THE strong partnership between Hexham and it’s twin town of Metzingen showed no sign of wavering despite Brexit uncertainty.

Around 20 visitors from Hexham visited the German town last month, with Hexham’s mayor Bob Hull making the trip for the first time.

At an informal reception in Metzingen’s oldest building, the newly refurbished Family Centre, both mayors agreed on the need to maintain and expand the strong links and friendships built up over the past 30 years of the towns being twinned.

With Britain’s departure from the EU on their minds, they agreed that the towns must remain friends, whether or not the two countries remained in a shared concept of Europe. But Coun. Hull maintained that Britain would always be a part of Europe, whatever the future brought. They paid a visit to Waldenbuch, and the groups talked about the importance of bringing young people from both towns together.