Police talk over crime

Senior police officers are discussing crime problems in Gateshead with residents.

Senior police officers are discussing crime problems in Gateshead with residents.

Chief Supt Alan Curry will meet families at Tyne View Primary School, Rose Street, Teams, at 6.30pm on September 12 to discuss plans for the future policing of the area.

House parties

A COLLECTORS' club for dolls house enthusiasts celebrates its first birthday this week.

Sue Ryder Care's Hicleton Collectors' Club already has more than 4,000 members, making it one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Tea parties will be held at the charity's shops in Morpeth and Berwick on Friday and Saturday.

Freedom march

MEMBERS of the Cowpen-based 203 (Elswick) Battery Royal Artillery Volunteers will exercise their right as Freemen of the Borough by marching through Blyth town centre on Saturday.

The parade will include a band, the pipes and drums of the 101 Northumbrian Regiment of the Royal Artillery, the Blyth detachment of the Northumbria Army Cadet Force, the Elswick All Arms Association and two guns.

Top marks

SHILBOTTLE First School in Northumberland is outstanding, says Ofsted.

The report said: "It is a happy, vibrant school that provides pupils with top quality teaching, excellent care and a curriculum that excites and extends them, all of which help the pupils achieve extremely well."

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