A sycamore tree made famous by the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has been named Tree of the Year by the Woodland Trust.Read the full story ›
Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major exhibition in 2017. It'll celebrate the cavalry regiments that once guarded the wall.Read the full story ›
An astonishing number of Roman shoes have been found by archaeologists at a site on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.Read the full story ›
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.