Dear Consett Readers,

February, the month of love.

For many it’s a time for embracing your loved one over a candle lit dinner and glass of wine. Or, you could fall into the single category, where you frantically purchase roses and cards in a effort to woo a potential mate.

For others it’s a predictable consumer bubble, filled with superficial nonsense.

We’ve gone all out this month on the St. Valentines theme with a number of local writers submitting their take on the “most romantic day of the year.” Perhaps this may get you in the mood. :p

Yes that’s right we’ve just thrown an emoji in the editorial. What is guaranteed to give you a smile is Lorraine Weightman’s story on page 7.

We hope you enjoy this issue and remember we want to hear from you, so get in touch.

Stay classy Consett.


Brian Harrison
Barry Kirkham
Marco Elsy
Frank Bell
Neil Sullivan
Lorraine Weightman
Syd Peck
Malcolm Clarke (Online)
Jim Callan
Alan Harland (Online)
Dr Jacqui Molyneux
Emma Atkinson
Chris Dodds
Danielle Williams

The Front Cover

A big thank you to Danielle Williams for providing the fantastic photo on the front cover.

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