A HEXHAM project which received National Lottery funding is to feature in an online mini-series.

Untold Stories: Northumberland lifts the lid on how National Lottery funding is spent locally to the benefit of people across the county.

Four short documentary-style episodes will be launched on the National Lottery’s social channels, one focusing on Hexham Youth Initiative and the others focusing on Blyth Tall Ship, Museums Northumberland bait and Hauxley Nature Reserve.

The Hexham Youth Initiative received funding in 2015, as part of a five-year project called “Bridging the Gaps” to work with young people who were not accessing the services they needed.

The documentaries are presented by Sky Sports presenter, Pete Graves, who was born and raised in Hexham.

He returned to his hometown to visit the project, meet some of the driving forces behind it and meet the everyday people whose lives have been transformed by it.

He said: “I am so proud to call Northumberland home – and after visiting each of the incredible projects featured in Untold Stories: Northumberland, I’m even prouder.

“Having the chance to see first-hand the impact they have on the local community and people’s lives, has been brilliant.”

Untold Stories: Northumberland launched online this week, with a new episode to be uploaded every week and the one on Hexham Youth Initiative available to view from March 18.