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Prize for photographer

An amateur photographer from Longhirst has been awarded a runner-up placing in the 2017 North East Wildlife Photography Competition.

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The beautiful beach north of Bamburgh. Picture by Ellen Jackson

Want to be a part of Britain's biggest beach clean?

A charity is appealing for help to create the UK's biggest beach clean.
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Anglers are being urged to look out for pink salmon.

Northumberland anglers urged to report pink salmon and other unusual catches

The Environment Agency is urging anglers to report unusual catches after several pink salmon sightings in North-East waters.

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Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey, takes flight.

Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey chick, flies the nest

The 50th osprey chick has taken flight at Kielder.

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Some of the hen harrier fledlgings.

Bucking the hen harrier trend with 10 young

The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership has announced that five pairs of hen harriers tried to nest in the county, fledging 10 young.

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The group, led by Jasper, heads out from Bamburgh. Picture by Phil Wightman

Away from the coast, but still great scenery

This is the fourth section of a blog written by the AONB Partnership as six guided walks up the Northumberland Coast Path take place this summer.

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The group for the third leg heading from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. PIcture by Catherine Gray

Forgotten binoculars cause concern for Iain

This is the third section of a blog written by the AONB partnership as six guided walks up the Northumberland Coast Path take place this summer.

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A still from Jamie Dobson's drone footage of dolphins off the north Northumberland coast.

Go on watch for whales and dolphins

Scientists at the Sea Watch Foundation are calling on the public to help protect whales and dolphins by getting involved in their flagship summer event.

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Chillingham wild cow.

Go wild at Chillingham

The Chillingham Wild Cattle Association (CWCA) is offering a rare experience for the public to visit parts of The Wild Cattle Park not usually seen by visitors.

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The group at the end of the walk at the Jolly Fisherman in Craster. Picture by Phil Wightman

Guest of honour was Jasper the dog as walk ends in beer garden

This is the second section of a blog written by the AONB partnership as six guided walks up the Northumberland Coast Path take place this summer.

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Close-season crackdown on anglers

Officers at the Environment Agency reported 79 illegal fishing offences in the North East during the coarse-fishing close season.

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MBAG chairman Chris Craddock with the protesters in Belford.

Windfarm group mothballed after David v Goliath win

Windfarm protesters who successfully fought turbine proposals in north Northumberland have mothballed their group.

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A Eurasian lynx. Picture by Erwin van Maanen

Imminent bid to reintroduce lynx to Northumberland

An application to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx to Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to be submitted soon.

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The group at the start of the first section of the Northumberland Coast Path in Cresswell.

Bus missed, but plenty of stamps for passport

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is once more offering the chance to walk the Northumberland Coast Path this summer.

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Rufus Bellamy and Heidi Mottram at Kielder.

Gold award for green park in Northumberland

Northumbrian Water’s Landal Kielder Waterside has been awarded the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award for the 14th year running.

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Hedgehogs are prevalent in Northumberland. Picture by Ian Rotherham

Call to take up a Wild Challenge for nature

A new survey has revealed the continued decline in sightings of some of Britain’s most familiar and favourite garden wildlife.

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Pictured are Animal Welfare Officer Andrea Tarn; Northumberland County Councillor Jeff Watson, who is also chairman of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Timothy Murton, Coast Care Coordinator; and dog walker Jackie Galillee.

New scheme aims to stamp out dog fouling

A new initiative has been launched in Northumberland to tackle dog fouling and promote responsible dog ownership.

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The 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards

Award winners have shown their LOVE for Northumberland

The very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county has been celebrated at a special LOVE Northumberland awards event.

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Wallington Hall. Picture by Jane Coltman

Modern developments that heat hall take centre stage

The public is invited to find out more about the National Trust’s progress in reducing carbon emissions at an open day at one of its properties in Northumberland on Thursday.

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Members of Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth installing diffusion tubes. Picture by Cathy Crowther.

Is air pollution a problem in Alnwick?

Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth is monitoring air-pollution levels in Alnwick as part of a national Clean Air Campaign.

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