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Joint waste sites operation in region

The Environment Agency has joined forces with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the North East to carry out combined visits to check that waste sites are not flouting important legislation.

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Spittal beach and prom

Excellent bathing water at vast majority of Northumberland’s beaches

Eleven of the 13 bathing waters in Northumberland are either excellent or good, with every one of the county’s coastal sites passing the water quality standards, Defra announced today.

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Check oil tanks ahead of winter

The Environment Agency is urging people to check their oil tanks for leaks to protect the environment and reduce the risk of potentially large financial losses.

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Waste dumped illegally in an empty commercial property.

Waste criminals dump £750,000 clean-up bill on North-East landowners

Criminals who illegally dump thousands of tonnes of baled waste have cost land and property owners in the North East an estimated £750,000 in the last year, according to the Environment Agency.

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Dr Jacqui Pocklington and citizen scientist Dave Bell pictured at Brown's Bay, Cullercoats, analysing marine life. Picture by Mike Urwin

Day of reckoning for alien invaders

Volunteers are being asked to help track an alien invasion taking place around the coastline.

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The Environment Agency is trialling the use of body cameras.

Agency trialling body camera use

Environment Agency enforcement officers in the North East are wearing body worn cameras as part of a six-month trial.

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Say farewell to Amble, Alwinton and Ancroft

Time is running out to catch a final glimpse of the osprey chicks born at Kielder this year.

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Groundwork North East project officer Laura Waugh, second from left, with volunteers in Ashington Community Woods. Picture by Jane Coltman

Opportunity for age group in Ashington to develop some green skills

Young adults from areas of Ashington who want to work in the countryside sector have the opportunity to gain a training qualification and get some practical experience at the same time.

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Coun Glen Sanderson (front right), Alnwick councillor Gordon Castle (front left) and staff from the county councils neighbourhood services team.

Extra cutting of verges in county

An ambitious programme of extra verge cutting has helped Northumberland to look even better ahead of the main tourist season.

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The beautiful beach north of Bamburgh. Picture by Ellen Jackson

Want to be a part of Britain's biggest beach clean?

A charity is appealing for help to create the UK's biggest beach clean.
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Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey, takes flight.

Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey chick, flies the nest

The 50th osprey chick has taken flight at Kielder.

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An area of Ridley Park in Blyth.

Bedlington, Blyth and Cramlington parks among best in Britain

A number of parks in South Northumberland have officially been named among the best in Britain.

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A Eurasian lynx. Picture by Erwin van Maanen

Imminent bid to reintroduce lynx to Northumberland

An application to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx to Kielder Forest in Northumberland is to be submitted soon.

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The 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards

Award winners have shown their LOVE for Northumberland

The very best in community and voluntary environmental work across the county has been celebrated at a special LOVE Northumberland awards event.

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Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland; John Grundy, Nicola Wardle from Northumberland County Council and Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group.

Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

The Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday, July 5.

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Marcel Sunier, project director for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm scheme that is being built by EDF Energy Renewables. Picture by Chris Henderson Photography.

Public events for wind farm project

Residents have the opportunity to find out the latest information on the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm project.

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Serial fly-tipper brought to justice

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the countryside in Northumberland has been prosecuted by the county council.

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Five of the strangest things found down drains in the North East - a bra.

Five of the strangest things in our drains

A bra, an unopened can of lager, false teeth and even an animal skull have all caused blockages in the North East’s sewer and drains networks.

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Pictured are NWT volunteers with volunteer co-ordinator Lou Chapman (holding cheque) and people and wildlife officer Lauren Ogilvie (centre with flag) in front of the workshop and tool storage facility. Picture by Richard Clark.

One million reasons for trust to smile

Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) is celebrating after a major funding milestone was reached thanks to players of the UK’s largest charity lottery.

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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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