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Tribute to John Taylor

Remembering John Taylor

John Taylor, who served as a councillor for more than 28 years, died peacefully at home last week aged 77, after a short illness.

John represented the Longhoughton ward of Northumberland County Council. During a political career of more than 28 years he had served as leader of the former Alnwick District Council and also as a parish councillor. John was active on the district council from 1986 to 2009 and had been a serving member of Northumberland County Council since 2001.

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Antiques Centre Re-launch


Hedgeley Antique Centre IMG_3751

Just on the A697 in Powburn at the Hedgeley Services a change is underway. The long-term organiser of the Antiques Centre will now be focussing her attention on the Village Tea Room & Emporium in Powburn. But that doesn’t mean that the Centre is going to close. Instead, it’s going to be run as a co-operative of existing traders. I met with Tracy Fiddes to find out more.

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