Residents cut off by a landslip on a road near Rothbury in Northumberland say the ground is still too unstable to assess the damage. Sean and Lou Renwick live at Cragend Farm near the B6344 which has been slipping since December. Sean said,
"The landslip continues to move. It's still unsafe to even measure the ground at the moment, estimates are that the road will now be closed for 2 years. It means that Cragend Farm is now cut off from its Plantation which supplies wood fuel to the farm. "
– Sean Renwick, resident at Cragend Farm near Rothbury
A Northumberland road closed in December following a landslip is still slipping. The B6344 at Rothbury could remain un-passable for at least the rest of the year. MP Steven Bridgett says the diversion is costing residents thousands.
Residents in Callaly north of Rothbury in Northumberland are meeting this evening to discuss plans for a new wind turbine at Follions Farm. Parish councillor Richard Bateson has organised a local referendum so people in the area can say how they want their councillors to vote.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP is discussing developing superfast broadband in rural areas of Northumberland. He's visiting a design company in Rothbury and attending a broadband forum with local businesses in the town's Jubilee Hall.