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NORTH comedy actor Alexander Armstrong is being tipped to become the new presenter of Countdown. Armstrong, who was born in Rothbury, Northumberland, and lived in County Durham, would replace current host Des O'Connor on the popular game show.
By Sam Wood THE lucky winners of The Journal's Tokens For Schools competition have been revealed. More than 50 schools in the region entered the competition, which was run in association with Barclays Bank.
THE FACES of more than 200 people have been projected onto a wall inside Hexham Abbey. Bradford-based artist Carolyn Mendelsohn spent 28 hours filming on the streets of the Northumberland town, asking people to pose in front of a video camera.
PORTRAITS of locals will be the centre piece of Hexham Festival. More than 200 people are being projected on to a wall inside the abbey. Bradford-based artist Carolyn Mendelsohn spent 28 hours filming on the streets of the Northumberland town, asking people to pose in front of a video camera.
THE Duchess of Northumberland yesterday unveiled the new wing of a pounds 51m hospital development and turned her hand to keyhole surgery. But she was not performing a life-saving operation - instead carefully placing Polo mints on a stick.
LANDSCAPE features off the North East coast include the Farne Deeps trench which is more than 100 metres deep. It is home to large numbers of Dublin Bay prawns, better known as scampi. Doggerland, an area of the Dogger Bank, has the remains of more than 30 seabed villages.
A HIGH school became a learning village today as part of a pounds 12m revamp of education in a North East town. Cramlington Community High School has been renamed Cramlington Learning Village and will cater for pupils aged 11 to 18.
By Dave Black A SCHOOL'S transformation to a multi-million pound, state-of-the- art education complex takes a major step forward today with the official opening of a pounds 12m 'learning village'.
A SPECIAL screening of archive film footage is set to bring memories of Northumberland coal mining into the 21st Century.
A MAN who suffered a stroke has celebrated his 65th birthday with a group of people who he believes saved his life. Doug Willis is a regular attendee at exercise sessions, run as part of Northumberland Care Trust's cardiac rehabilitation programme for people in rural areas.
The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat further south in temperate zones, where it can form large flocks on suitable coastal waters. The nest is built close to the sea and is lined with eiderdown which is plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining was (and in some areas, still is)...
- A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.