We've rounded up the 5 most read stories on the Hexham Courant website this week.

1) Northumbria Police called after suspected firearm incident in Corbridge

POLICE were called to a Tyne Valley village after a suspected firearm incident.


2) Hexham horse rider given British Horse Society exceptional achievement award

A DEVOTED horsewoman has been recognised for her triumph against the odds, showing determination, courage and sportsmanship.


3) 'Outbreak' of Covid cases among sixth form students at Queen Elizabeth High School Hexham

A 'HIGH proportion' of Year 13 students at a Hexham school are isolating at home.

Queen Elizabeth High School has seen an outbreak of cases among sixth form students returning from the half-term break.


4) Hexham restaurant Vercelli closes after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

A HEXHAM restaurant has had to close its doors after a staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.

Vercelli, on Priestpopple, will be closed until Wednesday, June 16.


5) 11-year-old airlifted to hospital after A69 crash in Cumbria

An 11-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A69.

The incident, which happened near Brampton, involved one car - a Ford Focus - and the child was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford - a woman in her 40’s – and two other passengers were taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.