Almost 400 homes in Rothbury in Northumberland have become the first in the country to get access to superfast broadband under a new Government scheme to help remote areas.
Twenty million pounds is being spent by the Rural Communities Broadband Fund to boost internet connections throughout the country.
Derek Proud reports.
A stately home near Rothbury and a group of islands off the Northumberland coast both feature in a new 20-part ITV series starting this weekend.
Presenter Michael Buerk looks at the work of the National Trust and the staff who work behind the scenes at some of its most spectacular properties.
Derek Proud reports.
People in Rothbury hope visitors will use alternative routes into the town after a landslip looks like closing a road for more than a year.
A road that was closed at Rothbury at the end of December after a landslip is continuing to slide away.
The closure is also causing problems for residents and traders who say that the closure is costing them thousands of pounds.
The road has been deemed "unsafe" to measure as it continues to fall away.
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. "
Residents in Northumberland could be cut off from Rothbury for at least the rest of the year following a landslip in December. Cragend Farm is one property near the town affected by the damaged B6344.
Local councillor Steven Bridgett says the diversion is costly to local people and businesses. The council has applied for a central government grant to help pay for repairs.
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.
A new wind turbine planned for Callaly in Northumberland would open the floodgates for more, say opponents of the scheme.Read the full story ›
Opponents of the proposed Follions Farm wind turbine have shown its size in comparison with the Angel of the North and Berwick Town Hall.
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.