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Environment

Serial fly-tipper brought to justice

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the countryside in Northumberland has been prosecuted by the county council.

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Beadnell bay/beach
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Large pollution incident at Northumberland beach

More than 3,000 litres of liquid fertiliser has been spilled into Long Nanny stream, near Beadnell.

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The Duchess of Northumberland presented the Friends of Alnmouth Station with a LOVE Northumberland Award at last years ceremony.

Deadline is looming for contest

The deadline is fast approaching for the submission of entries to the 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards.

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Join recce walk along the beach this month

Footsteps Northumberland’s Patrick Norris, a professional walking guide based in Belford, is leading a free, guided walk along the beach from Goswick to Beal this month.

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Tweed Forum project officer Emily Iles with some giant skunk cabbage.

Residents urged to report invasive species sightings

The Tweed Forum is calling for help from the public to report invasive plant species in north Northumberland and the Borders this summer.

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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service demonstrating its high volume pump service which can be used at a wildfire at Linhope fire pond.  White watch at Pegswood where the equipment is based carrying out the exercise.

Reducing risk of wildfires

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new awareness campaign on wildfires, using two Northumberland case studies.

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Five of the strangest things found down drains in the North East - a bra.

Five of the strangest things in our drains

A bra, an unopened can of lager, false teeth and even an animal skull have all caused blockages in the North East’s sewer and drains networks.

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Volunteers at Barrow Burn Wood. Picture by Duncan Hoyle

Volunteers ‘guard’ juniper trees

A team of Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers made a return visit to a county nature reserve to help with the continued protection of a number of juniper trees.

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Jeff Sutheran, Chair of NNTA and Chris Curtis, commercial manager at Arriva Northeast with the new journey planners.

Journey planners making bus travel easier for visitors

A collection of new journey planners are now available to make bus travel easier for visitors to the north Northumberland Coast.

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Green Lane, Holy Island

Council listens to residents over Holy Island plans

Northumberland County Council plans to work alongside the local community in Holy Island on the future of a car park after listening to feedback from residents.

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Volunteers John Chrisp and Mike Lightfoot repairing mini dams.

Joining forces to help incy wincy spider

Another major conservation project is under way in the Northumberland National Park to protect an ancient peat bog which is home to a rare and diminutive species of money-spider.

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Bamburgh

Bamburgh plans to go on public display

An exhibition is being held next week in Bamburgh around future plans for the village centre.

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Crackdown on illegal fishing

Crackdown on illegal fishing

Environment Agency officers checked more than 400 rod licences in an Easter weekend crackdown on illegal fishing.

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The overflow car park in Seahouses.

Seahouses car park works to go ahead

Northumberland County Council will carry out works to improve the car parking facilities at Seahouses later this year.

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Volunteers working in the dunes at Bamburgh. Picture by Iain Robson

Initiative to look after the coast is recruiting project coordinator

A new initiative to recruit and train volunteers to look after the north Northumberland coastal area is wanting to appoint a full-time project coordinator.

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The trig point (triangulation station) on Shillhope Law. Picture by Ian Hall.

Measuring up to put county on the map

In this age of satellite navigation systems and Google maps, there is still a quiet pleasure to be had in opening out an Ordnance Survey map and seeing the landscape spread out in fine detail.

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A red squirrel

Red squirrel group aims to draw in conservation funds

Glendale residents doing their bit to save the red squirrel are formalising their efforts in a bid to draw in additional funds.

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Bin collections over Easter

Bin collections over Easter

Residents are reminded all bin collections across Northumberland will be one day late after Bank Holiday Monday.

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Litter on verges beside the A1

A clean sweep for the county’s major roads

Tonnes of rubbish are being removed from Northumberland major roads during an in-depth clean-up ahead of the main tourist season.

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Little tern at nest, wing stretching after incubating.

Do a good turn for a little tern

The Northumberland Little Tern Project is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to protect vulnerable birds nesting along the coast this summer.

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