I retired last autumn after nearly 4 decades with Northumbria Police. The reason why I stayed with them for so long is because no one else would have me. This blog is a hobby, I don’t make any money from it. It’s simply a site about what’s going on in the Ryton area, and all of our surrounding villages. I’m from Ryton but lived in Greenside for many years. I have now moved back to Ryton.