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Leisure park gives wildlife a boost

A wildlife charity has been given a boost by a holiday park.

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Here’s how long the heatwave will last in Northumberland

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.

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A seal caught up in old fishing netting.

Remember the three ‘Rs’ for ghost gear

World Ocean Day was on Friday, June 8, so we thought it was a good time to raise Ghost Gear.

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Holy Island is in the Northumberland AONB. Picture by Jane Coltman

Boost for AONB expansion bid

A bid to extend the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has received a timely boost.

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A Yellow Warning has been issued for wind on Thursday.

Strong winds set to hit the North East on Thursday as Met Office issues warning

Gusts of up to 60mph are set to batter the North East later this week.
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Illegal fishing being tackled

A bank-holiday weekend blitz to check anglers were fishing legally saw bailiffs net 14 people for offences on rivers and stillwaters across the North East.

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Two osprey chicks begging on Nest 4 at Kielder.

First 2018 Kielder osprey chicks hatch

This year's first Kielder osprey hatchlings have arrived.
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PICTURE GALLERY: Amazing shots of dolphins off north Northumberland

Dolphins have been putting on quite a show off the north Northumberland coast this weekend.

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Amy Baird's incredible picture of a dolphin with a fish.

Gotcha! More fantastic pictures of dolphins off the Northumberland coast

Absolutely amazing! Check out this picture of a dolphin catching his tea just off the Northumberland coast.

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VIDEO: Amazing sight of a large pod of dolphins off the Northumberland coast

A pod of up to 40 dolphins have been filmed off the coast of Northumberland this evening.
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Kielder osprey assistant Ellie Kent shows a youngster how to use one of the osprey watch scopes. Picture by Neil Denham

Egg-citement mounts at osprey nest sites

All eyes are on Kielder as the first of this year’s osprey eggs are due to hatch.

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VIDEO: Decline in Puffin numbers on the Farnes

Hear one of the islands rangers voice her concerns over the fall in Puffin numbers on the islands, according to figures revealed in the National Trust's five-yearly count.

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College Burn running into Henhole in the Cheviot Hills. Picture by Brian Rogers

Funding aids vital restoration work to Cheviot summit

Restoration work on the summit of Cheviot will be carried out, thanks to a new injection of Government cash.

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A nesting Shag on the Farne Islands. Picture by Jane Coltman

GALLERY: A trip to the Farne Islands.

Wondering what to do over the Bank Holiday weekend? As these pictures show there is a lot to see during a visit to the famous islands off the Northumberland coast.
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Alnwick Brownies and staff from Willowburn Sports Centre ready for the nature trail. Picture by Jane Coltman

Green-fingered Brownies lend a hand

Brownies and Guides from Alnwick have been giving a helping hand in the grounds of the town’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre, while working towards their adventure and challenge awards.

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Puffins on the Farne Islands yesterday (Wednesday). Picture by Jane Coltman

Alarming dive in Farnes puffin numbers

Puffin numbers on the Farne Islands may have fallen by an average of 12 per cent in potentially grim news for the struggling seabird, according to early figures in the National Trust’s five-yearly count.

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Plastic eating enzyme is exciting but scary

Plastic eating enzymes – exciting or scary?

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A Eurasian lynx. Picture by Erwin van Maanen

Case to re-introduce lynx is ‘not proven’

The case for a trial re-introduction of lynx into Kielder Forest has not been proven, Northumberland National Park Authority has said.

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Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust chief executive, with award-winning volunteer, Mary Lee. Picture by Susan Wilson

Northumberland Wildlife Trust volunteers praised for their dedication

Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have helped Northumberland Wildlife Trust recognise the efforts of its hardworking volunteers by supporting the 2018 Volfest.

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One of the dolphins captured on video by Paul King.

Killer whales and dolphins make for a spectacular sight

Spectacular sightings of killer whales and dolphins off the Northumberland coast made it a memorable bank holiday for wildlife enthusiasts.

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