South Tyne

South Tyne covers the area of Northumberland around the villages of Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill and Haydon Bridge, to the south west of Northumberland not far from the Cumbrian border. The area is also home to Vindolanda, an important Roman fort archeological site now looked after by the Vindolanda Trust.


Undated RSPB handout photo of an adult female hen harrier

Search for a resolution as hen harriers face extinction in North

The last time hen harriers nested successfully in the North Pennines was in 2006. In Northumberland, it was 2008

Jo Anderson from the Great North Museum, with the twin gold hair tress, which was found at Kirkhaugh

Prehistoric gold find may join twin in Newcastle museum

Gold ornament set to be reunited with 4,300-year old twin at Great North Museum in Newcastle

Left to right, Aidan Bell, Luca Alderson, Joseph Bell and Sebastian Alderson

Schoolboys uncover 'Amesbury Archer of the North' at Kirkhaugh burial site

Finds link Kirkhaugh burial to the Amesbury Archer at Stonehenge - and the first metal working in Britain

South Tynedale Railway project

South Tynedale Railway project given another boost

Earlier this year, Alston-based South Tynedale Railway was handed £4.2m from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Director of the Tyne Rivers Trust, Susan Mackirdy at the River Tyne, Corbridge

Tyne Rivers Trust director tackling cycle trek to raise fishing charity cash

Director of the Tyne Rivers Trust , Susan Mackirdy, is to cycle 204 miles to mark the 10th birthday of the organisation

Reader Adam Powell's picture of a fly-tipped divan bed in a car park on the National Cycle Network near Lambley Viaduct in Northumberland

Fly-tippers dump divan bed in scenic Northumberland beauty spot

Irresponsible fly-tippers have illegally dumped a bed along part of the National Cycle Network in Northumberland

Steve Lowe

Cash boost will help to save endangered North East grasslands

Help in safeguarding rare grassland sites in the North East has come from a £300,000 regional share of a national project

The varied programme for Haltwhistle Walking Festival has been unveiled

Haltwhistle Walking Festival will put a spring in your step

It’s that time again!  The organisers of Haltwhistle Walking Festival have unveiled their consistently varied programme for Spring 2014

The General Havelock Inn, Haydon Bridge

Quiz night at the General Havelock in Haydon Bridge

A charity Quiz night at the General Havelock Inn (Haydon Bridge) will take place on Tuesday November 12th at 8.15pm

Haltwhistle Craft Fair

Make a day of it in Western Tynedale at Haltwhistle Craft Fair

Make a day of it in Western Tynedale and visit the 27th Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle

Debbie Rippon with Chris Cassells and alpacas Pearson and Ochre

Funding boost helps set up Northumberland Alpaca shop

A Northumberland couple who make produce from alpaca wool have been given funding to open a shop

Brian Burnie at the erection of the stone obelisk marking the starting point and source of the Tyne River at Deadwater Farm

Stone pillar laid at Kielder will provide source of strength

An RAF helicopter has lifted a stone obelisk into place to mark the source of the North Tyne and to give strength to those affected by cancer

Haltwhistle Walking Festival fast approaching

The Autumn Haltwhistle Walking Festival is fast approaching and due to start on 5th October

Preparations are well underway for the 27th Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle

Haltwhistle Art and Craft Fair preparations well underway

Preparations are now well underway for the 27th Annual Art & Craft Fair in Haltwhistle taking place in the Masonic Hall

An angler

Another week of excellent coarse angling

The excellent sport at Whittle Dene continued this week with catch returns featuring 10lb of skimmers up to Malcolm Wilkinson’s 26lb of skimmers

Ross Middleton with the 25lb pike he caught in the River Tyne at Widehaugh near Hexham

Monster pike gets returned to Tyne

WHAT is a real rarity nowadays – a monster pike – has been caught on the River Tyne.

Village went off the rails with a more relaxed pace

Tony Henderson on new leases of life for two village landmarks.

On the market

The homemaker team visits a selection of homes for sale across the North.

By George – the fishings not bad!

GEORGE BARKER took advantage of the better sport on the Bywell Syndicate beat to reel in a 17lb sea-liced beauty.

Waste activists take up a burning issue

GREEN campaigners who battled against the controversial Byker incinerator in Newcastle have launched a new battle to stop a similar facility being built south of the Tyne.

Videos & Photos

Culture Awards 2014: Hyde and Beast perform

Culture Awards Alumni Gallery: Class of 2014

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2006

The Journal Culture Awards 2007 at the Northern Stage 31 March 2008 - Hairspray medley by Newcastle College

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2007



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