monomaniac will be performed

Hunt on for actress to take on historic Northumberland play

Theatre group looking for a leading lady for a play based on Victorian stories set in north Northumberland

County councillor for Norham Dougie Watkin at the road bridge

England sign stolen from River Tweed road bridge at Norham

Brazen thieves have stolen an England sign from the Scottish border in Northumberland

The site of the fishing rights

Exclusive fishing rights for sale on the River Tyne in Northumberland for £50,000

The rights are for single bank fishing on the south of the River Tyne between Stocksfield and Corbridge. including two large ponds nearby

Digging at the Flodden site

Community dig sheds new light on Wark Castle in Northumberland

Excavations are the latest in a series by the Flodden 500 Archaeological project and reveal true size of Northumberrland castle

Actor Robert Hardy, patron of the Battlefields Trust, pictured with Clive Hallam-Baker

Northumberland battlefields project will help understand events that shaped our history

A project launched to raise profile of Northumberland battlefields will help give a better understanding of the events that shaped history and heritage

Anglers on the River Tweed

Game Angling: Huge fly-caught salmon landed on River Tweed

The world of flyfishing has been rocked by angler Shamus Jennings who caught a monster salmon on the River Tweed

EDL stickers at scottish borders berwick on A1

Home rule poster campaign targets border of Northumberland and Scotland

Stickers bearing the flag of Saint George were put on signs at various border communities in Northumberland – including Berwick, Norham, Horncliffe and Cornhill on Tweed – as well as Coldstream in Scotland

The Bishop of Newcastle speaks to The Journal on his My Place.

MARTIN Wharton, 63, has been the Bishop of Newcastle since 1997.

Choice of homes with great views

BUYERS wanting to escape to a true rural retreat should look at the Scottish Borders, where a range of new developments are springing up as the area grows in popularity.

Seeing red about flare

A police investigation has been launched following a search operation after a red distress flare was spotted near the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick.

Fisherman is rescued

A fisherman was rescued yesterday after taking to a life raft when his catamaran sank almost three miles off the mouth of the River Tweed.

Borderlands in line for world-wide fame

A first step towards parts of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders being recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site has been taken, cultural campaigners have announced.

'Neglected' treasure in need of rescue

Worried people living next to one of the North's most historic bridges are calling for urgent cash to prop it up, before it corrodes beyond repair.

Building for the world

From its early stirrings, the North-East was hugely associated with the Industrial Revolution and its regional iron, steel and coal industries have been one of the most consistent barometers of prosperity and depression.

Town plots course for leisure marina

Studies are to be carried out on plans for a new leisure marina for Berwick.

Borders bid to be world treasure

Cultural campaigners are calling for parts of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to be designated a Unesco World Heritage Site because of their unique history and landscape.

Waters still responding

Yet again coarse angling has been superb locally with waters still responding as though it were mid June.


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