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Kielder sees surge in demand as year-round holiday destination

Recent booking figures have revealed that Kielder and surrounding villages are experiencing a boom in 2017 holiday bookings.

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The tiny hoglet, which weighed just 23g.

JAM JAR ARMY: Tiny new-born hoglet found

An extremely tiny hoglet, weighing just 23g, came into care the week before last, writes Carole Catchpole, of Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust.

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View of the Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick

University transition day for Year 12 students

Year 12 students from the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick took part in a university transition day, writes Gabriel Brown.

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Vote for a lifetime achievement award

Vote for a lifetime achievement award

Nominations are being sought for a lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions to the Glendale rural community.

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Verity Grainger (Year 12) and Lucy Ball (Year 10), from Ambles James Calvert Spence College, attended the Physicist of the Year awards at Northumbria University.

Celebrating students’ efforts in physics

Two students, Verity Grainger (Year 12) and Lucy Ball (Year 10), from Amble’s James Calvert Spence College, attended the Physicist of the Year awards at Northumbria University.

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Stephen Whiting, Chairman of Alnwick Masonic Hall, presents a cheque for �10,000 to The League of Friends of Alnwick Hospital.

Freemasons give a helping hand to Friends

The League of Friends of Alnwick Hospital have been boosted by a share of £300,000, as part of celebrations to mark the Freemasons’ 300th anniversary.

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Land between the road to Peter's Mill and the back of Allerburn Lea in Alnwick.

Key plan topics and policies are outlined

Councillors were given a run-down of the key policies in the Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan, which passed referendum since the last town-council meeting.

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The Sir Roger Austin Millennium Sword being presented to the DofE Officer for Durham/Northumberland Wing Air Cadets, Squadron Leader Liz Green.

Duke of Edinburgh success for air cadets

Air cadets from Durham/Northumberland Wing have won the prestigious Sir Roger Austin Millenium Sword for their outstanding achievements in the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award.

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England v Spain, the starting line-up

Lucy Bronze helps England make it two wins out of two in the Euros

Alnwick footballer Lucy Bronze helped England's Lionesses to their second victory of their Euro 2017 campaign this evening.
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A scene from Holy Trinity First School's tribute to retiring deputy head Mary-Rose Blythe.

Watch this amazing musical tribute to retiring Northumberland deputy head

​When Mary-Rose Blythe decided to retire as deputy head at Holy Trinity First School in Berwick after 23 years, the staff decided to do something special for her.

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Planning applictions submitted to Northumberland County Council.

Council planning notices

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council.

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A still from Jamie Dobson's drone footage of dolphins off the north Northumberland coast.

Go on watch for whales and dolphins

Scientists at the Sea Watch Foundation are calling on the public to help protect whales and dolphins by getting involved in their flagship summer event.

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The pupils who designed the area are seen with the team from Jewson's. Picture by Jane Coltman

Team effort makes light work of outdoor space at Alnwick school

Volunteers from across the North East came together to create a new outdoor space for youngsters in Alnwick thanks to a £5,000 donation.

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Lottery funds for heritage heroes book

Alnwick Civic Society, in partnership with the town’s Bailiffgate Museum, has landed £6,600 for a special publishing project.

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Northumberland Theatre Company is performing The Princess and the Goblin.

Want to be a princess? Now is your chance

A popular touring theatre company is searching for an actress to play the lead role in its upcoming production.

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Some of the SHAK helpers.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Giving dogs love, care and attention

Gazette reporter James Willoughby visited dog-rescue charity SHAK to meet the team and spend a day in the life of a volunteer.

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A Coastguard vehicle

Emergency crews investigate report of vessel in trouble near Bamburgh

Coastguard and lifeboat teams were called into action yesterday after receiving a report of a possible vessel in difficulty off the Northumberland coast.

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RNLI lifeboats

Three lifeboats launched after report of missing divers at Farne Islands

An operation to locate two divers missing in the Farne Island area was launched this afternoon.

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The Tour of Britain pictured in Ford in 2015. Picture by Jane Coltman

Longhoughton Parish Council round-up: Tour of Britain, 20mph speed limit and new councillor

Top-class cyclists will pass through Longhoughton when the Tour of Britain comes to Northumberland. The county is hosting Stage Two of the race, on Monday, September 4, and the competitors are expected to whizz through the village at an estimated time of 1.45pm. A rolling road closure will be in place. The community is being urged to dress the route in the colours of the Northumberland flag.

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NHS Blood and Transplant has said the Jubilee Hall is not large enough to host blood-donor sessions.

Rothbury Parish Council round-up

A proposal by Rothbury WI to put up knitted or crocheted bunting around the war memorial for Remembrance Day led to some heated debate at July’s meeting of Rothbury Parish Council.

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