Sam Lavery

Sam Lavery – Consett’s own Xfactor Contestant

 Sam has always loved to sing but by age 9 we could see that she had something a bit special and it wasn’t long...

Business is Rosy for Artist Alex

A lifelong love of animals and wildlife has been the inspiration for one of the region’s best kept cultural secrets and a multimillion pound...

Shotley Bridge Nursery in the TOP 10

Shotley Bridge Nursery School has won an award for being a top recommended nursery in North East England.The nursery came in the Top 10...
Lorraine Weightman

Home Comforts – By 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...
Survey Highlights Importance of North East's Rural Pubs

Survey Highlights Importance of North East’s Rural Pubs

A study by a north east academic has highlighted the vital importance of the local pub to countryside communities.Ignazio Cabras, professor of entrepreneurship...
Dan Richardson

Property Tips: Why having an estate agent makes a difference

This month’s tip for selling your property is to make full use of your estate agent. Obviously your agent will be advertising your property...
Raindrop Events

Raindrop Events

So this was the Raindrop Events (a family run event business run by Tristan and Emma Raine) first ever Hamsterley forest Music Festival in...

Blackhill Club

Blackhill Comrades Club in Ridley Street, Blackhill has been an iconic part of local history for almost 70 years. Started after WWII to provide...

Geordie Girl Wins Best in Show – Crufts 2016

Marie Burns from Top Trimz Pet Grooming here in Consett last month won the coveted title of ”Best in Show” at Crufts 2016 with...

Pokémon Go – Wanna catch ‘em all… and be fit?

It has been a month already since I finally downloaded the app I was anxiously waiting for: Pokémon Go!I did not do so before...

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