Bring the Lindisfarne Gospels home.... permanently ! http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10290320.Celebrations_mark_St_Cuthbert_s_Day/
@ 19/03/2013 – 19:17:08
@ 11/09/2011 – 13:58:39
The Northumbrian pipes are a beautiful and distinctive musical instrument, unique to the Northumbrian region, that part of the world which exists between the Tees and the Tweed.
In this region we are lucky to have a deep and rich history and the Northumbrian pipes are an important part of this.
It's a shame that we don't promote our unique identity much more than we do.
I believe we can learn a lot from our neighbours in Scotland who draw strength from their heritage.
However thankfully there are organisations which do promote the Northumbrian pipes Northumbrian Pipers Society
Katherine Tickell is one of the most famous current players of this ancient instrument and her music can be heard here ;
There is also the Northumbria Anthology which has brought together traditional music, songs and poetry from the Tees to the Tweed and includes performances by many famous performers from across the region.
Celebrate our culture.
The Northumbria Anthology
@ 17/02/2014 – 00:08:34
Is this the 19th century? some of these rancid Tories obviously believe it is. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/tories-bullying-north-women-mps-6714274
@ 11/02/2014 – 10:51:03
With the world cup coming up it's time to remember West Auckland fc, the original winners of the world cup not once but twice! The little Co Durham club won the Thomas Lipton world cup in 1909 & 1921. Read the full remarkable story here. http://www.westaucklandtownfc.co.uk/index.php?page=how-we-won-the-world-cup
@ 10/02/2014 – 15:23:27
There has been a lot of talk in the media concerning the UK economic recovery.However all the excitement over this rings a bit hollow in this region where the unemployment rate is the highest anywhere in Britain,is anybody in our increasingly London centric media & govermnent aware of this? Perhaps even more pertinent,do they even care? http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-east-unemployment-rises-uk-6537055
@ 12/12/2013 – 18:04:05
HMS Illustrious has recently completed it's aid work in the Philippines. Secretary of National Defence, Voltaire Gazmin, visited the ship during her brief time in port at Manila to thank members of DFID and the UK armed forces personnel who have been embarked on HMS Illustrious while she played her part in the aid mission. Voltaire Gazmin said: No amount of words can precisely express our most profound gratitude for the noble deeds of HMS Illustrious and the British sailors in extending utmost assistance to the victims of that deadly natural disaster which has ravaged many islands of our archipelago. We can only thank you from the depths of our hearts, and treasure your most-appreciated help in our trying moments." http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2013/December/12/131212-completes-aid-mission
@ 09/12/2013 – 07:24:38
Good news for the region, Northumberland has won dark sky status. This means Northumberland has some of the best skies for stargazing in Europe. The area will be renamed Northumberland dark sky park. The cosmos is on our doorstep. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25260186
@ 10/11/2013 – 10:43:42
Find out how to donate to the Royal British Legion and about the work they do. http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal
@ 03/11/2013 – 11:18:49
A field at Saltwell Park, Gateshead has been created in remembrance of those who left this region and died in service of Great Britain. From World War One to Afghanistan, remember them. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24787218
@ 03/11/2013 – 10:36:59
Arts funding is massively biased in favour of London.They live of the fat of the land,cultural speaking while the North East starves.Seems to be a pattern forming... http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/call-arts-rebalancing-report-shows-6257813