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Thousands of tree problems reported each year to council

Northumberland County Council does not have the resources to tackle all of the thousands of tree complaints it receives each year, a meeting heard.

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Some warmer days are on the way!

North East set for sunshine as week-ahead forecast reveals warm temperatures

Ditch the big coat and grab your sunglasses - the North East is about to get a dose of sunshine.

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The felled trees between the Greenwell Lane car park and Alnwick Castle.

Thousands of tree problems reported each year to council

Northumberland County Council does not have the resources to tackle all of the thousands of tree complaints it receives each year, a meeting heard.

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John Grundy, North Northumberland Coast AONB chairman Coun Jeff Watson and previous chairman Pat Scott cut the 60th anniversary cake, made by The Farm Bakery.

Diamond celebrations for AONB

Celebrations to mark 60 years since the North Northumberland Coast was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) started last month.

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The Kielder ospreys are due back soon.

Kielder awaits the return of nesting ospreys

Excitement is building at Kielder Water & Forest Park as staff and visitors eagerly await the return of the resident ospreys.

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Coun Guy Renner-Thompson

LOCAL AREA COUNCIL ROUND-UP: Toilets, speed limits and elderly care

The upkeep of Seahouses public toilets has been praised by a county councillor at the latest North Northumberland Local Area Council meeting.

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Farmer Billy Curry at the vandalised wall and litter-strewn field near the coastal path near Howick.

Farmer’s fury over litterbugs and fly-tippers

A Northumberland farmer has described the clutter left by visitors to a coastal beauty spot as disgraceful.

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North East warned to prepare for snowfall over Easter bank holiday as temperatures set to drop

We're all familiar with the age-old joke about damp and dreary British bank holidays.
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Protestors against Highthorn opencast at Druridge Bay demonstrating at Morpeth County Hall'Picture by Jane Coltman

Good news for protecting our environment

The last few weeks have brought some fantastic news for the environment of our beautiful area.

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Puffins are returning to the Farne Islands. Picture by National Trust/Freya Blockley

First puffins touch down on the Farne Islands

They're back! The first puffins have touched down on the Farne Islands.

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The first trees are planted at Doddington North Moor.

Putting down roots for a new forest

Planting of the largest planned new productive forest in England in the last 25 years got under way at Doddington North Moor on Friday.

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A consultation is underway on the impact of Brexit on the environment and farming. Picture by Andrew Diamond.

Consultation looking at future of farming after Brexit

A 10-week consultation is under way looking at the future of agriculture and land management in a ‘green’ Brexit.

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In the UK, we recycle only around 57 per cent of our plastic bottles. This means that 5.5 billion plastic bottles end up in landfill, incinerators or as litter each year.

Time to get tough on our plastic bottles

Water, Water Everywhere…

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Richard Negus in the Northumberland Coastal Marathon.

Raising funds for curlew campaign

Thousands of pounds has been raised for a campaign protecting a bird whose numbers are dropping.

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Gavin Styles, managing director at Banks Mining.

Banks Mining hits out at 'absolutely perverse' Highthorn decision

The boss of Banks Mining has slammed the Communities Secretary for his decision to ignore the planning inspector's recommendation and refuse a surface mine in Northumberland.

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Campaigners from Save Druridge on the beach.

REACTION: Northumberland surface mine refused

Politicians and groups react to this morning's news that the proposed Highthorn opencast mine on the Northumberland coast has been refused.
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Druridge Bay beach

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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VIDEO: Hidden wall paintings discovered at Lindisfarne Castle

The National Trust has uncovered hidden wall paintings during the £3million restoration of Lindisfarne Castle.

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The pine marten which has been captured on video in Northumberland.

Rare pine marten captured on camera in Northumberland

Video footage of a pine marten in Northumberland has been captured for the first time – and has been likened to finding ‘a mythical beast’.

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Pupils from Lowick and Holy Island schools at the new seat which will provide a resting place for walkers at the end of Pilgrim's Way.

Pupils have designs on new Island bench

A new seat which has been designed by schoolchildren will provide a resting place for walkers reaching the end of the Pilgrim’s Way on Holy Island.

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