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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.

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

The scene after a lorry crashed on the A697 near Whittingham

A697 road reopened after lorry carrying radioactive material crashed

Police have reopened a road in Northumberland where a lorry carrying radioactive material crashed

Anglers at Higham Lakes Trout Fishery

Game angling: Cold weather not keeping away the catches

George Macintyre brings you a round-up of the latest game angling news from around the region

John Renner

Belford farmer's mission to educate the young about farming

Glendale Agricultural Society’s Children’s Countryside Day has appointed John Renner as chairman of its committee

Active Northumberland Community sports manager, Vic Brady

Northumberland sports project receives funding boost from the National Lottery

The Rural Sports Activator project, which is seeking to increase participation in the North of the county, has been awarded £94,480 from the National Lottery

Cows in a field

Test your wits at Glendale Agricultural Society's annual quiz

Glendale Agricultural Society’s annual quiz will take place on Tuesday, January 28, at the Tankerville Arms, Wooler

University students have been learning about the challenges of rural life

Challenges of rural life in spotlight for Newcastle University students

Newcastle University students have developed a business plan to help tackle the challenges of living in the Glendale area

The Battle of Homildon Hill walk on the summit of Humbleton Hill

Challenge to wind turbine close to ancient monuments in Northumberland thrown out by judge

Wind turbine can be erected on land just 750m from the site of the Battle of Homildon Hill after judge dismisses challenge

Game Angling: Tyne upstream count hits all-time low

The Environment Agency says November upstream count for the River Tyne was the lowest on record


Cambo Young Farmers Club's judging event is a great success

Scots Gap Mart was the venue for Cambo Young Farmers Club’s charity stockjudging night

Participants on the Heritage Craft Alliance coppicing course at Kirknewton which was a huge success

Ancient woodland management finds new fans

Coppicing has been given a new lease of life in a partnership between The Sill project and Bedale-based Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd.

Buy local this Christmas for a fantastic feast

Christmas Dinner on your doorstep

It's time to start thinking about your Christmas meal. This year, give North producers some seasonal cheer by going local. Jane Hall reports

Wooler First School wins nationwide recycling contest

A Wooler school's recycling efforts have won a national prize thanks to the local community

Videos & Photos

Region's arts celebrated at BBC's Great North Passion event in South Shields

WATCH: Kathryn Williams incredible Dancing in the Dark cover at Journal Culture Awards

Kate Fox at The Journal Culture Awards 2013 updated

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are



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