Thursday, 22 March 2018

Celebrating all things local

Last week was Northumberland County Council’s fifth Meet the Maker, Meet the Buyer trade event, bringing together the creative talents behind our locally-made products. With businesses specialising in food and drink, arts and crafts, tourism and more, the event was a brilliant celebration of local talent. The event was part of the Hexham Tourist Fair, and proved once again that Northumberland is home to some incredible talents and businesses. It is so important that we support them and our local tourism by buying local whenever possible.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Celebrating the arrival of Spring

Yesterday was the Spring (March) Equinox which marks the start of Spring. The Equinox takes place when the Sun is directly over the Equator, meaning that day and night are almost equal in length. The date of the Spring Equinox is not fixed because the Earth’s orbit around the Sun takes an average of 365.25 days, but the date moves between 19th, 20th and 21st March. However, whereas the Spring Equinox signals the start of spring in the northern hemisphere, in the southern hemisphere it marks the beginning of autumn.

The last few weeks have brought some bad weather, but we can hopefully now look forward to seeing the signs of spring! The only way is up!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Fantastic opportunity for 18-35 year olds!

The British Council’s Future Leaders Connect programme is a fantastic opportunity for 18-35 year olds from across the UK. The programme is looking for young people to become members of a global network of emerging policy leaders. As part of the programme, all the participants will be spending two days in Parliament, learning from UK parliamentarians and discussing their own global policy visions. If you are an aspiring leader and policy maker and have innovative ideas which could make global change, then be sure to apply as this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

The deadline for applications from UK participants is Sunday 13th May, and all the details about the programme can be found here-