Sports stars to scoop awards

The cream of the county’s sporting crop will be honoured at a special ceremony.

On Monday, Alnwick Playhouse hosts the Northumberland Sport Awards, which are the brainchild of media partners Northeast Press and Tweeddale Press, which includes the Gazette.

Designed to recognise sporting stars from throughout Northumberland, the event is made up of 10 categories, bringing together the winners of the Alnwick and District, Berwick and Tynedale sporting awards ceremonies. Those nominated by the public will also be in the running.

The free event will feature former Olympic gymnast Craig Heap as guest speaker and starts at 7pm.