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10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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Exhibits at Alnwick Spring Bulb Show. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Check bulbs, but beware of allergies

Once forced container bulbs have been stored to encourage roots, thoughts turn to straight-forward outdoor types. With a little planning these can offer continuity of bloom over many weeks.

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Crayfish and smoked salmon parfait.

MEAL REVIEW: Salt Water Café, The Wynding, Beadnell

Since the Gazette relaunched its food reviews way back in the middle of 2012, the team has visited and eaten at scores of places across Northumberland and beyond.

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Steak and ale pie

MEAL REVIEW: The Victoria Hotel, Bamburgh

Sometimes you take for granted whatever is on your doorstep, no matter how special or spectacular it may be.

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There is much to choose from when selecting bulbs. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Plan ahead to ensure some new year blooms

Gardening is all about planning ahead, and choosing bulbs for spring is the subject of the moment.

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Trains replaced by bus service due to engineering works

Trains replaced by bus service due to engineering works

Virgin trains are not running on the east coast main line between Newcastle and Edinburgh this weekend.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Amble Angling Club

Searching for anglers

We are still looking for information for this picture from September 1991, published in the Gazette’s Remember When section last week. It shoes trophies being given to people at Amble angling club, but we are yet to establish what the event was.

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A map which shows the area attacked and secured by 50th (Northumbrian) Division, with which the Northumberland Fusiliers 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force, the Alnwick battalion, played a prominent role and with which so many local men served and died.

Remembering the brave soldiers of Alnwick and district who gave their lives

This is the second part of a feature, the third in a three-part series spread over recent months, to mark the centenary of the 1916 Battles of the Somme.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Rothbury in Bloom

Remember when...25 years ago

Rothbury was blooming marvellous this time 25 years ago as this picture shows.

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Royal visitor from Japan

Royal visitor from Japan

This picture is one of many from the visit of His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan to Cragside in September 1991.

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People packed into Alnwick Market Place for the event.

The right ingredients for success

Success was on the menu at Alnwick Food Festival, with more than 30,000 people pouring into the town for the culinary showcase.

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Pirate wins the contest

Pirate wins the contest

Another face has been identified in this picture from Warkworth show 25 years ago.

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A map which shows the area attacked and secured by 50th (Northumbrian) Division, with which the Northumberland Fusiliers 1/7th Battalion Territorial Force, the Alnwick battalion, played a prominent role and with which so many local men served and died.

Remembering the brave soldiers of Alnwick and district who gave their lives

This is the first part of a feature, the third in a three-part series spread over recent months, to mark the centenary of the Battles of the Somme, a campaign which lasted from June 24 to November 18, 1916.

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Yewglen floundered at Beadnell in 1960

Yewglen flounders

These pictures of the Yewglen floundered at Beadnell Point in 1960 were sent to the Gazette by a former staff photographer.

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Photographic club restarts meetings

A photographic club has restarted is meetings following a summer break and is appealing for other camera enthusiasts to join its group.

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A previous Alnwick Food Festival.

Culinary celebration will serve up plenty of treats for the family

Plenty of fun for all the family is on the menu this weekend, with the return of the popular Alnwick Food Festival.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Amble Angling Club

Remember when...25 years ago

It was trophy time for Amble anglers in September 1991.

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Vegetables of the moment, sweetcorn and courgette. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

The summer table is full of delights

Before home dining, I look at the ingredients for a typical three-course summer meal.

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A salad, courtesy of the summer garden. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

We can all enjoy the positives of a Good Life

Nutritionists tell us that we should be following a Mediterranean diet in order to stay healthy and prolong our time on the planet, and each time the message is delivered this fellow nods approvingly.

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Tommy Swan, a stalwart of Warkworth Show.

Old hands help to keep shows going

The efforts of those who exhibit at our shows, be it industrial or horticultural, are key to success.

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