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USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS

We have put together a list of some local, useful and interesting websites.

Whether you want to contact your MP, see what's on at the Playhouse, receive help from the local Citizens Advice Bureau, view job vacancies, or simply browse some good sites, a couple of clicks may get you there.

 

PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
To access Northumberland County Council's Public Right of Way Map, which shows the rights of way in our parish and in our county, please click on the map below.


 
ST OSWALD'S WAY




St. Oswald’s Way is a long-distance walking route, exploring some of the finest landscapes and fascinating history of Northumberland.  The route runs through the centre of our parish.

To find out more, please click on the button below.


 

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

DID YOU KNOW?
We have an extremely rare tree in our parish


This tree (situated in the NE corner of the playing field at Acklington First School) is very special. Not only is it a rare Black Poplar, believed to be the most northerly in the British Isles, but it is more than likely the oldest thing living in our parish. 

Furthermore, in 2015 the tree made the national final in the Woodland's Trust's "Tree of the Year" contest (the only tree in the north east to have done so) and came a commendable seventh in the competition.

Black Poplars can grow up to one hundred feet tall and appear in many of Constable's paintings, including the Hay Wain.

The Black Poplar is one of Britain's rarest native trees and it is also one of the most endangered.

Without active conservation the Black Poplars could soon become extinct in this country.

 
 
Acklington once boasted a very proud RAF Station



The RAF Station at Acklington played a major part in the history of our parish and indeed the history of the country?

The first enemy aircraft to crash on English soil was shot down in 1940 by pilots from RAF Acklington.



For more information press the RECENT HISTORY link button below.

 

RECENT HISTORY

 


Acklington is obviously a very prestigious name in the fashion world
 
Acklington gives its name to a style of men's trousers which are produced by the outfitters Jack Wills and cost the pricely sum of £119.00

Well... they often say you "pay for the name"

Fancy a pair?

...and just so the ladies don't feel left out, you can purchase an Acklington handbag from Radley.

Radley is one of Britain's highly recognised designer brands in leather bags.  Its flagship store is based in London at 92 Kings Road and one of their lines in handbags is called "The Acklington Family"




Obviously the name "Acklington" suggests high quality... as do the prices!

Medium Across Body Bag - £99
Large Across Body Bag - £179
Bucket Shoulder Bag - £229

(Not kidding, honestly!)
 
 
WOMAN ARRESTED OUTSIDE HMP NORTHUMBERLAND WITH ALLEGED DRUGS STASH

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 30th November 2016



An insider at the Acklington jail claims the 47-year-old woman worked in the kitchens at the troubled prison.

A woman has been arrested at the gates of the troubled HMP Northumberland .
Police said the 47-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs on November 27.

An insider at the Acklington jail said the woman worked in the kitchens and was allegedly found with a “substantial quantity” of drugs when she was stopped and searched by police outside the prison.

The source said: “This was a civilian not a uniformed officer. It’s disgusting.”


   
 
CONCERNS RAISED BY TYNESIDE INMATES SET TO BE HIT WITH EXTRA JAIL TIME

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 28th November 2016



Tyneside inmates are set to be hit with extra jail time after posting pictures from jail cell online.

Michael McLaughlin, of Wallsend, and Brian Boak, of Walker, have posted pictures of themselves inside their prison cells in HMP Northumberland.
 
A string of posts to social media show muscular McLaughlin proudly shows off his cell at HMP Northumberland posing inside with the message “Another day in paradise”.

In another disturbing photo, from what appears to be a similar cell, a male is holding a syringe.
‘Boaky’ appears in a picture alongside with his thumbs up in front of a clearly barred window, while the defiant pair are also pictured together with their thumbs in the air.

And on November 22, at 11.15pm, McLaughlin sticks two fingers up to authority when he posts “Micky McLaughlin checked in to HMP Northumberland” in Acklington, along with a map pinpointing to his whereabouts.

The lags, using an illegal mobile phone, have been posting from the troubled Acklington jail and thanks to our investigation both could be set to be given extra jail time.


   
 
CONCERNS RAISED BY CAMPAIGNERS OVER SUICIDE RATE AT TROUBLED PRISON

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 28th November 2016



Campaigners the Howard League for Penal reform demanded action, as it is revealed that the UK-wide prison suicide rate is higher than ever before

The number of suicides behind bars has reached “epidemic proportions”, campaigners warned today.

And in “powder keg jail” HMP Northumberland, self-inflicted deaths are at an all-time high under current managers.

Three people have ended their own lives in the troubled institution so far this year — the highest-ever rate since private company Sodexo took over management.

The privately run prison has been described as a “powder keg” in the past by Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery, after multiple reports of attacks by prisoners and drug use inside emerged.

An HMP Northumberland spokesperson said: “Death in custody is a tragedy, affecting families, staff and other prisoners. We work with the prisons and probation ombudsman and the police to investigate all deaths in our care.”

   
 
INMATE AVOIDS EXTRA JAIL TIME AFTER ASSAULTING PRISON OFFICERS

The following article was published by ChronicleLive on 23rd November 2016

Anthony Dean Wilson, 36, spat at prison officers and tried to drag them into his cell, Newcastle Magistrates Court heard.


HMP Northumberland

A prisoner who assaulted three prison officers at HMP Northumberland has avoided extra time behind bars at Newcastle Magistrates Court.

Anthony Dean Wilson, 36, from Jarrow, is serving a seven year sentence for robbery and was being held at the trouble-hit jail in May when he attacked three prison officers.

Newcastle Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday that Wilson tried to drag one prison officer into his cell then spat at two other officers who tried to take metal cutlery from him.

   
 
RECENT PARISH NEWS
If you want to see the stories from Acklington parish that made the news last year

(from a trip to Buckingham Palace for one of our parishioners - to a national final for one of our trees)

then you can do so by clicking on the link below.

  

News from 2014 can also be accessed by clicking on the following link:

   
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