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Proposals for Haugh Head ford raise fears

Councillors are to express their concerns about proposals to replace the Haugh Head ford on Wooler Water.

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Tony Gates, chief executive of the Northumberland National Park Authority; 93-year-old Jack Hope, from Wooler, the National Parks original warden; the Duchess of Northumberland; Coun Glen Sanderson, chairman of Northumberland National Park Authority; with Henshaw Primary School pupils Reed Bryson and Chloe Makepeace, both eight.

Duchess marks milestone at The Sill

The Duchess of Northumberland joined Northumberland National Park Authority (NNPA) to celebrate an important stage in the construction of The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre.

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Raymond Johnston's photo of the Farne Islands.

‘Truly a magical part’ of our coastline

This stunning image of the Farne Islands by a Berwick upon Tweed photographer has won a regional competition, it was announced today.

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Puffin with his eyes closed, by Chris Orange.

Puffin catches the judges’ eye to win Northumberland photo contest

A photo taken by a visitor to the Farne Islands has been chosen as the front-cover image for next year’s Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide.

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Puffin with his eyes closed, by Chris Orange.

Puffin catches the judges’ eye to win Northumberland photo contest

A photo taken by a visitor to the Farne Islands has been chosen as the front-cover image for next year’s Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide.

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Icy mornings may be on the cards this weekend.

A wintry weekend: Your North East forecast from the Met Office

Frosty mornings and heavy showers are forecast for the North East this weekend.
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The Polar Vortex may cause temperatures to plummet

Why the North East could be set for its coldest winter in years

Last week the North East had an early taste of winter as snow fell on higher ground - and forecasters are warning it could just be the start of a very cold winter.

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Holy Island causeway
Lindisfarne causeway
Picture by Jane Coltman

Electricity-supply issue on Holy Island

Back-up generators are providing electricity to Holy Island and will continue to do so until the main power supply cable is fixed.

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Coun Ian Swithenbank.

Council’s warning on cowboy collectors

Don’t trust a ‘white van man’ offering to get rid of your rubbish on the cheap – that’s the message from Northumberland County Council after a string of fly-tipping incidents from unscrupulous waste collectors.

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Bamburgh beach. Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland coastline 'excellent' for water quality

Beaches in north Northumberland are top notch when it comes to bathing water.

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Coun Glen Sanderson, chairman of the Northumberland National Park Authority. Picture by Simon Williams

Northumberland National Park beats tourism target

A new report commissioned by the Northumberland National Park Authority shows that tourism is thriving.

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The Met Office is warning drivers to be careful if they're planning to take routes that go over higher ground in the coming days.

Snow warning: North East could see 'several centimetres'

The heavy rain is set to turn into snow in area of the North East over the coming days, according to the Met Office.
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Davisons Linn.

Following in the footsteps of author David Dippie Dixon

In 1903, local historian David Dippie Dixon published his most famous book, Upper Coquetdale.

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A previous AONB annual forum

Registration opens for the coast’s annual AONB forum

Registration is now open for the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership’s 2016 Annual Forum.

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Tony Gates, Northumberland National Park chief executive.

Plans to renovate historic estate in Park get green light

Northumberland National Park has approved plans to renovate a remote historic estate, giving the group of buildings at Kidlandlee a new lease of life.

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WATCH: Diver gets up close and personal with a seal off the Farne Islands

A scuba diver got some fantastic footage when a grey seal tried to chew his camera during a trip to the Farne Islands.

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WATCH: Erosion has led to fish-pass problems

A number of organisations are working together to try to find a solution to an issue which is affecting salmon and sea trout in north Northumberland.

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Aurora over Hauxley by Jane Coltman

Increased chance of Northern Lights sightings this week

The chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis should increase over the next few days, according to space weather experts.

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First seal pups of the year spotted on Farne Islands

The first seal pups of the year have been spotted by National Trust rangers on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast.
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The eider or Cuddy's duck.

Help save Northumberland’s sea duck

Bird protection charity, the RSPB, is calling for more help for Northumberland’s iconic eider duck, 1,300 years after St Cuthbert introduced the first laws to safeguard its future.

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