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Rothbury is a town in Northumberland, 13.5 miles (21.7 km) north west of Morpeth. Chartered as a market town in 1291, Rothbury became a centre for dealing in cattle and wool in the area. Today, the town is a popular base walkers, with landmarks including the Victorian-era mansion Cragside, Simonside Hills and Northumberland National Park.

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival: Business as usual despite road closure say organisers

The B6344 remains closed following 2012 landslip - but that won't stop musicians making it to Rothbury from the USA and Cuba

Summer's here! Don't miss it - pack a picnic and get out there quick

Here are a few of the North East's top spot ideas for dining al fresco this summer, as long as the weather stays fine

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

Brinkburn Music Festival

21st Brinkburn Music Festival has lots to offer music fans

Royal Northern Sinfonia, The Queen's Six and violinist Jennifer Pike are among those bound for Brinkburn

Chimney sweep Colin Davison and wizard costumed Richard Starks

Vintage day in Rothbury raises money for lifesaving service

A vintage day brought out the crowds at Rothbury and helped raise money for lifesaving public access defibrillators

Riverside play area at Rothbury

Residents outraged as yobs vandalize Rothbury playgrounds with obscene graffiti

Vandals in the picturesque Northumberland village of Rothbury have hit playgrounds with obscene graffiti

Potholes in Northumberland following heavy snow

Council claims to be on target to clear pothole backlog

Northumberland County Council said it will clear backlog of potholes by the end of June

In pursuit of perfection by Catherine Bertola

Artists add extra magic to Lord Armstrong's Cragside home

Six artists have created new work to be exhibited at one of the National Trust's most popular properties

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

140-year-old Scots pine in Cragside has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Record-breaking Cragside in Northumberland hits the heights with biggest tree in UK

A 140-year-old Scots pine in grounds of the National Trust property has been officially announced as Britain's tallest

Rothbury Cllr Steven Bridgett in the town

Anger over gas works plan for resurfaced road in Rothbury

Anger has been voiced after it emerged gas works are to take place in Rothbury on a newly resurfaced road at the height of summer

Northumberland performer and music teacher Ailie-jane Reid

Northumberland music teacher studies how to help opera singers with dyslexia

A world-class opera singer has launched new research into dyslexia

Writer and landowner Viscount Ridley who raised the broadband campaign in the Lords

Peer and MP back calls for superfast broadband in Northumberland

Rural areas of Northumberland risk being left behind in broadband roll-out, warn campaigners

Former prisoner of war dies

Second World War Far East prisoner Jack Phillips has died at the age of 94

Northumberland Estates under fire over Rothbury homes plan

The Duke of Northumberland's business venture has been accused of putting profit before residents over its plans for new homes at Rothbury

Rothbury councillor Steven Bridgett at the landslip

Landslide Rothbury road is to stay closed until next year

Frustration has been voiced after it was confirmed a road into Rothbury will remain closed until August 2015

Melanie Denny, managing partner Chris Robson, Wendy Cookson, Peter Glenton, Will Tombs and Gemma Stanhope

Ryecroft Glenton invests in cloud computing services

A North East accountancy firm is aiming to race ahead of its rivals with a major investment in cloud computing services

Police are appealing for information after the rock panel near the Simonside Hills was targeted by vandals updated

Vandals damage ancient monument in Northumberland

The damage was reported at 11am on Saturday, after names were carved into the historic rock art at Lordenshaw in Rothbury, Northumberland

The Coquet Valley, view of the Cheviot Hills from the ancient fort near Lordenshaw

Coquet Valley broadband campaign group warns of 'digital ghetto'

The We Want Better Broadband in the Coquet Valley group is targeting the rollout of universal superfast broadband and mobile coverage

Videos & Photos

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Prelim to this weekend's Sunderland Airshow, Breitling Wingwalker Biplanes.

North East leaders hope Sunderland Airshow 2014 brings benefits to all the region

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside



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