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Alnwick, Camera Club

Alnwick and District Camera Club member Malcolm Kus was the judge for the projected digital image competition for sets of three.

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'Get Doncaster Walking' - Doncaster's walking festival kicks off at Sandall Beat Wood.

Discover county and walk for your health

A new timetable of weekly health walks has been launched by Active Northumberland, offering plenty of opportunities to explore the county.

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The Deadly Nightshade, or Atropa belladonna. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Latin titles reveal more about plants

Botanical names, mainly in Latin, offer information about the plant.

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The summit of the Cheviot

Tick our local Hewitts off the ‘to do’ list

What is it with lists? Many of us seem programmed to make them. Whether it is ‘to do’ or ‘shopping’, we seem to love them. And, perhaps this is a man thing, we also seem to enjoy creating lists for their own sake.

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View across to the Farnes from Seahouses Harbour Picture by Jane Coltman

North Sunderland, WI

Judith Stephenson opened the meeting of North Sunderland and Seahouses WI by welcoming 22 members and introducing our speakers, funeral director Alan Haile and Sally-Ann Rogerson.

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Giuliano Piscina

Taste of Italian Riviera in Northumberland

A touch of the Italian Riviera is coming to the little north Northumberland village of Ford.

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Roses are members of the family rosaceae, but there is much more to it than that. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually

“Why do we have to use long botanical names that are so difficult to pronounce, instead of sticking to the common type? And why do they keep changing the names of plants we’ve known for years?”

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Playhouse, Sinbad the Sailor

Who was Sinbad?

We’re still searching for more information about this picture of an Alnwick amateur dramatics group in Sinbad the Sailor, published at the end of last year.

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Birds.

Northumberland, Bird Club

In a new venture for Christmas, the meeting of the Bird Club at Bamburgh in December was much more informal. Four members described birding holidays in 2017, and mulled wine and mince pies were served in the interval.

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Jane Lovett

Get ahead with Jane’s book

A Northumberland woman has released her second cookbook.

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Bonny baby of the ‘70s

Bonny baby of the ‘70s

Where did this bonny baby end up? Pictured is little Stephen Pink, sometime in the 1970s, playing with a teddy bear having won the Alnwick section of the North Eastern Co-op’s bonny baby competition.

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Remember when from 25 years ago, Glendale Middle School, cheque presentation

Remember when...25 years ago

This picture, published in the Gazette in January 1993, shows pupils and staff from Glendale Middle School and a giant cheque.

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Thropton WI, Meeting

President Bev Dean warmly welcomed members to our first meeting in 2018.

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Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne. Photograph by Jane Coltman

Holy Island safe crossing times

From today (Thursday, January 18)

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The Coach Inn Onion Club, Lesbury, members at the presentation of a �200 cheque to HospiceCare North Northumberland`s representative Jane Stratton. The money was raised from a raffle and auction of produce at their annual show at The Coach Inn, and the cheque was presented by Chairman John Aynsley to Jane Stratton.

Onion club grows HospiceCare funds

Members of The Coach Inn Onion Club in Lesbury are pictured at the presentation of a £200 cheque to HospiceCare North Northumberland’s representative Jane Stratton.

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A representative of Trotters Family Bakers, second left, with Carol Smillie, right, at the awards.

Baker lands double gold at top awards

A north Northumberland baker landed two gongs at a prestigious competition last week.

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Puffins on the Farne Islands by Jane Coltman

Alnwick, Camera Club

Kevin Murray, a club member, gave a packed audience an outstanding show of wildlife photography. In the words of club chairman Dave Dixon, “all his images could be winners.”

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The hippeastrum makes a present with a difference. Picture by Tom Pattinson.

Amaryllis raises smiles in any year

No wonder the hippeastrum (Amaryllis) was flagged up as Plant Of The Month in December.

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Dr Willie McDonald's Bag at Belford Museum.

New displays for the new year at museum

A new season has begun at Belford Museum.

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Poached monkfish at The Jolly Fisherman, Craster.

MEAL REVIEW: The Jolly Fisherman, Craster

It’s a little over five years since my last review of The Jolly Fisherman in Craster, but it remains a staple of the north Northumberland food scene.

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