THE COUNTY council was left red-faced this week after putting up a road sign full of grammatical errors.

The sign on the Corbridge Road in Hexham’s East End was spotted by several eagle-eyed passers-by, who poked fun at the gaffe.

The town’s Old Gaol was spelt Old Goal, the racecourse contained an unnecessary space and Queen’s Hall was without a much-needed apostrophe.

A spokeswoman from Northumberland County Council said: “This is a very rare case of human error on the thousands of signs we prepare each year and we apologise for the mistake.”

The sign was due to be replaced on Wednesday.