• Interim leader appointed at primary school

    AN INTERIM leader has been appointed at a North Tyne primary school after the former headteacher left on 'personal grounds'. Tina Oliver left Otterburn Primary School earlier this month. Deborah Worrall has taken over as interim headteacher

  • Village football team take top spot at St James' Park

    A VILLAGE team was victorious in a battle for the Newcastle United Foundation Corporate Cup. Riding Mill FC came out on top at Play on the Pitch at St James' Park, pipping 20 other teams to the post.  Play on the Pitch 2022, principally sponsored

  • Funding available for community groups

    VOLUNTARY and community groups across the county in need of financial assistance are being invited to apply for funding from Northumberland County Council’s community chest scheme. The money can be used for a wide range of community causes including

  • The concerts raising the river's profile

    A SERIES of riverside concerts are set to take place. River-inspired performances will be put on by North Tyne Voices as part of a collaboration with Tyne Rivers Trust for the environmental charity’s Native North Tyne project. The short performances

  • Jubilee stone installed at community garden

    A LASTING memento of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee has been put up in Whittonstall. A stone commemorating Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne was commissioned by the Whittonstall Community Group (WCG). The Whittonstall Jubilee stone is hewn

  • Hexham charity to host' Queen of all tea parties'

    A HEXHAM-BASED charity supporting people with learning disabilities is set to stage a Platinum Jubilee celebration. Gateway into the Community will host a traditional, British afternoon tea party, bringing together over 100 of the charity’s members

  • Coronavirus: The latest figures for Northumberland

    ANOTHER coronavirus death was recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Northumberland. A total of 1,054 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 26 (Thursday) – up from 1,053 on Wednesday. They

  • £3m Jubilee fund announced to improve village halls

    A NEW £3 million fund to upgrade and renovate England’s village halls has been announced by the Government to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Over a three-year period, the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide money

  • Readers' picks of the top barbers near Hexham

    HERE are our readers' recommendations for the best barbers in Tynedale.   1. StevieCuts, Prudhoe With an impressive overall total of 11 votes, StevieCuts was the most recommended barbers. One reader said: "StevieCuts Prudhoe, highly recommended

  • Slimming World members donate old clothes to charity

    TYNEDALE slimmers have donated their old clothes which no longer fit them to raise money for charity. The 'Big Slimming World Clothes Throw', which took place between May 9 and May 21, encourages Slimming World members across the UK to donate the

  • First Jubilee celebration held at Wylam First School

    AN early Jubilee celebration took place at Wylam First School on Monday, May 23. Pupils got into the Jubilee spirit as they enjoyed a family picnic to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The children were greeted by bunting and a bouncy castle