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Eyes to the skies for the return of ospreys

Nature lovers are being urged to turn their eyes to the skies to watch for the return of some of the most popular visitors to Kielder Water and Forest Park.

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Sycamore Gap by Karen Walker

Fifth place in Europe for Northumberland tree

A tree in the Northumberland National Park, which was crowned England’s Tree of the Year, could only muster fifth place in the European contest.

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Bamburgh Heritage Trust has been awarded lottery funding for its Accessing Aidan project.

Lottery grant joy for Bamburgh

Bamburgh Heritage Trust has been awarded more than £40,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund - but it could lead to a whopping £400,000 grant in due course.

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A hut built at Buston Links for the filming of Vera. Picture by Dawn Groves

All welcome at beach clean-up

Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth has teamed up with National Trust rangers to clean up the beach at Buston Links, south of Alnmouth, this weekend.

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The front cover of this year's Visitor Guide.

New visitor guide will be hot off press at North Tourism Fair

This year’s Northumberland Coast AONB Visitor Guide will be hot off the press in time for the North Tourism Fair next week in Alnwick.

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Beadnell in Bloom has received free trees from the Woodland Trust.

Beadnell and Amble to get free trees

More than 23,000 free trees will be winging their way to schools and community groups across the North East thanks to the Woodland Trust.

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The close season for coarse fishing on rivers starts tomorrow.

River patrols planned as coarse fishing close season starts

Anglers are being reminded that the close season for coarse fishing in rivers starts tomorrow.

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A male hen harrier in flight. Picture by Andy Hay, RSPB Images

Have you spotted one of these birds?

The RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans to keep a look out for hen harriers, one of England’s rarest birds of prey.

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The 88-metre Adwen blade arriving in Blyth

Giant wind-turbine blade arrives in Northumberland

One of the world’s longest offshore wind-turbine blades is pictured arriving into the Port of Blyth.

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Cllr John Woodman and Cllr Ian Swithenbank in Bamburgh car park.

Bamburgh car park improvements underway

A car park expansion and improvement is underway in the picturesque coastal village of Bamburgh.

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Howick with underground cables replacing overhead power lines.

Disappearing cables improve landscape in Northumberland village

Northern Powergrid has invested £100,000 to improve the landscape in Howick on the north Northumberland coast.

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Charities to benefit after breaches by water board

Northumbrian Water will pay £375,000 to regional charities after it breached environmental permitting regulations in Northumberland.

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Students Theo Nickols and Bugge Vick at work.

Working for wildlife

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has strengthened its conservation team with the arrival of two students, who have joined the Trust on placement from university for the next six months.

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The beach clean organised by Isla Morton.

Youngster organises beach clean

A Bamburgh youngster and her friends carried out a beach clean recently.

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Haugh Head ford and fish pass on Wooler Water.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Further consultation promised before any action on ford

The Environment Agency has confirmed that it will be carrying out more consultation before any work takes place at the Haugh Head ford on Wooler Water.

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Etal's new electric charging point

Electric boost to tourism in avenue bid

Berwick is one of 11 towns and cities chosen to be part of an ambitious bid to the EU to secure funding to promote the take-up of green transport.

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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency beach supervisor's course in Northumberland.

Event ensures protection of coast

Northumberland played host to a major multi-agency course aimed at protecting the region’s coastline.

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Gorse-bashing to protect grasslands on the Whin Sill

Before the birds start to nest, there is a window of opportunity to put into action some of the management recommendations for one of nine heughs in the Peregrini Lindisfarne landscape.

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Pollution in the River Till.

Farmer fined for polluting protected river with slurry

Farmers are being warned of their responsibilities to store slurry and silage properly after a dairy farmer and his company were fined £19,162 for twice polluting a protected watercourse.

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RSPB calls for action as birds of prey continue to be killed

RSPB calls for action as birds of prey continue to be killed

Illegal persecution of birds of prey is still happening all too regularly in the countryside, including Northumberland, according to the RSPB’s Birdcrime 2015 report.

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