Here is the top stories of the week.

1. Pennines Wildlife Centre recovers seven animals from pen in Cumbria

SEVEN animals have found a new home at a rescue centre thanks to a pair of animal lovers.

2. Sanderson Young estate agents close Ponteland office

ESTATE agents Sanderson Young has closed its Ponteland office as part of a restructuring of the company.

3. Henry Robert Hairdressing Ponteland to close after more than 30 years

A POPULAR Ponteland hairdressing salon is to close its doors after more than 30 years in business.

4. Vacancy on Prudhoe Town Council after councillor failed to attend

A SEAT has come up on Prudhoe Town Council after a now former councillor failed to attend meetings.

5. Go North East introduces 682 service from Hexham to West Woodburn

A NEW bus service in Tynedale is set to be introduced this weekend.