Ghosts, ghouls and spooky surprises

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THERE were spooky surprises and ghostly goings-on across the county this Hallowe’en.

Hundreds of children enjoyed a host of fun and frights at a Hallowe’en-themed festival at Community and Voluntary Action (CVA) Blyth Valley in Beaconsfield Street, Blyth.

Jean Bell, Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Northumberland, officially opened the event, which included a range of sporting activities and pumpkin carving.

Meanwhile, students at The Blyth School Community College raised £160 for the Sir Bobbly Robson Foundation by holding a guess the weight of the pumpkin competition.

Yeat 7 student Mya Gibson won a box of chocolates for correctly guessing the weight of the monster vegetable at a whopping 1.5 stones.

Other events included a ‘spooky cake sale’ and a raffle.