Laura misses out on national crown

Miss Northumberland, Laura Hickey
Miss Northumberland, Laura Hickey

LOVELY Laura had a fantastic time representing the county in the prestigious Miss England competition, but did not make it into the final.

Laura Hickey, from Wooler, the winner of the inaugural Miss Northumberland competition in June, was competing in Brimingham last night.

Unfortunately, the 21-year-old didn’t make it through to the final 15 but said she had a great time.

“Obviously it would have been brilliant to get in to the final 15 but I really don’t mind,” said Laura.

“I was just so happy to be there and be involved and I really enjoyed myself. All my family had fun as well.”

She also that is she is going to enjoy the rest of her year as Miss Northumberland.