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Almost 2,700 residents signed the Your right to know petition.

Circulation figures in the Hexham Courant's readership area.

 Almost 2,700 residents signed the Your right to know petition.
Almost 2,700 residents signed the Your right to know petition.
Facts and figures paint a different picture
BOGUS claims from the chief executive of Northumberland County Council Steven Mason, who has said the Northumberland Gazette has a “healthy presence” in West Northumberland, have been be proved wrong by the latest industry figures.

Sajid Javid.

 Sajid Javid.
Sajid Javid.
Secretary of State Sajid Javid calls on council to reverse decision on public notices
THE Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has intensified pressure on Northumberland County Council to restore public notices to the Hexham Courant .

Fledgling cider maker Louise Parker.

 Fledgling cider maker Louise Parker.
Fledgling cider maker Louise Parker.
New business venture is simply Quirky to the Core
IT IS to all intents and purposes a utilitarian vat tucked away in the gloom of a converted farm building.

The BMW 5 Series Touring.

The BMW 5 Series Touring.

 The BMW 5 Series Touring.
The BMW 5 Series Touring.
Everyone’s a winner with BMW Estate
The BMW MK7 model 5 Series Touring is a worthy successor to successful previous generation models and, like most of its predecessors, has the Audi A6 Avant and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to contend with.

Colin Tapping at County Hall. Photo: HX131790

 Colin Tapping at County Hall. Photo: HX131790
Colin Tapping at County Hall. Photo: HX131790
2,700 support campaign
A PETITION bearing the names of almost 2,700 people calling for the restoration of public notices in the Hexham Courant was presented to Northumberland County Council on Wednesday.

Steven Mason.

 Steven Mason.
Steven Mason.
Council refuses to bow to public opinion
THE chief executive of Northumberland County Council this week rejected overwhelming pleas from the public and his own elected members across West Northumberland to restart publication of public notices in the Hexham Courant .

Coun. George McCreedy.

 Coun. George McCreedy.
Coun. George McCreedy.
Tynedale people not being treated fairly
CONCERNED that Tynedale residents were becoming the poor relations of the county, councillors in Prudhoe this week called for public notices to be published in the Hexham Courant .

Coun. Eileen Charlton.

 Coun. Eileen Charlton.
Coun. Eileen Charlton.
Villagers denied access to new parking rules
HAYDON Bridge residents should have been better informed before parking restrictions were introduced in the centre of the village, a parish councillor has claimed.

Suzanne Fairless-Aitken and other parents of students at Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School.

Graeme Atkins, headteacher of Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School.

 Suzanne Fairless-Aitken and other parents of students at Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School.
Suzanne Fairless-Aitken and other parents of students at Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School.
Should parents pay towards school costs?
PARENTS across Hexham have voiced concerns that the education of their children could suffer due to mounting funding pressures.

Hexham General Hospital. Photo: K031721

 Hexham General Hospital. Photo: K031721
Hexham General Hospital. Photo: K031721
Overnight urgent care closures will not be reviewed until June
LEADERS at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have today confirmed that temporary arrangements at its three urgent care centres will remain in place for a further three months.

Emma Heather, partner at Nicholson Portnell.

 Emma Heather, partner at Nicholson Portnell.
Emma Heather, partner at Nicholson Portnell.
Council may be breaking rules
THE decision to remove public notices from the Hexham Courant has put Northumberland County Council in direct breach of legal requirements, according to a Tynedale solicitor.

Hexham's MP Guy Opperman. Photo: K401509

 Hexham's MP Guy Opperman. Photo: K401509
Hexham's MP Guy Opperman. Photo: K401509
MP accuses council of discrimination
HEXHAM’S MP Guy Opperman has called for an end to a Northumberland County Council decision which he says is discriminating against Tynedale residents.

Wylam resident Ken John and parish councillor Brian Japes.

 Wylam resident Ken John and parish councillor Brian Japes.
Wylam resident Ken John and parish councillor Brian Japes.
Residents were left in dark about six-week road closure
RESIDENTS in Wylam were left in the dark over the closure of a vital route into the village.

Prudhoe house prices boom, Prudhoe Sign. D311492

 Prudhoe house prices boom, Prudhoe Sign. D311492
Prudhoe house prices boom, Prudhoe Sign. D311492
Concerns raised over ‘lack of knowledge’
RESIDENTS on a Prudhoe estate could be cut off from their streets due to major roadworks - amid concerns that they hadn’t been told about the disruption by the county council.

Coun. Tony Reid.

 Coun. Tony Reid.
Coun. Tony Reid.
Claims of bidding process retracted
A COUNCILLOR has backed down after making false claims that Northumberland County Council offered a bidding process prior to its withdrawal of statutory notices from the Hexham Courant .

Mayor of Hexham, Coun. Trevor Cessford.

Chairman of Acomb Parish Council, Coun. Charles Enderby.

 Mayor of Hexham, Coun. Trevor Cessford.
Mayor of Hexham, Coun. Trevor Cessford.
Withdrawal ‘political’
MAYOR of Hexham Coun. Trevor Cessford has slammed the withdrawal of public notices from the Hexham Courant as “unsustainable and political”.

Allen Mill Bridge on the B6295 at Allendale.

 Allen Mill Bridge on the B6295 at Allendale.
Allen Mill Bridge on the B6295 at Allendale.
Administrative error adds to confusion over Allendale road closure
CONFUSION over road closures in Allendale could have been avoided if public notices had been published in the Hexham Courant , councillors and businesses have claimed.

Graeme Atkins. Photo: D421423

Queen Elizabeth High School. Photo: D130958

 Graeme Atkins. Photo: D421423
Graeme Atkins. Photo: D421423
Cash-strapped Hexham schools ask parents for donations
PARENTS with youngsters at two Tynedale schools have been asked to make donations in the wake of an emerging funding crisis.

Tyne Green

 Tyne Green
Tyne Green
Police warning over sheep deaths in Hexham
POLICE are investigating after sheep were drowned in the River Tyne at Hexham after being chased by dogs.

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

 The Land Rover Range Rover Velar.
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar.
Valar’s attention to detail is no secret
The very first luxury SUV was a Range Rover, a pioneering 4x4 first launched back in 1970.

Almost 2,000 people have now signed the petition.

 Almost 2,000 people have now signed the petition.
Almost 2,000 people have now signed the petition.
Pressure mounts for U-turn
NEARLY 2,000 people have signed a petition which calls on Northumberland County Council to reinstate the publication of statutory notices in the Hexham Courant with immediate effect.

Cars are accessing the Sele.

A car parked on the Sele.

The open barrier on the Sele.

The open barrier on the Sele.

 Cars are accessing the Sele.
Cars are accessing the Sele.
Outrage as drivers leave cars in Hexham park
RESIDENTS who live on the edge of Hexham’s Sele have been accused of desecrating the treasured parkland by using it as an ad hoc car park.

Allendale

 Allendale
Allendale
Couple’s shock discovery
A COUPLE in Allendale happened upon a planning application right under their noses by chance.

Coun. Alan Sharp.

Coun. Derek Kennedy.

Coun. Cath Homer.

Coun. Ian Hutchinson.

 Coun. Alan Sharp.
Coun. Alan Sharp.
Councillors denounce removal of notices
MEMBERS of Northumberland County Council’s west area committee have given their unanimous support to calls for the return of statutory notices to the Hexham Courant .

Staff at Haydon Bridge Co-op with the Hexham Courant petition. *HX111756

 Staff at Haydon Bridge Co-op with the Hexham Courant petition. *HX111756
Staff at Haydon Bridge Co-op with the Hexham Courant petition. *HX111756
Petition grows as people demand to be kept informed in their local paper
LOCAL businesses across Tynedale have supported the Your Right to Know campaign by displaying copies of the petition.

Chairman of Corbridge Parish Council, Coun. Maurice Hodgson.

 Chairman of Corbridge Parish Council, Coun. Maurice Hodgson.
Chairman of Corbridge Parish Council, Coun. Maurice Hodgson.
‘Naive’ decision comes under fire
MEMBERS of parish and town councils across Tynedale are continuing to express their concern about communities being left in the dark over vital public information.
Voicing concerns
OFFICIALS at the Northumberland Association of Local Councils decided at a meeting on Saturday to write to Northumberland County Council over its failure to publish statutory notices in the Hexham Courant .

Stocksfield sign.

 Stocksfield sign.
Stocksfield sign.
Councillor ‘incensed’ over removal of notices
MEMBERS of an east Tynedale parish council are expressing their concerns in writing to Northumberland County Council about the absence of public notices in the Hexham Courant .

Campaign to Protect Rural England logo.

Richard Cowen, chairman of the Campaign to Protect Rural England North East.

 Campaign to Protect Rural England logo.
Campaign to Protect Rural England logo.
Public ‘should be kept aware’
A LEADING environmental group has warned that Tynedale residents are being put at risk of unwanted developments on their doorsteps, due to Northumberland County Council’s decision to stop putting public notices in the Hexham Courant .

Musician, Katie Doherty.

 Musician, Katie Doherty.
Musician, Katie Doherty.
Country life – the musical goes on tour across county
IT was musician Katie Doherty’s move from the city to a remote farm near Blanchland that informed the title of an exciting and innovative Northumberland musical set to tour the county this summer.