FOOTBALL legend Alan Shearer was in the district on Monday to honour two people who saved a man's life. 

John Fox and Elaine Pegg successfully resuscitated the man, who collapsed shortly after taking part in a walking football session at Hexham's Wentworth Leisure Centre. 

Twelve months on from the incident, Active Northumberland employee John, and Hexham-based nurse Elaine, have received certificates from the Royal Humane Society for Resuscitation Awards. 

The former Newcastle United and England captain was on hand to present them with their awards in his role as deputy lieutenant of Northumberland. 

Read the full story in this week's Hexham Courant.