Highthorn: Jobs, tourism, coal and climate change among final arguments

The public hearing on the controversial Highthorn opencast mine concluded yesterday as the four parties made their final arguments.

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Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland; John Grundy, Nicola Wardle from Northumberland County Council and Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group.

Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

The Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday, July 5.

Volunteers celebrate their long service achievement with Tony Gates, chief executive of Northumberland National Park Authority.

Volunteers clock up 250 years of service

Northumberland National Park has recognised some of its longest-serving volunteers and announced opportunities for residents to get stuck in.


WATCH: Restoring Ratty project to bring back water vole

The largest water vole reintroduction to one place ever undertaken in the UK is now under way at Kielder.

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Geocaching will help visitors learn more about nature at Kielder Water and Forest Park. Picture by Conchie & Co.

High-tech treasure hunting to help explore Kielder

The natural world and new technology are coming together to help people explore Kielder Water and Forest Park and learn about wildlife.

Last year's winning image - Puffin with his eyes closed, by Chris Orange.

Capture cover image for 2018 visitor guide

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is once again holding a competition to find an image for its Visitor Guide.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Bamburgh plans to go on public display

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

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.

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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