We've rounded up the 10 most read stories on the Hexham Courant website this week.

1) 'It's a very exciting time' - Hexham chef takes on top role at new hotel’


A Hexham-based chef has taken on the top food role at a major new hotel development.

2) Teacher stars in first appearance at Wembley


A school teacher in Hexham played a crucial role in helping his side to a Wembley winners' medal on Bank Holiday Monday.

3) British Transport Police called to anti-social behaviour at village station


The British Transport Police were called to a Tyne Valley train station earlier this week.

It happened after reports of anti-social behaviour at Wylam Railway Station at 9.39pm on May 6.

4) County Council announces changes to bin collections


Northumberland County Council had announced changes to its bin collections for the week following the Bank Holiday on Monday.

5) Drink driver faces jail after being caught twice in 48 hours


A drink driver faces jail after getting caught behind the wheel – just 48 hours after being originally banned from the roads for doing the school run while intoxicated.

6) Results: Hexham and Prudhoe Town Councils - Shock results in election


The results of the elections for Hexham and Prudhoe Town Councils have been revealed, with a number of surprising results having been confirmed.

7) 'More about the principle than money' - Pub makes generous donation after dine and dash bill paid


A popular Ponteland pub has received payment for an alleged dine and dash incident which occurred last week.

8) Northumberland's first-ever large vaccination centre to open - here's where and when


The opening of a new large vaccination centre for the North East and Cumbria has been announced - and it will be the first of its kind to be located in Northumberland.

9) Northumberland woman denies breaching keeping animals order - court hears


A woman banned from keeping animals has returned to court accused of breaching the order after an alleged incident where a dog bit a woman.

10) 'I think it is disgusting' - Anger as school transport refused


Parents have hit out after being refused free home to school transport.