Environment

Environment

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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Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers helping with the translocation of sphagnum moss. Picture by Geoff Dobbins

Mending a north Northumberland bog

Staff and volunteers at Northumberland Wildlife Trust have been busy restoring a 35-hectare section of blanket bog on its Whitelee Moor nature reserve in north Northumberland.

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Jess Anson releasing sea trout into the North Tyne rivers.

River boost for endangered pearl mussel

Thousands of sea trout have been released into rivers in Northumberland to stock rivers for anglers and help protect the future of a critically endangered species, the freshwater pearl mussel.

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An artist's impression of The Sill.

Northumberland National Park centre’s £10k education boost

Ahead of Northumberland National Park’s Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre opening to the public this summer, its education programme has received a £10,000 boost from Sir James Knott Trust.

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WATCH: Dolphins captured by drone off Northumberland coast

A pod of dolphins swimming off the north Northumberland coast was caught on camera yesterday.

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The Kielder ospreys in 2016.

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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