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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.

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

Structural shake-up for Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland has changed its operational structure to put it in a stronger position for a healthy future

John Casken at the desk where he does much of his composing

Northumberland composer John Casken on his biggest ever year

John Casken is celebrating his 65th year with several major projects. David Whetstone caught up with the distinguished composer

Game angling: Great first catch for Berwick boy David Young

Eight-year-old David Young from Berwick landed a lovely rainbow on his first fly catch with his dad Richard at Dunnydeer Lake

Byssonectria terrestris

Northumberland rare fungus find goes to Kew Gardens

Byssonectria terrestris, a rare fungus which was found in Northumberland, is now part of the national collection at Kew Gardens

Stephen Waddington

NETwitterati pair are appointed to senior CIPR positions

Stephen Waddington and Sarah Hall have been appointed to senior roles in the national body for public relations professionals, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

General views of Snitter, near Rothbury, Northumberland

Residents of Snitter fight off attempted annex by Thropton Parish Council

Residents at Snitter are to retain their independence after fighting off an attempted annex by Thropton Parish Council

Butcher Simon Osborne in the Blagdon Farm Shop

Independent butchers reap the benefits of the horsemeat scandal

Jane Hall talks to two North East butchers who are nominated for awards

One of the carpets at Cragside which will cost £78,000 to restore

Rare carpet restoration at Cragside costs a pile

A Victorian carpet at Cragside in Northumberland is to get a £78,000 makeover by a textile conservation studio in Norfolk

Tarset waxcap by Shaun Hackett

Northumberland field is a gem for fungi fans

A field in Northumberland has been found to be a nationally important site for colourful fungi

Shona Anderson of Linshiels Farm near Alwinton, with the generator used to power the farm

Costings revealed for rural Northumberland mains electricity campaign

Rural Northumberland residents who are campaigning to bring mains electricity to their homes have found out the costs involved

The scene after a lorry crashed on the A697 near Whittingham

A697 road reopened after lorry carrying radioactive material crashed

Police have reopened a road in Northumberland where a lorry carrying radioactive material crashed

Shona Anderson of Linshields Farm near Alwinton, with the generator the farm has instead of a mains supply

Rural Northumberland residents in fight to get mains electricity

Residents in a remote Northumberland valley have launched a fight to secure mains electricity

Active Northumberland Community sports manager, Vic Brady

Northumberland sports project receives funding boost from the National Lottery

The Rural Sports Activator project, which is seeking to increase participation in the North of the county, has been awarded £94,480 from the National Lottery

Harden Quarry in Northumberland

Harden Quarry owners seek extension to dig at site until 2029

Lafarge Tarmac, who own Harden Quarry, are now seeking to dig a further 1.1m tonnes of Harden red and to continue working the site until 2029

David Carr who owns the village store in Longframlington

Longframlington shop owner celebrates 40 years of service

David Carr owns the village shop in the Northumberland village of Longframlington, and has clocked up 40 years as the boss

Mark Delf, who has returned home following a horrific motorcycle accident, with daughter Sophie

Home for Christmas ... the father police thought was dead after motorbike crash

A biker involved in a crash so serious that police thought he would die is looking forward to Christmas with his family after a miracle recovery

The drained Cragside lake

Cragside house to be lit by water power once again

Water will once more power the lights at the National Trust's Cragside house in Rothbury

Videos & Photos

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne

Newcastle's Tim Krul (R) remonstrates with Swansea's Ashley Williams (C) as Newcastle's Vernon Anita (2nd R) and Cheick Tiote try to intervene

Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 2: Stuart Rayner's match analysis



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