Art works inspired by the border between England and Scotland blossomed around the referendum, a North East based academic has claimed.
Northumberland’s cultural and social relationship with Scotland was enriched by political events, according to Northumbria University Professor of Art History, Ysanne Holt, and she hopes the focus on the ‘borderland’ area continues for a long time to come.
Prof. Holt, who studies the cultural landscape of the Anglo-Scottish border region, said:
“The referendum clearly drew sharp attention to this region and its cultural identity, and let’s hope the focus remains. The events of last year caused valuable reflection on the longstanding interconnections across the border, fostering for many a sense of wanting to develop further collaborations, not just in terms of shared resources such as tourism, forestry, roads, rail and so on, but in the arts and culture as well.”
RAIL, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow has died, sources told the Press Association.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union made the announcement with the deepest regret.
A brief statement said: “It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our general secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.
“RMT would request that all media respect the privacy of the friends and family of Bob Crow at this distressing time.”
Source – Northern Echo, 11 March 2014