One of the greatest movements ever to have stemmed from our towns, villages and greens, that has focussed on great causes and inspired our youth to help others, has to be the Young Farmers Clubs.

Lying around the perimiter of Shotton and Brenkley, the two largest open-cast coal mines in the UK, is Blagdon Estate, just north of Newcastle.

In society today, there are many people who, for whatever reason are unable to cope with or handle what might be considered a normal life.