Northumberland show cancelled

HEAVY rain has forced the cancellation of this Sunday’s Simonside Country Fair.

Louise Kirkwood, show secretary, said: “Sadly we had to take the decision last night to cancel the Fair this Sunday. We know it will be disappointing for everyone involved, but the committee walked the show fields and came to the conclusion that they were becoming too waterlogged to be safe and comfortable for access by people and vehicles.”

All the activities that would have taken place on Sunday, including the fell race and the clay pigeon shoot, have been cancelled.

The show will return next summer.

Despite the wet weather, the Glanton Show will still go ahead tomorrow as planned.