Garden stabbing

A Tynedale man is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in a garden.

A Tynedale man is recovering in hospital after he was stabbed in a garden.

The 27-year-old Hexham man was stabbed in the town's Priestlands Crescent between 5pm and 6pm last Friday.

A police spokesman said his condition was not life threatening and a 34-year-old man had been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Arson attack

POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack at a house in Gateshead.

Fire crews were called to the property on Rawling Road, Bensham, at about 6.30am yesterday. The unoccupied house was badly damaged. Anyone with information should ring Northumbria Police on 08456 043 043 ext 64152.

Fraud trail

A FORMER school secretary accused of fraud is to face trial at crown court.

Lesley Keogh, from Clifford Terrace in Crawcrook, Gateshead, denies 12 counts of obtaining money transfer by deception and one of false accounting in connection with her time at Chapel Park Middle School, Newcastle. Her case is to be heard at Newcastle Crown Court on April 30

Help a heart

THE British Heart Foundation is calling for volunteers to distribute cash collection envelopes in the North-East.

The charity said its Help a Heart supporters last year helped raise £1.5m for heart research.

Email helpaheart@bhf.org.uk or call (01623) 624558.

Diversity beat

HUNDREDS of people in Newcastle's West End will be invited to create works of art to celebrate of the area's cultural diversity.

Around 400 visitors will be able to get involved in painting, dance, music and drama, at a free event at the Westgate Centre for Sport on Saturday, April 15.

Professional artists will host workshops and there will be African drumming, face painting, world music and a spray art workshop.

Core win

A NORTHUMBERLAND College student has won an iPod in a national competition to promote healthy eating.

Scott Clarehugh, 22, from Morpeth, who is studying for a Certificate for Trade Union Health & Safety, won the Buy an Apple competition run by education catering provider Scolarest.

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