GAZETTE COMMENT: Double dose of good news is a welcome boost

Gavin Patterson (CEO, BT Group plc) presenting Lucy Bronze (Liverpool Ladies) with the PFA 2014 Women's Player of the Year Award. BT Sport was the event's main sponsor.  Picture courtesy of BT/PA.
Gavin Patterson (CEO, BT Group plc) presenting Lucy Bronze (Liverpool Ladies) with the PFA 2014 Women's Player of the Year Award. BT Sport was the event's main sponsor. Picture courtesy of BT/PA.

Our front page this week heralds a double-dose of good news.

First off is Lucy Bronze being named as the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Women’s Player of the Year – naming her the best female player in the land.

To think that a lass from little old Alnwick can achieve such a feat, at such a tender age and having battled injury in recent years, is incredible and testament to her hard work and dedication to the sport.

We are blessed by having a number of sporting role models from the area, such as Laura Weightman and Garrick Porteous, and Lucy is definitely another shining example.

Next up is the news that the Alnwick Pastures concert is back this summer and with a vengeance.

The events have always been popular, since the first one in 2006 with Jools Holland. Importantly, they bring people to the town, who in turn spend money in the area.

So the fact that there will be two concerts over two days for the first time will surely be a boost for not only music lovers, but also businesses.