Caring Matthew Petini is racing ahead with plans to raise money in memory of his 'amazing' brother who tragically died at just 18.
Matthew, 22, will be raising money for the charity Leukaemia Research - as a tribute to brother Danny (pictured right with Matthew)- when he competes in the world's biggest half-marathon on September 20.
Student Danny passed away surrounded by his family on New Year's Day last year after being diagnosed with leukaemia the previous summer.
Families in an isolated Northumberland hamlet are still waiting to find out whether multi-million pound plans to transform their rural community will finally come to fruition.
People in 32-home St Mary's near Stannington have been waiting for more than a decade for the redevelopment of the 150-acre site of the former St Mary's Hospital on their doorsteps.
Ron Johnston at the entrance to St Mary's Hospital, Stannington
In 2007 Bellway Homes and Rivergreen Developments were given the go-ahead by the Government for a 250-job business village - including 172 new houses, offices and craft workshops, a bistro, a community centre and improved sports, play and transport facilities for locals.
It was not the happiest of opening days for Morpeth Town in the SkilltrainingLtd Northern League, who crashed to a heavy defeat at Penrith where all five goals were scored during the second half.
Before then though the Northumbrians had to endure a tortuous journey following a traffic accident on the A66 which delayed the start of the game.
With just five games to go in the Wellstream NTSL, every point is going to be vital to the two sides who are neck and neck at the top of the table.
And Shotley Bridge proved exactly why on Saturday as they went clear of Swalwell by a single point, the champions dislodged from their perch at the summit for the first time this season.
Nick Swinburn warmed up for the World Mountain Running Trials with a comfortable victory in yesterday's Sherwood's Darlington 10k road race.
The Morpeth Harrier was still suffering the effects of a tough race in the Welsh Mountains which he won last weekend but he still had enough in hand to fend off the late challenge of North York Moors' James Bulman, who had moved through from fourth place at the halfway stage to finish over a minute behind the leader in front of a huge sunshine crowd in Darlington Market Place.
Northumberland's only flag maker has lashed council bosses for snubbing him when they wanted a special banner to celebrate a new era for local government in the county.
Simon Walker was furious when he spotted the new flag fluttering above County Hall in Morpeth at a time when his business was badly hit by the recession and the floods which devastated the town last year.
Despite having supplied flags to the county council in the past, he had not even been given the opportunity to bid for the work - which involved a special flag to celebrate the arrival of the new unitary Northumberland authority.
Vandals have struck a town's bid for Britain In Bloom glory.
Flower baskets in Newgate Street, in Morpeth, Northumberland, have been smashed, while damage was reported to brackets and displays at several businesses the previous week.
In another incident, a tub was removed from the front of Rickard estate agent's on Sunday.
Chamber of Trade member Charles Robinson said: "Fortunately this is not a big issue, but given the amount of time, effort and money that goes into this it is very disappointing.
"It is especially irritating given that Britain In Bloom judging is next week."
Retaining free car parking in Northumberland's most heavily populated area will mean cash-strapped council bosses missing out on potential extra income of around ÃÂ£4m a year, it is claimed.
Business leaders in Morpeth say the cash is available if charges were introduced for the estimated 3,000 council-owned parking spaces in towns such as Blyth, Ashington, Bedlington, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea (pictured) and Cramlington.
Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade made the calculations for the unitary county council as it steps up its campaign to standardise parking fee policy across Northumberland.
The motive behind the brutal double-murder of two Chinese graduates 12 months ago may never be known, detectives said last night.
It is exactly one year since Zhen Xing Yang and his girlfriend Xi Zhou were found bludgeoned and stabbed to death in their ground-floor Tyneside flat in Croydon Road, Fenham.
Nine months after their deaths, a judge sentenced Guang Hui Cao, 31, of Castle Close, Morpeth, to a minimum of 33 years in prison.
People are being invited to 'go green' at the Heighley Gate garden centre near Morpeth later this month in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
They are being invited to bring in used ink cartridges for recycling on Thursday and Friday August 20 and 21 to help raise cash for the charity.
There will also be collection bags for unwanted mobile phones, clothing and fabrics. These should be returned to the centre on Saturday and Sunday September 12 and 13, and will also be recycled.