Residents urged to take part in festival

Free or discounted entry to some of the region’s best attractions will be on offer later this month.

The fifth Northumberland Residents’ Festival takes place on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30.

This year’s event coincides with Mothering Sunday and anyone living in the county can join in.

More than 30 venues are taking part, from castles and country houses to petting zoos,gardens and museums.

Participating leisure centres countywide will be offering two-for-one on swimming.

To take advantage of the weekend’s deals, download a special voucher by visiting northumberland.gov.uk and clicking on the Northumberland Residents’ Festival tab.