THE lockdown restrictions didn't stop everyone passionate about Northumberland from celebrating their county on Sunday.

The annual Northumberland Day has become a popular event in recent years, celebrating the county's culture, heritage and people.

But organisers had to be extra creative this time around, with street parties and other major events not allowed to go ahead.

However, entries were submitted for a children's writing competition, while people joined together to take part in an online quiz.

Youngsters attempted to find the day's mascot 'Northumbear' in a picture-based competition, while homes were decorated and the county flag was flown proudly.

Read more about Northumberland Day in this week's Hexham Courant.