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.

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

Slaley show 2013

Slaley Show hopes to beat last year's success

Annual show reaches it 155th year and organisers are hopeful for sunshine after previous runs of bad weather

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

Videos & Photos

Ally Hunter Blair of Channel 4's First Time Farmers is among those involved in the NFU's latest video

Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

Last night's Dynamite Awards celebrated innovation in the North East's growing technology sector

Dynamo awards recognise best IT and technology firms in the North East

Newcastle's Dance City

19 pictures of the best new buildings on Tyneside



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