Lovely Laura carries county’s hopes

Miss Northumberland, Laura Hickey
Miss Northumberland, Laura Hickey

LOCAL lass Laura will be strutting her stuff tomorrow night in Birmingham as she bids to become Miss England.

Laura Hickey, from Wooler, was the winner of the inaugural Miss Northumberland in June, beating 21 other hopefuls to win the unanimous support of the four judges.

The 21-year-old will now battle it out with 60 other regional winners at the Miss England Grand Final at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The event starts at 7pm tomorrow and can be watched live on the website

Check back on the Gazette website on Wednesday to find out how Laura did.