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Coronavirus Help

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Help for local residents

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Coronavirus Advice for Everyone

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Advice from official sources

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Rainbow Pack

Rainbow Pack: My home book of feelings and thoughts

Northumbria Police have provided a Covid-19 information pack for children who may be worried about all the upheaval in their lives at present. It’s aimed at children in Key Stage 1 (5-7 years of age).

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My Old Oak

Old oak near Branton

Everyone’s got a favourite place, right? A favourite place to be? A favourite place to just look and see what you can see?

As I enjoy photography as a hobby, I have a favourite location that I like to keep returning to and to keep taking the same photograph. Yes, over and over…and over. It’s an old oak tree in a field opposite the Branton Lakes Nature Reserve, just before the Branton footbridge. I love the solidity of it, the way it stands out from the Cheviots in the background, the wide expanse of the field in front, the coming and going of sheep and people. I say the ‘same’ image but, of course, that’s the point – it never is the same image. The world changes, conditions change. More sun yesterday, more cloud today. More calm yesterday, more blustery today.

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My Green Dene

Green Dene – Crawley Dene

Too windy to ride my bike for my once-a-day exercise yesterday, so off I went to the Crawley Dene out from Powburn, heading south and loosely following the Shawdon Burn. The day before, I’d concentrated on looking up and saw a Breamish buzzard. Yesterday, however, I focused on looking down – and what a sight! Crawley Dene becoming green so quickly after the vernal equinox:

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Home School

Home School resources

Many thousands of parents and carers throughout the UK are now having to home school their children. Bit of a shock to the system, eh? We can feel ill-equipped to carry out tasks that we usually leave to the professionals – our teachers, teaching assistants and other educators. But – in addition to the worksheets and learning packs that schools have prepared for their pupils, both on and off line – there are lots and lots of resources online to make use of. Many are already set out into mini lesson plans, so this reduces the amount of time required for preparation.

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COVID-19 Latest

We have today received the following update from Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Northumberland Communities together

Northumberland County Council has launched it’s Communities Together hub to ensure those who are unable to leave their homes receive the support they need.

Teams have been working hard to compile food parcels to deliver to residents who are not able to rely on the help of friends, family or neighbours.

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Shielding Vulnerable People

Northumberland County Council shielding vulnerable people

We have today received the following information from Cllr Wendy Pattison.

Those people in our community who have received a letter from the UK Government because they are at the most severe risk of illness will receive specific and targeted support from Northumberland County Council, including free food parcels and deliveries to their own front doors.

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