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Wooler

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.

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

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

Videos & Photos

Students at Tanfield School, open up there GCSE results, left to right, Kathryn Alexander, Chelsey Hart and Rebecca Harrison

GCSE results climb across the region but North East is still below the national average

Actor Ben Crompton, from Game of Thrones, at Housesteads Roman Fort

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

L-R: Tony Gates Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park Authority, Lord de Mauley and Andrew Miller, Head of Programmes and Conservation

Environment Minister welcomes vision for the next 20 years of Northumberland

 

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