A 21st Century version of a Roman travel lodge has arrived in South Shields to celebrate arts and literature.Read the full story ›
Two people have been injured in incidents involving cows in our region.
A 55-year-old local man was trampled by the animals while walking his dog in Redmire in Wensleydale on Wednesday August 26th.
The victim was treated at scene for serious chest and spinal injuries before being flown to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Around ten minutes later and miles away in Northumberland their Cumbria-based aircraft was dispatched to Hadrian's Wall.
There a French women had sustained a blow to the chest from a cow and was in some discomfort.
Her injuries were found not to be serious and she was able to be transferred to hospital by the North East Ambulance Service.
A volunteer archaeologist digging at Vindolanda, the Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, has unearthed a tile with a human footprint.
The partial print of a right foot has been dated to 160-180 AD.
The volunteer who found the tile was student Mel Benard who is digging at Vindolanda with a Canadian Field School from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
This was the first artefact that I had found, I knew straight away that it was a footprint and it is so exciting to have discovered something which links you directly to that individual nearly 2000 years later”
It is not known whether the imprint happened accidentally or whether the person responsible mischievously stood on the freshly made tile.
National Trust volunteers who work along Hadrian's Wall have been thanked for their hard work with a special viewing of some rare work by Northumberland engraver Thomas Bewick.
Thomas Bewick, who was born in Northumberland, helped pioneer print illustrations in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The event is part of National Volunteer Week, which is being marked across the country.
Heather Cook, from the National Trust, praised the "skills" and "passion" that volunteers bring to Hadrian's Wall.
VisitBritain's revealed the new Mandarin names for points of interest across Britain. Hadrian’s Wall has adopted the “Wall of Eternity”.Read the full story ›
The country's first ever landscape discovery centre, at Hadrian's Wall, has received a £7.8m funding boost by the Heritage Lottery FundRead the full story ›
Northumberland has been voted the UK's second best holiday destination.
The county, with its castles like Alnwick and Bamburgh and its historic monuments like Hadrian's Wall, was beaten into second place by Cornwall in the British Travel Awards.
An explorer at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland has discovered a rare fungus which has baffled experts for years.Read the full story ›
Northumberland National Park Authority, YHA (England and Wales) and partners, are celebrating after plans for The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre were officially given the green light.
Plans for the £11.2m centre, which is to replace the existing 1960s Once Brewed facilities with a flagship visitor attraction, training and educational centre, were referred by a third party to be determined by the Secretary of State.
Northumberland National Park Authority Chairman Cllr John Riddle, said: “The long term gains of the project include economic growth and job creation which will offer a step-change benefit for the whole of the North East and then there are the benefits you just cannot put a price on – including the impact the project will have on young people from a training and educational perspective.
Consultation has played a huge part in a participative design process, with over 1,700 members of the public sharing their ideas and feedback.
Stuart Evans, Sill Project Director at Northumberland National Park Authority, said: “As part of the next stage of development, we want to continue this process and invite anyone who would like to contribute to come forward and help us realise the project’s full potential. Working together, we have such a wonderful opportunity through The Sill to compliment and support the excellent tourism offer in our region and open up the landscape to a whole new audience.”
The team now looks to push on to achieve £3m match funding needed as well as submitting its bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the remaining £6.9m, with an outcome expected early 2015.
After months of extensive public consultation and refinement, The Sill project have produced the final design concepts for Northumberland's new Landscape Discovery Centre, an £11.2m visitor centre which could be built near Hadrian's Wall.
Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall Ltd were selected earlier this year by Northumberland National Park and the Youth Hostels Association to explore concepts for the new multi-million pound landmark building, which would replace the existing facilities at Once Brewed near Steel Rigg on Hadrian's Wall.