Hexham Book Festival

Organisers of Hexham Book festival say visitors numbers are up, they want to establish the event as the literary festival of the North.

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Illegal puppy heartbreak

The RSPCA has called on the government to enforce tighter controls on illegal puppy trafficking.

One family from Hexham, in Northumberland was left devastated when they found out that their dog had been illegally imported from the Netherlands.

This is what Eleanor and Carolyn Donkin had to say:

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Police searching for missing woman Janis Hall

Northumbria Police officers have been searching for a missing woman who's disappearance is "out of character".

Janis Hall, 65, was reported missing from her home address at Catton, near Hexham, on Thursday, 19th December. She had last spoken to a relative on the phone at around 2pm that afternoon.

Janis Hall
Janis Hall's disappearance is "out of character" Credit: Northumbria Police

Mrs Hall is known to frequent Allendale and Hexham and is known to often going walking in the local area.

She is described as being 5ft 4ins tall of medium build, with grey short hair, and wearing glasses. She was also possibly wearing a green fleece coat, black trousers and a Russian fur hat.

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