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Regional meeting for real-ale group

CAMRA members across the North East will come together to discuss the group’s future at an important meeting this weekend.

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The Reverend Victor Dickinson with young parishioner Cedric Greene

Minister retires after 21 years

The Rev Victor Dickinson, who has been the Anglican Minister for Ancroft, Ford and Etal and Lowick, retired at the end of January. He has been the vicar of the three parishes for 21 years. His grateful parishioners held a celebration dinner for him on his final Sunday in the Village Hall at Lowick, with 100 guests from all the parishes, to say farewell.

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Weigela could come in for a final prune about now. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Seeds or plug plants? Both have merits

Are you raising your own plants from seed or buying them later in plug form?

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The Tenantry Column in  Alnwick by Jane Coltman

Alnwick, Camera Club

Alan Porrett, of Whitley Bay Photographic Society, was the judge for Alnwick and District Camera Club’s set of three print competition.

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Organise your container plants now to prepare for beautiful blooms. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Deadlines abound for gardening decisions

Decisions are made at every turn in a gardening year. The most important of these have cut-off times, a point beyond which the opportunity is lost for another season or year.

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MEAL REVIEW: Scotts of Alnmouth, Northumberland Street, Alnmouth

Bracing – that’s the best description I can think of for a walk along the Northumberland coast on most days at this time of year.

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Smiling faces at annual dinner

Smiling faces at annual dinner

These happy and smiling faces are from 50 years ago.

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View of Craster. Picture by Jane Coltman

Craster WI, Meeting

We had a very sociable meeting at The Horseshoes Inn, Rennington on February 1. It was our annual dinner.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Shrove Tide football match

Footballers do it for their parish

This picture, published last week, shows some muddy participants of the Shrovetide Football Match in February 1993.

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Felton, History Society

Felton and District History Society welcomed Tim Maxwell as its first speaker of 2018.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, coffee morning at Wooler

Remember when...25 years ago

This week’s picture from 25 years ago takes us to Wooler and a coffee morning, which was held in the village in February 1993.

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One of the signs on Holy Island encouraging people to check the tide times for the causeway.

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, February 15)

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Clockwise from top left, Durham Cathedral, Penshaw Monument, Tommy and the Angel of the North.

Poll: What is your favourite North-East landmark?

Thursday, February 15, marks 20 years since the Angel of the North first graced the region's horizon.
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GALLERY: Northumberland’s 10 most romantic restaurants

Northumberland is awash with intimate eateries serving up a sumptuous array of food and fine wines. But which is the county’s most romantic restaurant?

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Corby Craggs.

Alnwick, History Society

The society welcomed member Ian Hall, who spoke about Historical Oddities – Those Curious Places Around The County, illustrated with attractive photographs.

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Snowdrops. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Join in the snowdrop celebration

How quickly these initial forays into our gardens get us back into the swing of things, planning activities and eager to discover what fellow enthusiasts are up to.

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Alnwick, Camera Club

Simon Williams, of Crest Photography, was the guest of Alnwick and District Camera Club, where he delivered a fascinating presentation about his life and work as a commercial photographer.

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MEAL REVIEW: The Badger, Ponteland

Not wishing to get too cryptic, but there was a time when pubs were pubs and that was it. Now there are still pubs, but there are also pubs that are not pubs in the old sense.

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David Hall, of Halls of Heddon, gave a presentation to Alnwick Garden Club. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Brave the cold and step into the shrubbery

Tempting though it is to stay in the warmth of a living room and cosy armchair during daylight hours, we need occasionally to wrap up warmly and brave the elements.

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Belford. Jane Coltman

Northumberland, History Society

The North Northumberland Group of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society met at Bell View, Belford, for a Members’ Stories session on Tiny Tots.

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