Blakey’s Cafe & Bistro

My name is Francis Blakey, owner of Blakey's Cafe and Bistro. I’ve always had an interest in cooking from a young age, working in catering...
Shotley Bridge

Harrington Brown – How It All Started

Harrington Brown was established as an independent Estate Agency in 2002 by Margaret Burton who had over 10yrs of experience working for corporate agents....

Sources for sites to pitch up with your Caravan and Motorhome – By Chris...

Well, the UK holiday season is well underway now with the (hopefully continuous) relaxation of restrictions. Anecdotal evidence suggests that bookings for campsites are...

Umbrella Community Centre

I recently visited the Umbrella Community Centre which incorporates Consett Community Fridge. It is a community interest company* located in the centre of Consett. Before...

Our learners are ‘down on the farm’ – Learning For Life

Lorna and Ian Adamson have recently had planning permission approved to develop Haystax Inclusive Farm Experience and Accessible Holiday Lodges at Woodlands Park Farm...

Circle Of Life – By Lorraine Weightman

After moving back to Consett and especially over the last lockdown year I have taken up walking - very slowly at first - partly...

Places to Go: Silverdale for Leighton Hall

I wanted a long journey last August to see how the railway was performing outside the north-east, so I went to tiny Silverdale in...

Places to Go: Tenby

The first time I went to Tenby, west Wales, was by car. Our 1971 summer holiday started on a Saturday, and my father was...

John Atherton – 16 year old scooter rider from Consett.

I started riding at eleven years old when my Mam and Dad bought my first scooter for Christmas five years ago. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sADnXKP0lcs]Riding scooters really...
Newcastle-born Champion Kick-boxer Inspiring Young People Across The North East

Newcastle-born Champion Kick-boxer Inspiring Young People Across The North East

A five times martial arts world champion, actor, author and artist living in Los Angeles has “virtually” travelled back to his native northeast of...

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