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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.

Ice cream at Spurelli in Amble, Northumberland

Artisan run ice cream parlours offer luxury ice cream in the North East

Summer’s here. Time then to indulge in an artisan ice cream – something the North East excels in. Jane Hall has the scoop

Armstrongs Household and Farming Museum, North Charlton Farm near Alnwick

Farm museum holds open day in aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

Victorian machinery and old account books give a taste of long-ago farming life at a specialist museum near Alnwick.

The porcelain bowl from the 1822 wreck of the Chinese vessel Tek Sing which is to be auctioned in Northumberland

Porcelain bowl from 200-year shipwreck up for auction in Wooler

Porcelain bowl from sunken Chinese ship to be auctioned in Northumberland

Siobhan Stainton is a farmer's wife from Sedbergh, Cumbria, who is offering a bookkeeping service to farmers

Siobhan Stainton helps farmers keep on top of their paperwork

Wife of Howgill Dairy farmer part of a new team to assist Northumberland and Cumbrian farmers

Angry parents gather outside Duchess High School in Alnwick to protest about transport changes

Parents stage protest over school transport charges in Northumberland

Opponents of the return of transport charges for students in post-16 education have turned out in force for a protest

A computer generated image of how the wind turbine would look

Northumberland wind turbine bid approved despite opposition

Plans for a wind turbine at Powburn have been approved despite opposition from as far afield as South Africa

Student Rhiann Charters from Wooler, who will have to start paying for her bus journey to school in Alnwick.

Wooler schoolgirl slams Northumberland County Council over transport charge

A 15 year old schoolgirl from Wooler has hit out at council bosses after they reintroduced transport charges for those in post 16 education

Prince Harry leads the British Team during training in Iceland followed by polar team guide Conrad Dickinson

Explorer Conrad Dickinson tells of polar adventure guiding Prince Harry

Explorer Conrad Dickinson is to talk at Wooler Outdoor Week about his experience guiding Prince Harry to the South Pole

Represent Northumberland at Commonwealth agricultural event

If you are aged under 40 and have an interest in agriculture, you could travel to Australia, thanks to a Wooler-based farming society

Sheep on a farm

Wooler Auction Mart & Carlisle Auction Mart

At their weekly sale of primestock John Swan Limited had forward and sold 73 Hoggs and 40 Ewes. Fewer numbers available with less flesh on show

Johnny Renner

Swedish farming practices in focus at Glendale Agricutural Society event

Members of Glendale Agricutural Society at Wooler visited Sweden to see how they educate their children about farming

Neil Slack and Julie Sedgewick with Maximum, Champion of Champions at the Glendale Show 2013

Extra sheep and cattle classes lined up for Glendale Show

The growth in popularity of livestock classes has seen new sheep and cattle competitions introduced at this year's Glendale Show

Many farmers are now vaccinating against Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus

Defra funds programme of vaccinations for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus

A free vaccination programme for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus is being rolled out in Northumberland

John Rutherford and Mick Spears

Northumberland farmers make finals of Northern Farmer Awards

Mick Spears of Cornhill-on-Tweed and John Rutherford of Wooler were nominated in the Northern Farmer Awards

Wooler artist and illustrator Olivia Gill who has been shortlisted for a top award

Northumberland illustrator Olivia Lomenech Gill up for top award

Northumberland-based artist Olivia Lomenech Gill is waiting to find out if she has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal

Auctioneer Jim Railton with an Elvis gold disc containing a strand of his hair

Strand of Elvis Presley's hair to be sold at the Northern Auction Centre in Wooler

A single strand of hair, believed to be that of Elvis Presley, will go up for sale at a Northumberland auction tomorrow

Game angling: Great time to be fishing at Caistron Lake

Fishing has been frantic following the first major stocking of the season at Caistron Lake, with a four-hour session rod average of nine

Actor Robert Hardy, patron of the Battlefields Trust, pictured with Clive Hallam-Baker

Northumberland battlefields project will help understand events that shaped our history

A project launched to raise profile of Northumberland battlefields will help give a better understanding of the events that shaped history and heritage

Andy Zermanski with his painting of the mystery soldier

Northumberland artist hopes to solve First World War soldier mystery

A painter is trying to get to the bottom of mystery surrounding the identity of a First World War soldier

Non-league football action

Kicks Leisure Northern Alliance League round-up

Shaun Sager hit a hat-trick as Grainger Park beat the weather by switching their Division Two match against Newcastle Benfield Reserves to the 3G surface at Blakelaw

Videos & Photos

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

L/R Shaun Williamson, Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes who star in One man and Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from Eastenders - returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport urges more support for North East in £1m Heathrow competition



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