RIGHT now, the fields of Tynedale are full of newly- shorn sheep, dazzling onlookers with their newly- acquired whiter shades of pale. Beside them, their lambs are looking equally perky as they frisk and frolic in the lush greenery of the summer.
PLANTS wilting? Grass looking forlorn? Containers dried out? Don't despair. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is asking gardeners to take a few simple steps to ensure their plants don't suffer in the heat.
I ENJOYED a gustatory blast from the past the other day - steak and kidney pudding, chips and peas. The boy who sat behind me on our first day at grammar school 55 years ago was in Hexham for a flying visit, so nostalgic North-West nosh was the order of the day.