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2008-08-09 18:00:25

NEWCASTLE United Womens FC and the Newcastle United Foundation will be holding a Girls Football Funday at Willowburn Sports Centre, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick. The coaching programme for players aged seven to 12 will take place indoors on Friday, August 29 (10.00-2.00). It is free, but places are limited. Contact Nicola Hepworth on 07919 695 393. WHITLEY Bay are entering an under-14 girls side into the Northumberland Girls League and still have places available in their squad....

2008-08-03 18:00:12

CAMERAS are rolling as a blockbuster Bollywood movie is being shot in the North. A trailer for a new Eastern feature film is being filmed by Tynemouth Priory in North Tyneside. Called Apni Boli Apna Des, which translates as "our language, our country", the movie is billed as "a family drama about love, loyalty and sacrifice". It will tell the story of a young man who struggles to make it as a successful singer despite his family being immersed in debt. Starring Indian Bollywood...

2008-08-03 18:00:12

THE STREETS of a North market town came to life at the weekend as the annual Alnwick International Music Festival kicked into action. For the 33rd year in a row, the festival has attracted hundreds of talented performers. Among the acts turning heads yesterday - the opening day of the week-long festival - were the Sardinian folk dance group Quartiere Villanova, a dance group founded in 1976 by young Sardinians passionate about their region's traditional dances. Over the week, 20,000...

2008-07-31 18:00:26

A NETWORK of grass roots contact points is to be set up across Northumberland to help the county's new super council connect with people and businesses. One-stop shops and customer service access points will be established in towns across the county - to deal with things such as rent, waste permits, renewing library books and applying for disabled parking permits. Subject to funding approval, the project will eventually result in one stop shops in Berwick, Alnwick, Hexham, Blyth,...

2008-07-30 18:00:54

THE Duke of Northumberland is coming to the aid of a three-year- old boy with cancer. He is helping to raise funds towards the punishing petrol costs faced by the family of Matthew Phillips on their five-day-a-week, 70- mile round trip from their Shilbottle home to Newcastle General Hospital. It was thought he had beaten the disease after surgery and 14 months of chemotherapy, but the youngster had to go back for treatment when doctors realised the tumour was re-growing on his brain....

2008-07-29 18:00:51

THE pitter patter of two sets of little feet can be heard at the home of Kieran and Joanna Harris. The proud new parents celebrated the arrival of twin girls, Poppy Jo and Rosie Dawn, on June 3, at Wansbeck General Hospital. The twins are the couple's first children and they were overjoyed to welcome young Poppy into the world at 3.03pm, swiftly followed by her slightly younger sister at 3.04pm. The eight-week-old pair are now fighting fit, although it was a quite different story for...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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