• Haltwhistle's 'Unexpected Poet' celebrates community volunteers

    A MAN referred to as the 'Unexpected Poet' has written a poem on his experience at the Alnwick Garden's Garden Party. David Roe, 57, has lived in Haltwhistle for 27 years and volunteers at the Haltwhistle Partnership, which advocates for town infrastructure

  • Road closure and one-way system planned in town

    DRIVERS could face delays in Hexham from next month when roadworks begin. A one-way system will be introduced on the B6305 Hencotes from July 25 until September 2, during the school summer holidays, while footway repair and civils and drainage

  • Looking back: What made the headlines in years gone by?

    A LOOK back at what made the headlines 10, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 125-years-ago. Do you remember any of these stories? 10 YEARS AGO POLLUTION ALERT: A team of ecologists were drafted into the Kirkwhelpington area after aviation fuel spilled from

  • Northumberland education group hopes to go global

    A NORTHUMBERLAND education group is aiming to start Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in the Far East. Prudhoe-based education consultancy National Learning Group hopes to break into the TEFL market for adults by establishing services

  • Brenda SMITH

    SMITH Brenda (nee Rogerson) Loving memories of Brenda. A silent thought, a secret tear, Keeps your memory, ever dear. From Trevor and family.


    GRIERSON John (Riding Mill) We are deeply saddened to announce that John Grierson passed away suddenly, on Friday 17th June, aged 76 years. He was adored by all his family and friends and will be greatly missed. The funeral will be on Friday 1st July

  • Marion Margaret LATHAN

    LATHAN Marion Margaret (Prudhoe) Peacefully on 18th June 2022 aged 83 years Marion (nee Ogilvie). Beloved wife of the late Ken. A loving mam of Alan, Gillian, Claire and Alison. Mother-in-law of Pauline, John and Hugh. A devoted grandma of Scott, Neil

  • Doreen FAIRHURST

    FAIRHURST Doreen Elizabeth (Otterburn) Peacefully in hospital on 16th June 2022, aged 93 years, dearly loved wife of Robert and much loved mother of Barbara and Robert. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Mass at St. Peter's

  • John Leslie ELLIOT

    ELLIOT John Leslie (Alston) Methodist Local Preacher Died on 17th June at home, aged 95 years, John, treasured husband of Mary and the late Winnie, beloved father of Ruth, Stephen and Alan, a dearly loved father-in-law, granda and great-grandad. Funeral

  • Valerie TAZEY

    TAZEY Valerie June Hexham Peacefully in Hospital on 14th June 2022, aged 71 years. Valerie beloved wife of the late Bryan, loving mother of Brian and Fiona a loving nanna. Service and Cremation to take place at Newcastle West Road Crematorium on Monday

  • Margaret SMITH

    SMITH Margaret Isobel (Lonkley Head Farm, Allendale) Died peacefully at Thornley Leazes Care Home on 12th June 2022, aged 93 years. Loving wife of the late Lawrence, sister of the late Jim, treasured sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service at Allendale

  • Edith Joan MILBURN

    MILBURN Edith Joan (Nee Marrs) Prudhoe 28th June 2021 In memory of a dearly loved Sister and Aunt. As long as our hearts hold memories As long as our eyes have tears We will treasure the time we spent with you Those were our special years. Always in our


    BLEWITT Ann Corbridge Suddenly on 30th May 2022 aged 88 years. Ann beloved wife of the late Doug and a dearly loved mam, mother-in-law and nan, Ann will be greatly missed by all her family and her dear friends. Would friends please meet for service at

  • Jennifer FLETCHER

    FLETCHER Jennifer In memory of our dear daughter Jennifer, died 22nd June 1986, aged 18. Gone forever but always in our thoughts. Remembered always with love Mam, Dad and all the family xxx

  • Marjorie BLACKBURN

    BLACKBURN Marjorie Hexham Peacefully in Lowgate Care Home on 16th June 2022, aged 96 years, Marjorie much loved wife of Fred, beloved mother of the late Anthony. Loved and devoted gran of Ellie. Funeral Service to take place at Hexham Abbey on Tuesday