Wooler is a market town on the edge of the Northumberland National Park and Cheviot Hills. A popular base for walkers, the town is referred to as the "Gateway to the Cheviots". Early visitors included Daniel Defoe, Sir Walter Scott and local heroine Grace Darling. The area is mentioned in the opening scenes of Shakespeare’s Henry IV.

Dr Bernard Trafford Headmaster of the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond

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Newcastle headteacher and Journal columnist Bernard Trafford on why he's forsaken a midlife crisis in favour of a nice cup of tea

Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

Simon Bainbridge

Event in Northumberland aims to help farmers plan for 2015

Meeting in Wooler will discuss a range of issues for the agricultural sector

Alfreda Hindmarsh of Wooler relaxes at Wooler Common

Wooler named as one of top 20 places in England and Wales for families

Wooler in Northumberland has been named the 11th best place for families to live - with Newcastle and Sunderland featuring in the city list

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

Wooler Hub

Barnard Castle venue honoured by planners at awards ceremony

The Royal Town Planners Institiute in the North East has been handing out gongs

Ian McKie, Andrew Proe and right Timothy Wyndham Basil Smalley

Northumberland huntsmen on trial 'encouraged hounds to chase fox' court hears

Three members of the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt, including the Joint Master and Huntsman, are on trial

A rural farming scene

Would-be tenant farmers in Northumberland to receive coaching from the NFU

Agricultural body offers advice for those interested in securing mixed arable/livestick farms and developing upland farming businesses

The new Guides site at Kirknewton

'Noisy' girl guides' new building to open in Northumberland

A new site for Girl Guides is to open at Kirknewton, where they were once deemed a menace by residents

Objects up for auction from Ayton Castle. Chris Wilkinson with huge wardrobe

Ayton Castle historic treasures go under the hammer at Railton's auctioneers

Hoarde of antiques from Ayton Castle in Berwickshire going up for sale at Railton's auctioneers in Wooler

A red squirrel, with a nut in it's mouth at Kielder Forest

Survey gives hope as red squirrels hold their own

North East's red squirrels hang on to their territory in face of grey advance, a new study suggests

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Lib Dems' Northumberland post-16 transport cuts opposition labelled 'contradictory'

Opposition and campaigner prepare further attack on policy at this afternoon's Northumberland County Council meeting

The horse show, at Glendale Show, near Wooler

Horse judged Champion of Champions at Glendale Show

New classes and big crowds ensure Northumberland agricultural show is judged a big success

The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012

Glendale Show in Wooler returns on Bank Holiday Monday for 122nd year

The 122nd annual Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, offering its usual showcase of rural life

Robbie Herdman, young handler of the year at the Glendale Show 2013

Glendale Show attracts the next generation of farmers

Popular agricultural event host more livestock classes for younger people

Festival celebrates the stunning archaeology and walking country of Northumberland

Kirknewton festival this weekend explores ancient landscape of iron age hill forts, monasteries and palaces

Neil Atkinson and his study of the reflection of Newcastle City Library

Whitley Bay photographer captures North East landscapes

Blast Beach in Seaham figures in an exhibition of Neil Atkinson's work called Shoot the North, which opened yesterday in his home town of Whitley Bay

Marion Lockhart, Secretary of the Industrial Section of the Glendale Horticultural and Industrial Society

Glendale stalwart steps down after almost two decades

Marion Lockhart, secretary of the industrial section of the Glendale horticultural and industrial society, is standing down after 19 years

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David Evans, medical director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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