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Biggs, beer and biryani

December 18, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Alastair Gilmour looks at the latter part of Ronnie Biggs’ life when he gave himself up, having expressed a desire


Aladdin Dame

December 10, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

A pantomime legend and a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale have them rolling in the aisles, says Alastair Gilmour The


Christmas gifts

December 10, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Spirit of Northumberland Ltd incorporating Alnwick Rum Company and Alnwick Brewery Company We have had a very busy but fantastic 2013,


He listened to the band

December 10, 2013 | by Cheers North East

Band aid: John Boyle, left, and Dave Hignett Tyne Valley Big Band bought some microbrewery beer earlier this year to


For Cuddy read Clarence

December 10, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Number three:  The Clarence Villa, Coxhoe, Durham The future is looking bright if recent pub openings are any indicator. Sonnet


Hedley in the right direction

December 10, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

60 Shillings:  David Burdus, centre, with Andy Burrows and Julie Calvert The Percy Hedley Foundation has benefited from the donation


Pubs thrive on whirl of activity

December 10, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour

Some fast moving trading has saved seven pubs and around 170 jobs in the North East.  The Bridle Path in



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