Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tell Me What's Going on, Says June

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tell Me What's Going on, Says June

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June Cowie, Newbiggin Hall, Westerhope, Denton Burn and Walbottle. tel: (0191) 243 3687.

Nosiness is a virtue when it comes to being a veteran yet intrepid reporter, according to June Cowie.

Nothing is too small for the 66-year-old of Westerhope, and any car boot sale or summer fair worth its salt will get a mention in her column.

The mum-of-one and grandmother-of-three has loved keeping on top of local business for the Chronicle for the last five years.

But she has one big gripe with our readers.

"I cover a big patch, including Westerhope and Denton Burn, and am always out and about finding out what is happening.

"But I do wish people would get more involved in what is happening in their community.

"I live in Westerhope and know everyone but many people these days don't know their neighbours.

"I pick up what is going on by asking in shops, going to church functions and walking about talking to people.

"But sometimes I can't believe so few locals tell me about what is happening. …

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