Plea over vandalism

Police are appealing for information after a spate of vandalism in Amble.

Police are appealing for information after a spate of vandalism in Amble.

Stones were thrown at a greenhouse at Amble Day Centre, as well as a car at The Wynd, windows at Smith Street and lights at Coquet High School. Contact police on (01661) 872555.

Commuters hit

A CRASH involving a lorry and a car caused chaos for rush-hour travellers yesterday.

Tailbacks began to build at 7.40am after a HGV collided with a Peugeot 205 southbound on the A184, on to the slip road with Askew Road in Gateshead, reducing traffic to one lane. No-one was injured.

Fifth Angel

THE Angel of the North has been voted the fifth modern wonder of Britain.

Antony Gormley's famous statue ranked highly on a poll of UK holidaymakers' favourite landmarks in a survey by Teletext Holidays. The 20-metre creation has become the gateway to the region since its completion in 1998. Big Ben was named as the best attraction, followed by the Eden Project, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

Media suite

WORK is due to start this summer on a new £100,000 media suite at Collingwood School in Morpeth, which will be available for use by householders and businesses as well as pupils and staff.

Most of the funding for the extension has come from the Government, with contributions from the school's parent teacher association (£20,000), the Hadrian Trust (£5,000) and Castle Morpeth Council (£2,500).

Pirate games

YOUNG library users in North Tyneside can enjoy fun pirate games at St Mary's Lighthouse next weekend.

The free event on June 9 from 1pm and 3.30pm has been organised to celebrate World Ocean Day. Library members aged between five and 12 are invited to dress up like pirates and enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games and a treasure hunt. Places must be pre-booked on (0191) 200-6968.

Three for tee

A NEW amateur golfing event will launch this August. The Northumberland 3-Day Event spends a day each at three 18-hole golf courses - Rothbury, Bellingham and Alnwick. For more details and bookings contact Anne Brown at Rothbury Golf Club on (0191) 215-0268.


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