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Main route to Hexham re-opens after 6 week repairs

A main route into Hexham, Northumberland, has re-opened this morning - following the completion of repair work the town's Railway Bridge.

Traffic heading into Hexham on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News

Hexham Railway Bridge closed for six weeks on Monday June 6 to allow Network Rail to undertake essential maintenance work.

The closure meant the A6079 - the main route in and out of the town - was also closed for the duration of the works.

Northern Gas Networks also replaced a gas main and Northumberland County Council took advantage of the closure to carry out resurfacing work.

Free-flowing traffic on the Railway Bridge on Saturday morning. Credit: ITV News

The re-opening of the bridge will come as a relief for many traders in Hexham, who feared that the temporary closure would hit business hard.


Flying high! A student with a fear of birds becomes falconry apprentice

A student who once had a fear of birds has become the fist ever apprentice at a Northumberland Falconry Centre.

Jamie Breslin, from Northumberland, has taken up the position at Falconry Days in Hexham.

Now she's now proving to be a favourite with the birds and the visitors to the centre.

Watch our report from Julie Harrison:


Robson Green opens Hexham Fish Pass

Robson Green has officially opened Hexham Fish Pass.

The Fish Pass is designed to make it easier for salmon and sea trout to migrate upstream to breed.

Tyne Rivers Trust is the driving force behind the project, which has been more than twenty years in the planning.

It was completed last year but officially opened today (22nd March) to coincide with the opening of the brown trout fishing season on the river Tyne.

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