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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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The Sycamore Gap tree, on Hadrians Wall. Picture by National Trust/John Millar

Northumberland tree needs your votes in European contest

An iconic tree in the Northumberland National Park, which was crowned England’s Tree of the Year, now needs your votes as it takes on the best from across Europe.

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Young volunteer ranger Anna Robe, a student at Newcastle University, took part in the scheme last year.

Apply to be young ranger with Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is calling on conservation-minded youngsters with a passion for nature to come and experience life as a National Park ranger.

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The Duke of Northumberland. Picture by Jane Coltman

PMQs query on Duke’s farm funding

The amount of funding the Duke of Northumberland receives in farm subsidies was raised at Prime Minister’s Questions last week.

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The Northumberland Coast AONB team.

Funding scheme for north Northumberland coast open for bids

The latest round of funding from the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is now open for applications.

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Fly-tipping near Norham

Asbestos fly-tipping cases soar across Northumberland

A surge of asbestos fly-tipping incidents across Northumberland is causing environmental and health concerns.

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A fish hits the side of the fish pass at Haugh Head ford on the Wooler Water.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Public meeting to take place on plans for ford

A public meeting has been arranged to discuss the proposed works by the Environment Agency to the ford at Haugh Head, near Wooler.

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Kielderhead is one of the wildest landscapes in England.

Woodland restoration project puts down roots

An ambitious project to restore one of the wildest landscapes in England has taken a step forward thanks to a funding boost.

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Darren East, senior forestry manager for Savills across the north of England.

Forestry creation grants up for grabs

A new grant scheme, launched to fund the creation of new woodlands, is now open for applications.

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Skywalker gibbon

New gibbon species named after Star Wars' Luke Skywalker

A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.
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Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Almost £220,000 in fines and costs were imposed by courts in 2016 following Environment Agency investigations into those flouting waste and fishing laws in the North East.

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