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Get tender plants under cover now

November 6 brought a dawn whiteness to the lawn, the pond was frozen over for the first time in ages, and healthy foliage on border dahlias was reduced to a black, gooey mass overnight.

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The chunky posh fish finger sandwich at Carnaby's cafe, off the A1 at Brownieside.

MEAL REVIEW: Carnaby’s, A1 Brownieside

You know when you are getting old (or sad) when you recall a trip to the Little Chef at Brownieside as being a bit of a treat!

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Netherton WI, Meeting

What an interesting and varied summer we have had in Netherton.

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Prepare land now for vegetables. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Old sayings can ring true in the garden

One day fireworks, next day frost. Typical, given the hot and cold unpredictability of our weather these days. Good for this coastal gardener living in a dream world of milder winters, but having had a wake-up call, feeling a sense of urgency.

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Pictures of bygone days

Pictures of bygone days

We published this picture of a Coronation bonfire a few weeks ago. And now we are asking if anyone has any old pictures of Bonfire Night or Alnwick’s Christmas Lights that we can use on our nostalgia pages.

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King prawns with garlic and chilli butter starter.

MEAL REVIEW: Lilburns Bar Restaurant, Paikes Street, Alnwick

Restaurants have come and gone in Alnwick over the years, but one that has remained constant – and consistent for the last decade and more is Lilburns.

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A view of Felton

Felton, History Society

Chairman Eleanor George took us through a tale of complex inheritances and contested legal proceedings at the Court of Chancery to find out who owned what in a talk on Acton House and Hall, or Taking A Chancery.

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A scene from Alnwick International Music Festival in bygone days.

Music festival nostalgia

We are still seeking some more information about this picture from Alnwick International Music Festival, believed to be sometime in the 1970s.

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Craster WI, Meeting

Our AGM was held in the Memorial Hall. Jerusalem was sung and Rosemary welcomed everyone to our 89th year.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Hive, Longhoughton

Remember when...25 years ago

This week’s Remember When picture takes us to Longhoughton.

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Statue of Saint Aidan on Holy Island 
Picture by Jane Coltman

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, November 16)

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Bondgate Co-op staff handing a cheque over to Alnwick HospiceCare for �250, raised by staff in our store.

Co-op staff go bananas for HospiceCare

Fund-raising Co-op workers handed a cheque for £250 to HospiceCare North Northumberland after it had cared for the dad of two members of staff.

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Louise, Robert, Pippa and Theo Howie in the new tasting room and licensed bar at Rigg & Furrow farmhouse brewery. Picture by Ian McClelland

New tasting room for Northumberland farmhouse brewery

A farmhouse brewery, launched in a former milking parlour less than a year ago, is launching a tasting room and licensed bar.

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A beautiful Taihaku cherry tree. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Let nature show the way with seeds

Do you want to grow a mighty oak from an acorn or the plants for a hawthorn hedge?

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Lasagne at the Shoulder of Mutton, Longhorsley.

MEAL REVIEW: Shoulder of Mutton, Longhorsley

We’ve driven past the Shoulder of Mutton at Longhorsley on the A697 many a time but never popped in.

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Eating Out at Cafe Vault - houmous and roast vegetable flatbread.

MEAL REVIEW: Café Vault, Newgate Street, Morpeth

Seldom are the chains attaching the Gazette staff to their desks unlocked at lunchtime, but there is a first time for everything as they say.

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A view of Wooler
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Glendale, History Society

We were fortunate to have the well-known archaeologist Max Adams to speak on Glendale in the seventh century.

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Volunteers dig into tree planting in Alnwick. Their efforts will create a long-lasting feature for the town. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Tree memorials will stand the test of time

There’s no better way to mark a significant event, personal or otherwise, than planting a tree.

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Dunstanburgh Castle. Photograph by Jane Coltman.

Northumbria Club, Dinner

The Northumbria Club started its autumn meeting in solemn mood as chairman Ian Graham recalled the death of member John Entwisle.

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Andrew Wilkinson and sous chefs cooking at The Old Dairy in Ford.

Upcoming food events at two Northumberland venues

Christmas may be a few weeks away yet, but there’s plenty to do beforehand at Cragend Farm, the model farm built by Lord Armstrong of Cragside.

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