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Council wins prize for parks campaign

An online campaign which helped to share residents’ love for their local parks has won a national award.

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Bottlenose dolphins. Picture by Peter Evans/Sea Watch Foundation

Northumberland sightings in National Whale and Dolphin Watch

The results of the 2017 National Whale and Dolphin Watch are in - as viewers of BBC Countryfile will have seen last night.
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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan, far right, with fellow campaigners pledging to reduce their use of plastic for Lent.

Berwick MP joins campaign to cut back on plastic

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has joined fellow Conservatives in pledging to reduce their use of harmful single-use plastics for Lent.

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Some of the dead fish on the surface of the lake.

Thousands of dead fish found in Northumberland lake

An investigation has been launched after thousands of dead fish were found in a Northumberland lake.

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The Met Office network of 15 radars now provides coverage across more than 99 per cent of the UK and detects precipitation in real-time.

Improved picture for weather radar

A £10million, state–of-the-art upgrade of the UK’s rainfall radar network has been completed.

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Opening of Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Co-op shoppers can support new centre

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is calling on Co-op members to support its new Wildlife Discovery Centre.

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Youngsters from St Paul's School, Alnwick, check out the tree learning guide.

Youngsters learn the science of trees at The Alnwick Garden

Schoolchildren descended on The Alnwick Garden last week armed with magnifying glasses and learning guides to discover more about trees and the environment.
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Residents are being encouraged to get involved in the annual National Nest Box Week.

Show some love for our feathered friends

Residents are being encouraged to show some love to our feathered friends.

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Mark Tuff's son.

Nature helps nurture confidence

“I’m a big believer that not all classrooms need to have walls and you can teach any subject outside.”

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Jonnie Wild reading his new book, The Carnivorous Crocodile, to his grandson Rory.

Bamburgh environmentalist pens his first children’s book

The children of Bamburgh environmentalist Jonnie Wild have a lot to answer for.

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Plastic pollution is a growing issue.

Campaign to tackle plastic pollution

Alnwick Area Friends of the Earth has raised concerns about plastic pollution, as part of its campaign to tackle the problem.

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Exmoor ponies grazing at Beadnell.

Ponies grazing coastal dune land

The National Trust has grazing Exmoor ponies in roadside paddocks at Seahouses, Beadnell and Newton Pool.

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The summit of the Cheviot

Tick our local Hewitts off the ‘to do’ list

What is it with lists? Many of us seem programmed to make them. Whether it is ‘to do’ or ‘shopping’, we seem to love them. And, perhaps this is a man thing, we also seem to enjoy creating lists for their own sake.

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WCF Pet & Equestrian's Katie Smith.

Alnwick store’s offer to help watch the birdies

Bird lovers are being offered free kit and food to help them join in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey.

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The Northumberland National Park above Elsdon. Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland National Park up for BBC Countryfile award

Northumberland National Park is in the running again for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards, which recognise the best of the British countryside.

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Fly-tipping

MP welcomes new fly-tipping powers

New powers are to be introduced for the Environment Agency to lock gates or block access to problem waste sites.

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Environment Agency community engagement officer Taryn Al-Mashgari.

Log on for new films on Flood Fridays

The Environment Agency last week launched a new series of short films to help North-East communities be better prepared for flooding.

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The Revitalising Redesdale partnership at the Ridsdale Ironworks.

Revitalising Redesdale launches five-year, £2.8m programme

As one major heritage project on the north Northumberland coast ends, another Lottery-funded scheme in the west is launched.

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Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn, director of Lycetts rural division in Newcastle.

Figures reveal the public cost of fly-tipping in Northumberland

An agricultural expert is warning of the ‘hidden cost’ of fly-tipping, after it was revealed that Northumberland County Council spent more than £100,000 cleaning it up over a 12-month period.

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Frozen lake at Hauxley. Picture by Duncan Hutt

Offer to celebrate success of wildlife centre’s six months

A north Northumberland nature reserve is offering wildlife lovers a special offer to mark the success of its new facility.

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