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Full report: What IS behind the mystery door?

Now, take one medieval abbey, some extensive restoration work and a mysterious bricked up door, hundreds of years old, and you have the makings of a spooky, gothic story.

All those ingredients came together at Hexham Abbey in Northumberland. The rector invited us along to see the mystery resolved.

Derek Proud reports.



Man charged with murder after Hexham disappearance

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a woman from Hexham.

Donald Graham, 59, of Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, has been charged with the murder of Janet Brown. He has also been charged with two counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, and13 counts of fraud.

In addition, Donald Graham is jointly charged with Elizabeth Todd, 51, of Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, with forgery, conspiracy to commit fraud, and perverting the course of justice.

Around The House: Can credit unions challenge payday lenders?

The high cost of credit - and alternatives to payday and short-term loans - were discussed in this month's political programme, Around The House.

Helen Ford was joined by the Conservative MP for Hexham Guy Opperman - and Stockton North's Labour MP Alex Cunningham - to consider the options for people struggling with debt, and the high level of demand for emergency loans.

You can watch the debate here:

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