Ian Robson

Ian Robson

Ian Robson is a reporter who has been with us since 1978, writing news and features for the Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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Northumberland performer and music teacher Ailie-jane Reid

Northumberland music teacher studies how to help opera singers with dyslexia

A world-class opera singer has launched new research into dyslexia

Businesswoman Bianca Brigitte Bonomi, who has started Northumbria Retreats

London PR guru heads to Northumberland for relaxing new business venture

A London businesswoman has packed her bags and headed North after falling in love with Northumberland

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope

Vera credited with bringing more tourists to Northumberland

TV detective Vera has had a positive impact on visitor numbers in Northumberland, tourism bosses have said

Whitby Abbey

New book looks at the life of the Northumberland princess St Hilda

A new book argues that a 7th Century abbess born in Northumberland was one of the most important women in history. Ian Robson looks back at the life of St Hilda and talks to the author who believes she still has something to say today

Torture Trails competitors will face ten obstacles and is based on events already happening across the UK

Pub barman plans mud run in Northumberland National Park

Fancy getting down and dirty? This event in Northumberland National Park might just be for you

The Duchess of Northumberland is holding a St George’s Day spectacular at Alnwick Garden

Duchess of Northumberland hosts St George's Day boxing event at Alnwick Garden

Lady Jane Percy has thrown her weight behind local pugilists for the bout dubbed the Punch Up in the Pavilion

A yachtsman ran aground sailing down the wrong side of Holy Island

Yachtsman rescued after sailing the wrong way around Holy Island

A lifeboat crew were called out to help a lone yachtman in difficulty off the Northumberland coast

A smokehouse in Seahouses has turned to Northumberland College to recruit an apprentice in the ancient process of smoking fish

Seahouses fish business takes on an apprentice to keep tradition alive

A fish curing firm in Seahouses, Northumberland, is set to expand by taking on a new starter in order to keep the tradition alive

Visitors enjoy the Holi Festival at Durham University's Oriental Museum

Paint-throwing ceremony in Durham as museum celebrates Festival of Colours

It may have been art but it was also a great deal of fun as visitors to Durham University’s Oriental Museum celebrated an ancient Hindu festival

Comedian Jason Manford

Top comedian Jason Manford lined up for North East comedy festival

Organisers of this year's Jesterval comedy event have announced top comedian Jason Manford will be joining the bill

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