Author Hugh's home from the history books

The West Lodge, set within historic Belford Hall in Northumberland, has been more than a home to Hugh Cantlie.

By George, we're in England, says vicar

A vicar is preparing to fly the flag for England's patron saint this weekend - and scotch any suggestions that his parish lies north of the Border.

Sport is just wild and wonderful!

It has been very much a case of taking a walk on the wild side as far as brown trout fishing is concerned.

Trust's pics are warning

One of the North-East's top photographers has contributed to a project to highlight the impact of climate change which will be unveiled in the region this weekend.

Artist in full flow for river mural

It's a labour of love which has taken 10 years to complete, chronicling the journey of a North river from its source to its mouth.

Neglect closes bridge

A north bridge which had to be closed after a suspension cable snapped has been neglected for the last 15 years by the county council, local residents have claimed.

Sport survives in spite of weather

The heaviest rainbow trout of the week caught on the local stillwaters was landed at Witton Castle Lakes by local angler George Oliver weighing in at 17lb.

Cash raised for Jamie

Students at Newcastle College have raised £600 for eight-year-old Jamie Hall, of Morpeth, who is suffering from the rare form of cancer, lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Wall alert

A warning has been issued on a section of a flood prevention scheme installed 30 years ago near the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick and which is now showing signs of breaking up.

Council going Down Under for staff

For years they have supplied us with chilled lager, daytime soap operas and Dame Edna Everage.

New north marina bid

Two designs have been prepared for a marina near the mouth of the River Tweed in Berwick.

More are making the great escape

The Borders is an unspoilt area of glorious countryside with a network of market towns and attractive villages, generally undiscovered by tourists and incomers.

Brick attack on home

Police have moved to reassure families after a home was targeted by vandals.

Trout on the menu

The Elm Fishing Club in Berwickshire hope to have a permanent exhibition of memorabilia on display in an old fishing shiel on the banks of the River Tweed at Paxton.

Regeneration - Sunderland's Sunniside Quarter and Berwick-upon-Tweed's Quayside

Sunderland's Sunniside Quarter and Berwick-upon-Tweed's Quayside are two of the region's once-bustling but latterly-neglected areas to be lined up for regeneration.

Now we have river wars

  • NHS

Forget the unfairness of cancer drugs free on the NHS for Scotland being unavailable in England, or the fact that Scottish students go free while English students pay for university.

MP attacks catch in law on river

Berwick mp Alan Beith last night hit out at new laws that apply Scottish law to rivers flowing through the North-East countryside.

Walkway is overgrown

Concerns have been raised about the overgrown appearance of a popular walkway beside the River Tweed at Berwick.

Fight for water voles

A project to monitor water vole distribution in the North-East has been launched in a bid to help safeguard their future.

The rocky route of Devil's Causeway

Environment Editor Tony Henderson visits a landscape of crags and cliff grottoes.

Deal any angler wants to land

An exclusive section of one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the world is for sale for more than £5m.

Illustrious journey of great North engineer

Growing up in the shadow of an increasingly famous father like George Stephenson must have been an intense experience for son Robert.

Concern on parking

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Berwick Borough Council now has serious concerns about car parking arrangements in Berwick town centre, the town's mayor has said.


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Business Editor
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