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RE and other finds in Corbridge, Northumberland

Today's 'My Neighbourhood' piece is a second North East post from Lesley Manners, who has lived in Northumberland for over 20 years. Newcastle may be home to the best hen and stag weekends in the country but Lesley shows us you don't need to don your pink feather stetson to enjoy this brilliant area.  Her first post focused on Jesmond. Today's recommendations are from the historic Roman town of Corbridge. N ...

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Jesmond, Newcastle: studentville without the grunge

Avocado Sweet's My Neighbourhood column comes from the north east of England over the next few months. Lesley Manners has lived in the area for over 20 years and will be recommending the places the locals go. Today's piece highlights Jesmond, a smart area of Newcastle popular with students and only two stops on the metro from Newcastle city centre. The main street is Osborne Road which is lined with indepen ...

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My neighbourhood: Queen's Park, Glasgow

by Alannah O'Sullivan Top notch coffee shops, delis, art shops, florists, supermarkets, farmers’ markets, parks, kindergartens, schools, libraries, hospitals, churches, art galleries and theatres – all within walking distance of where I live. Is this Paris? New York? London? No, it’s that well-kept secret - Queen’s Park in Glasgow’s South Side. From my front door, I stroll ...

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My neighbourhood: Easter Road, Edinburgh

Linking the east of Edinburgh's city centre to Leith is Easter Road, an area sometimes dismissed as bit grungy but one that's full of life and much beloved of its residents. At the top of the road is popular local hangout The Manna House Bakery which offers 30 types of handcrafted breads and authentic European pastry delicacies freshly baked in store each day. With a New York, Sullivan St Bakery vib ...

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