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February is never a great time for long trips out by train.  It's still dark in the late afternoon and we often get the...
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Now that the festive period is over, it’s a great time to start thinking about your pets’ health and wellbeing. Obesity is a HUGE...

For a winter warmer city short break, it’s hard to beat Glasgow at this time of year. In January and February, advance rail fares...
DIY Drill

Do-it-Yourself efforts around the house can help a lot of people to feel more attached to their homes. It's productive, challenging, and in some...

Blackhill Comrades Club in Ridley Street, Blackhill has been an iconic part of local history for almost 70 years. Started after WWII to provide...
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and temptations indoors and outside for our pets. Chocolate (especially dark chocolate), raisins (even those in your Christmas cake and mince pies), blue cheese...
yarn bombing

Colour your Life - a local arts programme - have organised a ‘yarn bombing’ project to be exhibited in Blackhill and Consett Park during...

The UK City of Culture project was born out of the success of Glasgow and Liverpool which were European Capitals of Culture in 1990...
Lorraine Weightman

You don't know what you miss until it's not there. Leaving home for the first time was a big adventure and in the first few...

An ex wrestling champion from Blackhill is set to take to the stage for the first time in a musical production of Alice through...

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