TRIBUTES were being paid this week to a councillor and care worker who died suddenly on Monday at the age of 40.

Martin Foster was well-known in Prudhoe as the activities co-ordinator at Redbrick House Care Home and earlier this month, he was recognised for his dedication to his job after winning the Care Home Activity Organiser award at the North East Care Awards.

His father, Martin Foster Snr, and Prudhoe's Mayor Coun. Tracy Gilmore both paid tribute to Martin.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said there was not believed to have been any third party involvement and a report had been sent to the coroner.

Read more in the Hexham Courant.