Golf club rescue

A woman was airlifted to hospital after she slipped on a golf course and broke her ankle.

A woman was airlifted to hospital after she slipped on a golf course and broke her ankle.

The 61-year-old woman was taken to Wansbeck Hospital near Ashington by RAF Boulmer after she slipped on the course at Seahouses, Northumberland. It is not known whether she was playing golf at the time.

Vintage help

A volunteer who worked with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for more than 40 years has been honoured for her dedication.

Miriam Folland, 91, is to receive a certificate of appreciation for her work with South Shields De La Salle Youth Group from South Tyneside mayor Coun Ed Malcolm.

Royal visitor

The Princess Royal will be visiting Northumberland later this month.

Princess Anne will be in the region on October 26 and will visit the Woodhorn Northumberland Museum and Archives in Ashington, Yourlink in Cramlington and the Save the Children UK branch in Hexham.

Police plea

Police are hunting a man who mad a sexual approach to a 14-year-old girl.

The man, described as 5ft10in, in his twenties with brown hair and a chubby face, went up to the girl in the Birchington Avenue area of South Shields at about 5pm last night.

He was wearing a khaki Parka with a fur collar, blue trousers and scruffy trainers. Witnesses should call (0191) 454-7555 ext 65126.

Digging in

A branch of the Young Archaeologists Club is to open at Newcastle University.

The branch will meet next Saturday at 10.30am be based in the Museum of Antiquities.

Charity appeal

Volunteers are being sought for a fundraising day at Hexham's Tesco store next weekend.

The Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for people to collect at the store. Anyone who can help should ring (01670) 856510.

Time to learn

Families are encouraged to have fun and draw inspiration from a County Durham museum.

The Big Draw is at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery each day from October 23 to 27. Workshops will be held on the theme Time and Place.


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