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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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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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Children go wild outdoors

Children go wild outdoors

Pupils in Ashington are getting back to nature in the great outdoors as part of an innovative new project.

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Environment Agency staff found the driftwood while doing water samples at Budle Bay.

Mysterious wooden drifters wash up on North East coast

Staff at the Environment Agency and Natural England are the latest people to find mysterious wooden ‘drifters’ with German writing washing up along the North East coastline.
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Trees felled in the Greenwell Lane car park earlier this year sparked criticism.

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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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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Druridge Bay beach

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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Town starts plastic free status process

Newbiggin by the Sea has taken the first step in the process to get plastic free coastline status from a marine conservation charity.

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One of the world's longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's testing facilities in Blyth. Picture by Chris Henderson.

Huge turbine blade arrives in Blyth

One of the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth.

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The sorting station for the beach clean at Cambois.

Record turn-out at Cambois beach clean

A beach clean in Cambois had a record attendance of volunteers who felt the need to do their bit for the marine environment.

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Yesterday's tidal swell at Seaton Point, near Boulmer.

New flood alerts for Northumberland coast

The Environment Agency has issued a new flood alert for the Northumberland coast today (Saturday, March 3).
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Map of the proposed site boundary for the Highthorn surface mine.

Decision on controversial Northumberland surface mine is DELAYED

The announcement of the decision on a proposed surface mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland has been postponed.
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The Blyth: 2187AD picture by Lauren Darn is one of her SubmergedUK campaign photographs.

Eye-catching way to highlight issue

A striking image warning what could happen to coastal towns in Northumberland in the next century as a result of climate change is among a set that have been produced by a photographer and activist.

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Snow showers set to hit North East as Met Office predicts freezing week

Spring may be on the way according to our calendars - but the weather doesn't quite agree with the North East set for a freezing start next week.

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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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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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Humford Dam on the River Blyth in Bedlington. Picture by Tony Rugman-Jones.

Dam removal no longer an option

Campaigners have spoken of their delight after it was announced that an option to remove a key structure at Humford Country Park in Bedlington is now off the table.

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Agency’s boost for fish stocks in region

Thousands of young fish have been released into North East rivers, including the River Blyth, to help boost stocks.

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Polar Krush sales director Michael Reid with Hudson the Bear.

Polar Krush helps the environment

Iced drinks manufacturer, Polar Krush, has announced plans to help freeze the increasing levels of plastic around the world.

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