We looked back through our archives to find out what made headline news up to 150 years ago.

10 years ago

PARKING BOOM: Northumberland County Council was poised to go out to a formal consultation on scrapping Hexham's ticket machines. Ticket machines for both on and off-street parking were expected to be ditched in April.

Hexham Courant: The first look at £11.2m Landscape Discovery Centre in 2014The first look at £11.2m Landscape Discovery Centre in 2014 (Image: NQ)

ASBESTOS REMOVED: Asbestos was removed from Allendale Primary School after it was discovered in a classroom ceiling. 

SILL DREAM: A first glimpse of how The Sill: Landscape Discovery Centre was expected to look was revealed by the Northumberland National Park Authority. 

25 years ago

CHRISTMAS CHEER: In the weeks leading up to Christmas, traders saw a steady flow of customers, with the manager of Hexham's Woolworths saying that business had been excellent over the past few weeks.

ROAD WRECKAGE: Road safety campaigners called for action after a driver was lucky to escape a wreckage uninjured, which happened on the road into Riding Mill.

FAMILY TRAGEDY: Two brothers died a day apart in the run-up to Christmas. David Hodgson from Hexham died after falling through the roof of a factory a day after his brother John lost his battle against a brain tumour.

50 years ago

ACCIDENT TOLL: Sixty-three people were injured, one fatally, in road accidents in Tynedale in November 1973.

HOTEL PLAN: Sunderland's Vaux Brewery was reportedly thinking of building a log-cabin hotel complex at Kielder Water.

75 years ago

SPIRITED AWAY: Thieves broke into the clubhouse at Hexham Golf Club and stole 21 bottles of whisky, 12 bottles of rum, six bottles of gin, one bottle of sherry and hundreds of cigarettes.

SHEFFIELD DEATH: Guy Noble-Watts, then-manager of Blanchland's Lord Crewe Arms, was found dead of a gunshot wound at a Sheffield hotel. A service revolver and ammunition were found by his side.

SILVER JUBILEE: Catton Women's Institute held a Punch-and-Judy show to mark its 25th anniversary.

100 years ago

RESCUER RECOGNISED: Haltwhistle man Edward John Baty, of East View Terrace, was presented with a Royal Humane Society award for pulling a drowning woman out of the River South Tyne near the town four months earlier.

125 years ago

TODDLER'S DEATH: A Haydon Bridge toddler died just one month before her second birthday after her clothes caught fire while she was sticking pieces of paper in the fire at her home in Ratcliffe Road.

MURDER CHARGE: Hexham gamekeeper George Scholick, 53, found shot dead near the town's racecourse the previous week, was buried at Greenhead churchyard.  

150 years ago

ROADSIDE ATTACK: Three men sitting alongside a road at Ebchester were beaten up by two passersby. One assailant was later fined £6 for assault by Shotley Bridge magistrates.