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22 OCT

Wanted: artist to dive and show the magic of our seas!

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has joined forces with the Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists in its search to find an artist prepared to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves

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22 OCT

Seal Watch

Now that the first seal pups have started making an appearance along the North East coast, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is encouraging members of the public to be vigilant

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1 SEP

Bumper breeding year for rare seabird in Northumberland

A rare seabird has enjoyed its most successful breeding season for two decades in Northumberland.

This year, 89 little tern chicks fledged along the Northumberland coast at the National Trust’s Long Nanny site in Beadnell Bay and Natural England’s Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

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18 AUG

Experience a ‘Sense of Place’ in the North East’s protected landscapes

The Northern Lands Partnership has launched an exciting new training scheme for businesses operating in the North East’s Protected Landscapes. Called ‘Sense of Place’ the scheme is designed to equip businesses with enhanced skills in welcoming visitors, improve product knowledge and become Protected Landscape ambassadors.

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18 JUN

Hoping to tern rare seabird’s fortunes around

A team of dedicated conservationists are working along the Northumberland coast this summer to help improve the breeding success of one of the UK’s rarest seabirds.

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27 MAY

Climate change leaving seabirds with nowhere to tern

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeeze the UK’s coastline. In response to this threat, a major new five-year partnership project has been established to help secure the future of little terns in the UK.

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22 APR

Easter Stargazing

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Northumberland Astronomical Society (NASTRO) are delighted to announce that they are holding a Stargazing event as part of the 2014 International Dark Sky Week 20th – 26th April. The event will be held on Tuesday 22nd April starting at 8.00pm at the Barn at Beal, with the café kindly opening in order to serve hot and cold drinks and a selection of cakes.

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21 APR

Geo-walk on Monday 21st April

Explore Lindisfarne and its geology in the company of Ian Kille of Northumbrian Earth. This is the first in a series of walks in the Northumberland Coast AONB to discover different aspects of its landscape and geology.

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14 APR

Climate change leaving seabirds with nowhere to tern

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeeze the UK’s coastline.

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9 APR

Bamburgh Wreck Designated

English Heritage has announced that the Bamburgh Wreck is of national importance and it has been scheduled. The scheduling is the result of the research work carried out by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) in summer 2013. The wreck was partially exposed early in 2013, lying south of Bamburgh Castle and recovered by sand in the huge tidal surge of December 2013.

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9 APR

Make it snappy for 2015 Visitor Guide

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is holding a photography competition this summer to find a cover-shot for their 2015 Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide.

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26 FEB

Time Team comes to Druridge Bay

Tune in and discover the Secrets of the Sand
Time Team, Channel 4, 8.00pm, Sunday 2 March 2014.

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20 FEB

Join in on the Northumberland Coast

Volunteering opportunities with The National Trust

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17 FEB

Berwick Walking Festival 2014

Berwick-upon-Tweed is gearing up for a brand new walking festival that will be taking place in April this year.

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10 DEC

Star Quality!

Europe’s biggest Dark Sky Park unveiled in Northumberland

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12 NOV

Dolphin tracking devices lost

Please help Newcastle University find some dolphin tracking devices.

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28 OCT

Alnmouth Wool Craft Fair and Sheep Tales Exhibition

The highly-acclaimed ‘Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns’ exhibition will revisit Alnmouth on 23rd November.

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25 OCT

Fireworks on the beach?

If you are planning to set off fireworks over the coming week, beach managers on the Northumberland Coast are appealing to you to clear up the remains once it is safe to do so.

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14 OCT

Wildlife needs a helping hand as weather changes

Now that the temperature has taken a sudden nose-dive and we are all reaching for the thermostat on the central heating, it’s time to do your bit for wildlife says Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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24 SEP

Seal Watch

In the next few weeks, grey seals return to the Northumberland coast to give birth to their pups and, after a few weeks, these pups head off to sea to prepare to live an independent life. However some will turn up on beaches along the coastline as they learn to swim and feed. In circumstances such as this, their mother is usually not too far away.

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24 SEP

Craster : Castles and Kippers

Geo-walk on the coast from Craster on Friday 27th September 14:00

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23 SEP

Baywatch

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is hosting The Big Wildlife Count @ Druridge Bay to see if it really is a Bay of Plenty and is calling upon members of the public to join in.

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12 SEP

Sustainable path to coastal tourism

A strategy that will guide the future of tourism in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was unveiled at the AONB Partnership’s first ever Sustainable Tourism Forum on Tuesday.

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12 AUG

What lies beneath?

Northumberland Wildlife Trust and MARINElife, the European marine conservation research charity, are joining forces to help protect wildlife in the North Sea.

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12 AUG

After more than two years the BYGONE CRASTER site is back online!

After an absence of more than two years, the Bygone Craster site is back online. Bygone Craster which houses the Sables-Smailes collection of old photographs of Craster was the original website dedicated to the history of the village.

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6 AUG

Local tourism businesses invited to attend first ever Sustainable Tourism Forum

Registration is now open for Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership’s first ever Sustainable Tourism Forum.

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6 AUG

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Outdoor Theatre
Lindisfarne Castle 17th August

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26 JUL

The Value of AONB partnerships

The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) today released the findings of an independent assessment entitled “The Value of AONB partnerships”.

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25 JUL

Make the most of your coast!

Celebrate our sea life during National Marine Week

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19 JUL

Volunteers tackle invasive alien

Volunteers and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve team have been mapping and removing pirri-pirri bur, an invasive alien plant species, from the dunes of the Northumberland Coast this week.

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18 JUL

Can you take our cover photo?

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is holding a photography competition this summer to find a cover for its 2014 Northumberland Coast Visitor Guide

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16 JUL

Delving deeper on a journey of discovery

Divers begin their search of discovery as they delve deeper into the North Sea to learn more about local wildlife.

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16 JUL

Minister signs Sustainable Tourism Accord between VisitEngland, Defra and the NAAONB.

Richard Benyon MP Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries today joined James Beresford, Chief Executive, VisitEngland and Philip Hygate, Chairman, National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) in signing a Sustainable Tourism Accord between VisitEngland, Defra and the NAAONB.

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15 JUL

Comments needed on AONB Management Plan update

We update the AONB Management Plan every five years and the next plan has to be ready early next year. We would be very grateful to receive your comments about the Special Qualities and Forces for Change Consultation Document attached.

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9 JUL

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO DURHAM is this week playing the Northumberland venues

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO DURHAM is this week playing the Northumberland venues of MALTINGS BERWICK (Thursday, July 11), ALNWICK PLAYHOUSE (July 12) and PHOENIX THEATRE, BLYTH (13).

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5 JUL

IUCN UK reaffirms the value of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB) today received reconfirmation from the IUCN UK Committee (International Union for Conservation of Nature) of Category V status for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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4 JUL

HLF award for Peregrini Lindisfarne

Peregrini Lindisfarne project took another giant step forward today, with the announcement of a confirmed grant of £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership Scheme*. Dick Patterson of the Peregrini Lindisfarne board said “We are absolutely delighted that HLF have recognised the excellent work that the board and the wider community have put into this project over the last two years and we are very close to achieving our goal”.

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2 JUL

D-Day for the Bay

Today is the day that university students, community groups, youth groups, volunteers of all ages and archaeological specialists from around the UK not to mention teams of local school children will all start heading to Druridge Bay to take part in an un-missable archaeological dig.

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1 JUL

Two brand new commissions premiering at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2013

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28 JUN

Extra buses for Gospel Pilgrims

The Holy Island Bus Service will run daily throughout the summer whilst the Lindisfarne Gospels are at Durham.

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24 JUN

Tales of the Forgotten North: Fire, fury and forgiveness

An evening of stories both fact and fiction.

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17 JUN

MOUTH OF THE TWEED QUAYSIDE PONTOON & BOAT TRIPS

Boat trips on the Tweed will operate from Berwick Quayside, starting in the first week of July.

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13 JUN

Coasteering code agreed to protect the Northumberland coast

The organisations charged with looking after the Northumberland coast and outdoor activity providers have agreed a code of conduct for coasteering.

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12 JUN

Volunteers Needed!

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership has organised a beach clean-up event on Friday 14th June on Bamburgh Beach and are seeking volunteers to help out.

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7 JUN

Howick: Whose fault is it?

Geo-walk on the coast near Howick on Sunday 16th June

A weekend walk brings an opportunity to explore the geology of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Howick in the company of geologist Dr Ian Kille.

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4 JUN

THE FUTURE OF THE UK'S ICONIC WILDLIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE

The character, wildlife and heritage of many of the UK’s iconic landscapes – from the Cornish coast to the islands of Scotland – hang in the balance warn a coalition of farming, wildlife, environmental and heritage groups, unless there is a way of improving the package of support farmers receive for managing these areas sympathetically.

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4 JUN

A funny thing happended on the way to Durham - dates

The hilarious play specially commissioned to mark the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to Durham this summer

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28 MAY

Walk the Northumberland Coast Path in 2013

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is once more offering the chance to walk the Northumberland Coast Path this summer with the path originator, Iain Robson.

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23 MAY

40 years Working for Nature

40 years Working for Nature – European protected areas gather to plan a strategy for a sustainable future

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21 MAY

Northumberland Show

AONB go to Northumberland Show 27th May

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21 MAY

First Northumberland Coast Volunteer Summit Tuesday 18th June

This is an opportunity for all of our partners to get together to discuss what we want from volunteers and how we can benefit from a joined up approach to volunteering on the coast.

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20 MAY

Charitable foundation boost for Hauxley

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received £10,000 from The Charles Hayward Foundation.

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30 APR

Future looks brighter for bees

The decision to restrict certain pesticides, known as neonics, has been welcomed by Northumberland Wildlfie Trust.

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23 APR

Call to monitor activity along the shore

As the weather is (hopefully) picking up and more people are taking walks along the Northumberland coastline, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is calling on members of the public to keep their eyes peeled for stranded or dead animals on local beaches.

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16 APR

Squirrel update ... all welcome!

Following on from its recent ‘Text a Squirrel’ campaign in Alnwick, Red Squirrels Northern England is hosting a talk in the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick.

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5 APR

M&S CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED IN SPITTAL BEACH CLEAN

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is calling on volunteers across Berwick-upon-Tweed to don their wellies, roll up their sleeves, and help to clean a section of Spittal beach, as part of the UK-wide ‘M&S Big Beach Clean-up’.

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2 APR

More buses to Holy Island

The Holy Island Partnership is happy to announce additional bus journeys over the Easter holidays to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

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7 FEB

‘Urban birder’ to swoop into Newcastle

Bird lovers of all ages are invited to come along to meet writer, broadcaster and speaker David Lindo, aka The Urban Birder

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6 FEB

Countdown to start of Catchment Sensitive Farming grant scheme

From north Northumberland to south Cornwall and from East Anglia to west Cumbria, farmers in England will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 when the Catchment Sensitive Farming capital grant fund opens for applications on Friday 1st March 2013

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30 JAN

RSPB farm information event

RSPB are holding a farm informartion event on Sunday 24th February

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29 JAN

Sale of invasive water plants banned to protect wildlife

The sale of five invasive non-native aquatic plant species is to be banned in order to protect wildlife Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced today.

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28 JAN

Tourism Businesses send a message to Westminster

The Chair of one of Northumberland’s largest Tourism Associations met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during his visit to Berwick last Thursday, to discuss the challenges facing small tourism businesses.

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28 JAN

IDEOMS Theatre Company: Instant Burns – Just Add Haggis

Lady Waterford Hall, Friday 8th February at 7.30pm

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22 JAN

New Book on Beadnell

Limekilns and Lobsterpots – a Walk around Old Beadnell
Katrina Porteous

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22 JAN

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO DURHAM

Two of the region’s top playwrights have been commissioned to pen a play to celebrate the exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham in the summer of 2013

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18 DEC

England Coast Path – a step closer in the North East

Natural England publishes report to the Secretary of State proposing improved public access to 55km of coast in the North East between North Gare in Hartlepool and South Bents in Sunderland.

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18 DEC

New licensing regime announced to help safeguard native bees

Natural England has today announced changes to the regulations affecting the use of imported non-native bumblebees for commercial pollination.

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18 DEC

Wildlife charity tells its story

A Newcastle-based charity has been given the opportunity to tell its story by national communications charity Media Trust, Sainsbury’s and Google.

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18 DEC

Wildlife charity tells its story

A Newcastle-based charity has been given the opportunity to tell its story by national communications charity Media Trust, Sainsbury’s and Google.

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14 DEC

Government seeks views on proposed Marine Conservation Zones

The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to create Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect the UK’s rich marine environment, Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced today

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7 DEC

Farmers encouraged to feed the birds this winter

It should be a happier New Year for some of England’s favourite farmland birds, as land managers across the country gear up to give their local birds a vital lifeline with support from Defra’s Environmental Stewardship Scheme.

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29 NOV

A chance to have your say on the future of tourism on the Coast

Local businesses invited to Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership consultation workshops

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27 NOV

New President for wildlife charity

Forget President Obama and his return to The White House, as, much closer to home, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has a new President.

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22 NOV

100 years in print

A century of action for wildlife is marked by the first comprehensive history of The Wildlife Trusts – including the individual history of Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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5 NOV

Sky Lanterns cause bonfire night nuisance

Revellers are being reminded to take care this bonfire night before lighting sky lanterns to limit the damage they can cause to the countryside.

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31 OCT

Tourism businesses strive to get the message out

Several Northumberland businesses gathered last week to learn from internationally-renowned expert in tourism marketing, Dr Xavier Font

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30 OCT

One man makes a difference:Northern Ireland revealing a groundbreaking approach for Europe

Dr Arthur Mitchell of Mourne Heritage Trust (UK) awarded with Alfred-Toepfer-Medal 2012

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30 OCT

Fireworks on the beach this weekend?

If you are planning to set off fireworks on the beach this weekend, beach managers on the Northumberland Coast are appealing to you to clear up the remains once it is safe to do so.

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23 OCT

Major step to protect the world’s wildlife

Wildlife around the world now has even greater protection thanks to an agreement reached at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India.

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23 OCT

Take advantage of the colours of autumn

As the clocks go back at the end of this month and the trees start changing colour, signalling the start of autumn, it’s a great time to capture some wonderful images on your camera for the North East Wildlife Trusts’ photography competition

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17 OCT

Hipsburn kids head to Howick

School kids in Northumberland had a great day out at a quarry this week, all courtesy of Tarmac Ltd.

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10 OCT

ONE WEEK UNTIL AMAZING GRACE WORLD PREMIERE (three-week tour)

There is only one week to go until Amazing Grace receives it’s world premiere at Alnwick Playhouse before tourning nine other venues in the north east.

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8 OCT

GET UP CLOSE TO OUR GREY SEALS

A unique opportunity to visit England’s largest breeding population of Atlantic grey seals and witness first hand the trials and tribulations young pups face in the first weeks of their life has arisen on the National Trust’s Farne Islands in Northumberland.

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8 OCT

GET UP CLOSE TO OUR GREY SEALS

A unique opportunity to visit England’s largest breeding population of Atlantic grey seals and witness first hand the trials and tribulations young pups face in the first weeks of their life has arisen on the National Trust’s Farne Islands in Northumberland.

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15 AUG

Break the Bag Habit!

MCS among leading NGOs joining forces to break England’s bag habit

Join the campaign to bring in a plastic bag charge in England!

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15 AUG

Young rangers define their ideal activities

At the first meeting of our new project group ‘Establishing a Young Ranger Network’ held on the 8th and 9th August 2012 in the Mendip Hills AONB young rangers played an active role in developing plans for the network

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15 AUG

NORTHUMBERLAND TO SHOWCASE AT NATIONAL BIRDFAIR

From puffins to plovers, from cormorants to curlews… a groundbreaking partnership of organisations from Northumberland will be joining BBC Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Simon King at the British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland this weekend to showcase the very best the county has to offer birdwatching enthusiasts.

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15 AUG

White beaked dolphins don’t disappoint

The sighting of more than 30 white beaked dolphins off the Northumberland coast helps to confirm the importance of the area to marine mammals, according to Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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10 AUG

Lounge lizards at Hauxley

It’s not just the Germans who know the best places to sunbathe in the hot weather – lizards on a nature reserve in Northumberland have sussed out the best place to bask in the current sunshine.

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24 JUL

Distinctive landscapes in line for funding

£20m of funding set aside for conservation projects.

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24 JUL

Helping farmers deal with the wet weather

Natural England continue to make derogations available for Environmental Stewardship agreement holders

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24 JUL

What do a plastic frog, Russian toothpaste, and an old shop till have in common?

They were among thousands of items, some bizarre, some boring and some plain disgusting, that were collected by volunteers and Marks & Spencer staff during the first ever Big Beach Clean-up weekend.

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23 JUL

The Prince of Wales visits the Northumberland Coast AONB

HRH The Prince of Wales arrived in Alnmouth Station by Tornado steam train today, Monday July 23 to start a two day trip of the Northumberland coast.

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11 JUL

Redheads causing quite a stir

Over 1200 hours of work by volunteers and staff this spring has created an exciting new picture of the native red squirrels’ current geographical range in northern England.

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11 JUL

Kids give three cheers for Tarmac

School kids in the Northumberland Coast AONB have walked away with a fabulous prize, the re-design of their school grounds, courtesy of Tarmac Ltd.

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5 JUL

Forestry Panel Report … Government must commit to nature in the Public Forest Estate

As the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report is released, Northumberland Wildlife Trust welcomes Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman’s pledge that ‘our forests will stay in public hands’ and broadly welcome the Panel’s recommendations.

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5 JUL

Show us the best of the areas wildlife

Three north-east Wildlife Trusts – Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley have joined forces with the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) and the Great North Museum: Hancock to launch a brand new photography competition.

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28 JUN

Britain from Above

More than 15,000 images from one of the earliest and most significant collections of aerial photography of the UK have been made freely accessible online to the public for the first time

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23 JUN

National Trust statement on low flying jets near The Farne Islands

National Trust statement on low flying jets near The Farne Islands

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15 JUN

National Park Hosts Green Transport Surgery for Green Transport Week

Tourism businesses and communities of West Northumberland, the North Pennines and the Hadrian’s Wall corridor will soon be able to meet public transport planners and providers face-to-face to learn more about getting around the area using rail, bus and cycle routes.

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15 JUN

What lies beneath?

Northumberland Wildlife Trust and MARINElife, the European marine conservation research charity, are joining forces to help protect wildlife in the North Sea.

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14 JUN

Communities to get more barrier-breaking powers

Community groups, social enterprises and volunteers keen to get things done in their area will have new rights to ensure their bureaucracy cutting proposals get heard, Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark announced today.

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6 JUN

Swimmers and holidaymakers surf the net before taking the plunge

British beaches were given a boost last week as a European report showed they are among the cleanest in Europe.

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6 JUN

Report highlights the true value of volunteering

3.5 million reasons to celebrate the value of volunteers at the end of Volunteers’ Week

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6 JUN

GRACE DARLING PLAY GETS ROYAL APPROVAL

The Queen has sent a letter of support to the Tyneside-based writers whose new play is about the 19th century sea rescue heroine Grace Darling.

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14 MAY

Plastic debris on the increase in North Pacific

Recent research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (published in the journal, Biology Letters) has shown a big rise in the amount of plastic litter floating in Pacific waters – a 100 fold increase over the past 40 years. Patches of rubbish turn into large conglomerations, which have a huge impact on marine ecosystems.

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4 MAY

GRACE DARLING: A STAGE CELEBRATION OF A NORTH EAST HEROINE.

The story of North East sea rescue heroine Grace Darling is to be brought to the stage by two of the region’s top playwrights

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4 MAY

Lighthouse keeper’s allotments restored 100 years on

Allotment plots that were last used by lighthouse keepers on the Farne Islands over 100 years ago are being put back into production thanks to a team of organic gardeners from the National Trust’s Nunnington Hall in Yorkshire.

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27 APR

Minister calls for radical changes to Common Fisheries Policy

Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon will call for countries in Europe to be given more say in the way their fisheries are managed, when he attends the EU Fisheries Council in Luxembourg later today.

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25 APR

NGOs Call On Countries To Cut Marine Litter By Half

Environmental NGOs leading the fight against marine litter and plastic pollution in Europe are calling on European countries to set a 50% reduction target ahead of the July deadline this year when EU states are required to finalise their marine environmental targets for 2020

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18 APR

Amble photographer impresses judges yet again

An amateur photographer and wildlife enthusiast from Amble has secured second place in the Adult Category of Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s annual photography competition with an image of dunlins reflected in the water.

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11 APR

Still time to join celebrations

There’s still time to join Northumberland Wildlife Trust as it celebrates 100 years of The Wildlife Trusts Movement.

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11 APR

Successful trial dramatically reduces ‘discards’

Fishermen have radically cut the amount of fish they discard following the success of the Government’s ‘Catch Quota’ trials, Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon has announced today.

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3 APR

Keep your hands off frog spawn!

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is advising people to become pond aware this spring to help prevent a conservation catastrophe occurring in the Region

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2 APR

Red Army on the march

Over 110 volunteers are working tirelessly to monitor the progress of England’s largest ever red squirrel conservation project.

Over the next two months, the volunteers, affectionately referred to as the ‘Red Army’ will visit 270 woodlands across Northumberland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham and North Yorkshire to establish exactly which type of squirrels are living in them.

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21 MAR

Parish Council and Young Rangers team up to commemorate Diamond Jubilee

The Young Rangers on the Coast were in Seahouses planting trees to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year on Saturday (10th March).

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8 MAR

Holy Island Landmark To Get New Lease Of Life

Makeover of Lindisfarne’s Lookout Tower will create a ‘room with a view’

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5 MAR

Seahouses Powder House made bomb-proof!

Work has recently been carried out to restore the Grade II Listed Powder House at Seahouses in the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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1 MAR

New Interim CEO at Natural England

Dave Webster has today (1 March 2012) taken on the role of Interim Chief Executive at Natural England, the government’s wildlife adviser.

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27 FEB

Twelve new havens for wildlife announced

New nature zones covering hundreds of thousands of hectares are to be set up across England, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman revealed today.

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27 FEB

Help protect your local ‘patch’ for posterity

With spring just around the corner, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to pull on their warm clothes and help protect their local ‘patch’ for wildlife.

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14 FEB

Grant received for dolphin work

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received £1200 from The Royal Society for Wildlife Trusts’ Marine Fighting Fund for dolphin surveys along the Northumberland coast, twice a week for the next 12 months.

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7 FEB

Appeal to catch fly-tipper blighting Northumberland coastline

Waste crime officers from the Environment Agency are appealing for information following a series of fly-tipping incidents which have blighted the Northumberland coastline.

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1 FEB

Hoping to inspire the next generation

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is hoping to inspire the next generation of wildlife enthusiasts with the launch of its Schools Wildlife Watch Membership package.

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30 JAN

Still time to enter photography competition

There’s still time to enter Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s annual photography and film competition which is now in its 27th year.
The competition is open to amateur photographers and filmmakers of all ages, and, as with previous years, some wonderful prizes will be awarded to the winners.

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30 JAN

Nature Scholarship for Young European Conservationists now open

The Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2012 are now open for applications! The award provides three young European conservationists with €3000 to undertake a study visit to one or more protected areas in European countries other than their own. They are awarded by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the EUROPARC Federation. The deadline for applications is Friday May 11th 2012.

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18 JAN

Northumberland Wildlife Trust launches Wildlife Guardian Appeal

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to support its appeal to fund a brand new Wildlife Guardian position within the organization.
Making a donation to the appeal will help pay for the preservation of some of the Region’s precious green space which might otherwise be lost.

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18 JAN

Sample Our Sweets at the Grace Darling Museum on RNLI SOS Day

Come and taste a range of tempting RNLI sweets at the Grace Darling Museum in aid of RNLI SOS Day on Friday 27 January

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12 JAN

Exciting opportunity for Northumberland’s tourism industry

An exciting event for Northumberland’s tourism businesses is happening in Berwick on the 6th of March. The event will be an opportunity to learn from experts about how to gain competitive advantage by being more sustainable, and to share and develop these ideas with others involved in tourism.

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11 JAN

Octavia Hill Awards

Do you know someone who’s campaigned tirelessly to protect a patch of green space? Have you got a favourite teacher who’s inspired you to do something for nature? Is there a famous person you admire who’s challenging the system? If so, they could be a candidate for on eo fthe National Trust’s Octavia Hill awards

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10 JAN

Second Northumberland Coast Challenge Walk

The second Northumberland Coastal Challenge walk takes place in May 2012.

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9 JAN

New survey finds public want farmers to be custodians of the landscape for future generations

A new survey finds well over four out of five British adults (84 per cent) believe that farmers have a responsibility to look after the landscape and wildlife for future generations.

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4 JAN

HEAVENS ABOVE! - NORTHUMBERLAND COAST AONB STARGAZING LIVE EVENTS

An exciting opportunity to observe the night sky of the Northumberland Coast AONB in the company of “Nastronomers” from the Northumberland Astronomical Society (NASTRO).

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4 JAN

Art goes wild

Lovers of art and wildlife will have the opportunity to indulge their passion at an event later this month. For, an exhibition of wildlife inspired artwork will be taking place at the Lantern Café, St Nicholas Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Newcastle, Thursday 19 January between 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

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3 JAN

Sustainable Development Funds Available

The fund can provide grants from £500 up to £5,000 to those who wish to explore and develop practical projects that conserve and enhance the local environment, develop local economic activity, promote local produce and products or link local communities and improve quality of life

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16 DEC

Fresh ideas to solve problems with traffic in villages

Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has just launched a ground-breaking new Toolkit for communities to help them solve traffic problems in their villages.

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14 DEC

Cull decision is shot in the dark

Northumberland Wildlife Trust today expressed its disappointment and regret in advance of the Government’s expected decision to press ahead with a cull of badgers in pilot areas in England.

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14 DEC

Young Marine Rangers

The Young Marine Rangers is a new Berwickshire youth initiative run by the St Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve in partnership with Connect Youth Services.

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2 DEC

Sustainable practices create added value for businesses and visitors in protected natural areas

The project ‘Sustainable Tourism in Enterprises, Parks and Protected Areas’ (STEPPA) comes to a close this month. The results of the research carried out within STEPPA show that the performance of a business improves when sustainable measures are implemented. In addition, eco-labels could improve the experience of tourists in protected areas if they were more recognisable.

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2 DEC

BREAK IS STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS!

Doxford Hall, Winner of the North East’s “Best Small Hotel of the Year 2100”, is offering birdwatchers a unique three night break in a county often hailed as a bird watcher’s paradise. The break starts on February 19th, and includes guided tours of some of Northumberland’s most celebrated bird watching environments with ornithologist Chris Townsend.

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29 NOV

More go by Bus to Bamburgh

More visitors chose to leave their cars behind and travel by bus to one of Northumberland’s most iconic tourist attractions in 2011. Bosses at Bamburgh Castle have reported a one per-cent increase in the number of visitors travelling to the attraction by bus.

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29 NOV

Heritage Lottery Fund awards a £247,700 grant to help protect the red squirrel in the North East

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has today awarded a confirmed grant¹ of £247,700 to Northumberland Wildlife Trust for an important conservation project that will help protect the iconic red squirrel across the North East.

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28 NOV

Tarmac offers one school the chance of a lifetime

Schools in the Region have the opportunity to become a wildlife haven following the launch of the ‘Win with Wildlife’ competition, which is being funded by Tarmac Ltd.

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24 NOV

European Commission representatives, work alongside environmental NGOs and get their hands dirty for nature in Brussels.

On Monday 21st November senior representatives from the Directorate General of the Environment of the European Commission, alongside other European environmental NGOs, gathered at the Plateau de la Foresterie Natura 2000 area in Brussels yesterday to get their hands dirty for nature by becoming green volunteers for a day.

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23 NOV

Seeking all spider supermodels!

Forget The Spiderwick Chronicles or cult superhero Spiderman, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is calling on all spider-lovers in the area to be on the look out for big spiders in their homes this autumn.

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21 NOV

Get Creative at the Grace Darling Museum

Getting into the festive spirit, the RNLI Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh invites Northumberland residents to enjoy free admission for one day only on Saturday, November 26th 2011

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17 NOV

Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership starts work

Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust has appointed Jon Riley to develop the
multi-million pound Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership.

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16 NOV

A major setback for our seas

Our seas are suffering serious damage and need protection now, according to Northumberland Wildlife Trust, in response to this weeks’ ministerial statement on Marine Conservation Zones.

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15 NOV

Check out new website

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has launched an interactive and very user-friendly new website.

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11 NOV

£20 million for farming and forestry businesses

A new £20 million fund to help rural businesses increase profits and reduce their impact on the environment has been launched today by Agriculture Minister Jim Paice.

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10 NOV

Make or break time for UK marine life

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received confirmation that the Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, Richard Benyon MP will make a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 14 November regarding the future of the long-awaited network of marine conservations zones (MCZs), promised by the Government for 2012.

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7 NOV

Coast protector seeks new partner

THE partnership that protects the north Northumberland coastline is looking for someone to represent the parish and town councils in the Alnwick area.

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2 NOV

Good News for Tourism in Northumberland

The government yesterday announced the success of VisitEngland’s bid for additional funding from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Northumberland Tourism is one of 15 partners in this bid and will directly benefit from this funding, which will be used to promote the county.

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1 NOV

Call to monitor seal activity

At this time of year, grey seals are returning to our coast to give birth to their pups and, after a few weeks, these pups head off to sea to prepare to live an independent life. However some will turn up on beaches along the coastline as they learn to swim and feed. In circumstances such as this, their mother is usually not too far away

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1 NOV

Walker Challenge Adult Group’s Flotsam & Jetsam Tour

A ‘litterally’ life changing experience in sharing the John Muir Award

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19 OCT

Be hedgehog aware this Bonfire Night!

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to look out for hiding hedgehogs before they light their fires this Bonfire Night.

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17 OCT

B&B in historic building wins top North-East Tourism Award

St Cuthbert’s House luxury Bed & Breakfast near Seahouses, Northumberland, has received the Gold Award in the Sustainable Tourism Category at the North East Tourism Awards 2011

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17 OCT

Creature comforts!

Now that the weather is getting colder, the mornings are getting darker and it’s almost time to turn the clocks back, it’s time to do your bit for wildlife says Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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17 OCT

RAF does ‘Ground Force’

A group of 14 personnel from the Control and Reporting Centre at RAF Boulmer took time out recently to help Northumberland Wildlife Trust undertake a number of estates tasks.

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7 SEP

North East organisation to launch ‘rubbish’ exhibition at the Holy Biscuit Gallery

People with mental health difficulties will show off their creative expertise at an exhibition, taking place this weekend in Newcastle.

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5 SEP

Prizes for Mammals

The Northumbria Mammal Group is proud to announce that we have a small grant from the OPAL Partnership to help people get to know about the mammals living on their doorsteps and in the local countryside

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30 AUG

Keeping watch over our coastline

A new initiative just launched is set to keep Northumberland’s beautiful coastline clean and green, and free from the negative effects of beach parties and the impact of the minority of people who behave anti-socially on our beaches

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8 AUG

Northumberland Coast AONB Awards Excellence

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership presented its Awards for Excellence 2011 at a gala ceremony at the Sun Hotel, Warkworth on Friday 5 August 2011. The Partnership makes the Awards to acknowledge, promote and celebrate excellence in the care, management and development of our coast and countryside.

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5 AUG

Coastal communities to receive a multi-million pound boost

Coastal communities across the United Kingdom will receive a multi-million pound boost each year from a new Coastal Communities Fund, the Chancellor and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announced today (22nd July).

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2 AUG

Wildlife Trusts organize seaweed survey along England's east coast

THE first ever survey of seaweed along England’s east coast has begun, thanks to The Wildlife Trusts.

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2 AUG

Bernard the Gurnard

He’s red, he’s got scales and fins, he lives on a seabed near you, and he’s on a quest to make sure the UK’s marine wildlife gets the protection it needs. Bernard the Gurnard is the new face and voice of The Wildlife Trusts’ ‘Petition Fish’ campaign

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1 AUG

Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust has received an earmarked first-round pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme for the Peregrini Lindisfarne project, it was announced today.

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25 JUL

Young Rangers swap Northumberland for Netherlands

Two members of the Young Rangers on the Coast group have just returned from a trip to Netherlands where they took part in an International Camp for Junior Rangers from across Europe.

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25 JUL

Get rocking everybody!

National Marine Week runs from the 30 July – 14 August and the wildlife charity is urging everyone, even those in landlocked areas, to make the most of the week and learn more about the UK’s marine wildlife.

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25 JUL

Culling is not the answer says wildlife chief

Northumberland Wildlife Trusts is extremely disappointed at the Government’s decision to pursue yet more trials of badger culling, as the wildlife charity does not see culling as the solution to the problem of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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15 JUL

Young Rangers LOVE Northumberland

The Young Rangers on the Coast group are delighted to have received a Love Northumberland Award from the Duchess of Northumberland at a ceremony held at Alnwick Garden on Wednesday evening.

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15 JUL

Reform should help return North Sea to former health

As the European Commission this week presented its proposal for a major reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, the biggest wildlife charity in the Region agrees with UK Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon’s response that the current policy has failed.

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13 JUL

Sea this … all scaled up and ready for London

A recycled plastic seahorse complete with silver scales has caused great excitement at Northumberland Wildlife Trust this week.

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8 JUL

Outstanding Natural Beauty under threat

England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are under siege from damaging and inappropriate developments at a time when Government policy risks further weakening the protection of the countryside.

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8 JUL

National Association of AONBs Conference 2011

All presentations from Conference 2011 are available on the Conference 2011 blog

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8 JUL

Rare chance to see Lindisfarne orchid

NATURAL England has organised a wildflower walk to guide visitors through some of the most sensitive sites at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

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4 JUL

GERTRUDE JEKYLL SET TO SPARKLE AGAIN

It is 100 years since work began on the walled garden designed by Gertrude at the National Trust run Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island.

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30 JUN

Sheep feel a bit cooler

Staff and volunteers from Northumberland Wildlife Trust have been taking advantage of the recent warm weather by shearing its growing flock of sheep

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30 JUN

About Saltmarsh and Ducklings’ Aunties

Northumberland 4shores Project Manager, Maria Hardy, joined partners from Coquet View Holiday Park at Warkworth on Saturday 25 June to lead a walk around the coastal wetland

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30 JUN

Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count is happening again this year between 16th and 31st July

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29 JUN

Would you like to help shape the future of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

If you care about the future of the AONB and can spare a few days a year to attend meetings, events and site visits then the AONB Partnership would like to hear from you.

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23 JUN

Joining forces to restore wildlife in our finest landscapes: Parliament finds out more

A group of MPs and Peers, together with environment minister Richard Benyon, heard today how a coalition of seven key countryside groups is responding to Government calls for wildlife recovery across England.

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20 JUN

National Grid attempt to bury real costs of undergrounding power cables

A coalition of rural organisations is calling for National Grid to come clean about the real cost of undergrounding power cables.

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20 JUN

Seaside Rock

Geo-walks on the Northumberland Coast for 2011

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14 JUN

Boost for Buildings at Risk

Architectural Heritage Fund Attracts Philanthropic Investment to Save Historic Buildings

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14 JUN

Sea-like Sea exhibition

The RNLI Grace Darling Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of drawings by the Northumberland-based artist, Giulia Resteghini.

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7 JUN

Walk the Northumberland Coast Path this summer

Northumberland Coast Path
Guided Walks 2011

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24 MAY

Rare seal’s visit delights wildlife charity

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted that a rare bearded seal visited Beadnell Beach this weekend.

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20 MAY

A seat for all seasons

Visitors to Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Annstead Dunes reserve, located between Beadnell and Seahouses, now have two new specially designed oak seats to sit down and enjoy the views from

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20 MAY

Seahorse gets set to travel the Region

A large blue seahorse will be travelling around the Region with staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust, collecting signatures from the public in support of the Marine Protected Areas – promised in the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCAA).

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21 APR

OPERATION BOULMER BEACH CLEAN

Basic Trade Training students from the School of Aerospace Battle Management at RAF Boulmer spent 5 hours on Operation BOULMER BEACH CLEAN, their course community project.

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20 APR

Bird by Bus

A new birdwatching itinerary for Low Newton-by-the-Sea

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18 APR

A Passport to discover North Northumberland

New tickets for tourists make bus travel easy and affordable

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15 APR

Dogs on leads in the dunes please!

The bird breeding season is in full-swing and conservation organisations with interests along the Northumberland Coast have launched a campaign asking dog owners to keep their pets on a lead as they pass through the sand dunes and coastal grassland this spring.

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12 APR

Marsh land set to be transformed in the North East

A rare new haven for wildlife is set to be created near Warkworth in Northumberland.

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29 MAR

Orchid extravaganza

Coming to East Chevington soon

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23 MAR

Funding for grassland work comes to an end

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is continuing to work to restore the County’s whin grasslands.

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11 MAR

Gorsebusters

A group of six staff from Npower took a break from the office recently to help Northumberland Wildlife Trust conserve a rare whin grassland site adjacent to Bamburgh Golf Course.

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1 MAR

New ‘neighbours’ at Druridge Pools

Two Exmoor ponies are now grazing at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Druridge Pools reserve.

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19 JAN

Be on the look out for stoats in ermine!

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is asking members of the public to keep their eyes peeled for stoats in ermine when out and about as the early and harsh winter appears to be encouraging more than usual to sport the beautiful winter garb

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12 JAN

Your old mobiles can help protect wildlife

If Father Christmas popped a new mobile phone in your stocking and you are looking for a good home for your old one, a local wildlife charity would love to take it off your hands!

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12 JAN

Chat as much as you like

If you like chatting to people then Northumberland Wildlife Trust would just love to hear from you.

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12 JAN

Don’t forget your camera

If you are heading outdoors, don’t forget to take your camera as you could enter any photographs taken in Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s 26th annual amateur photography competition.

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22 DEC

E-twinning Opportunity for Schools

An E-twinning opportunity under the EU lifelong learning programme “Comenius” with Primary School San Antonio, Murcia, Spain

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25 NOV

Partnership working behind the wire

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership held its fifth Annual Forum on Tuesday 16th November 2010 at RAF Boulmer. Over seventy participants from the local community, interest groups and local and central government came along to hear about past and present work of the AONB Partnership and to get a glimpse of the RAF’s operations “behind the wire”.

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23 NOV

Back by popular demand

On Sunday 12 December, between 11am and 1pm, Northumberland Wildlife Trust will be offering members of the public the opportunity to select and cut down their own scots pine or lodgepole pine tree at its East Chevington Nature Reserve in return for a £15 donation.

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22 NOV

Northumberland Coast AONB Awards for Excellence

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is inviting nominations for three new awards to acknowledge, promote and celebrate excellence in the care, management and development of our coast and countryside.

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18 NOV

Creature comforts

Autumn is not the time to hide from the world outside – wake up to some of the Region’s wonderful wildlife says Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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18 NOV

People’s Postcode Lottery raises £10 Million

Lottery players give cash-strapped charities a welcome boost

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18 NOV

Wildlife charity urges Government to show its commitment

On the first anniversary of the passing of the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCAA), Northumberland Wildlife Trust is calling on Government to make a statement demonstrating it is still committed to establishing a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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11 NOV

Want to adopt a redhead?

Now is the time for buy that special Christmas Gift to help endangered red squirrels. For £22 per adoption, members of the public will be able to adopt a red squirrel for a year.

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11 NOV

Local Poet to feature on Radio 3

Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ this Friday features a poem from Katrina Porteous’ sequence ‘The Blue Lonnen’, ‘Sea, Sky, Stars’

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26 OCT

Access improved thanks to Tarmac

Tarmac Ltd has donated 20 tonnes of surfacing stone to Northumberland Wildlife Trust for use on its Hauxley nature reserve.

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26 OCT

Northumberland Coast AONB Annual Forum

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership will be holding its Annual Forum on Tuesday 16th November 2010, at RAF Boulmer. The invitation to attend is open to all with an interest in the coastal area.

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21 OCT

Take the bus for a walk

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13 OCT

BE PLANT WISE – HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST THE WEEDS THAT ARE TAKING OVER OUR WATERWAYS

Invasive plants attacking key conservation sites in the North East

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8 OCT

SELLING NATURE SHORT

SHORT TERM CUTS – LONG TERM DAMAGE TO EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY

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7 OCT

Make nature your legacy

Wildlife charity urges public to remember wildlife in their will

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7 OCT

The best Red Squirrel Week ever!

National Red Squirrel Week in the North East of England started on a high with the launch of the fabulous new Axel Scheffler red squirrel book at Kielder Castle and Fenwick Ltd in Newcastle.

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6 OCT

Project starts a year of activity

The Druridge Bay Partnership are keen to actively involve local communities and individuals in developing its ‘Coal and Coast Project’ over the next year. The Project has been successful in attracting a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for this work which, if successful, would release £1.8 million of HLF funding for a five-year delivery programme.

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8 SEP

Music helping to re-build Hauxley

This Saturday, 11th September Ro Matheson will be selling her CD ‘Find a Place to Breathe’ at the Chantry in Morpeth. The CD is purely natural sounds of Northumberland with neither music nor voiceover. It takes you from the moors to the stream, through the forest to the seaside where you can rest with the sound of waves breaking onto the beach.

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2 SEP

Outdoor Northumberland Festival 2010

It may be the end of the school holidays but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get out and enjoy the stunning autumn scenery in Northumberland

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31 AUG

Local Poet on BBC Radio 3

Local Poet Katrina Porteous’ essay ‘Out of the Marvelous’ to be repeated on BBC Radio 3

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26 AUG

Wildlife charity says: “Please remember us”

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to support Remember a Charity Week, which this year runs from 13 – 19 September.

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10 AUG

Red hot seller will boost fire appeal

Greggs the Bakers is helping Northumberland Wildlife trust re-build its Hauxley Visitor Centre overlooking Druridge Bay which was devastated by fire in a suspected arson attack at the end of June.

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9 AUG

Northumberland group celebrates first Conserver Awards

Three Young Rangers from Seahouses Youth Project became the first people in Northumberland to achieve the highest level of the John Muir Award.

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6 AUG

Bikes in tow on the Northumberland Coast

Cyclists now have a new opportunity to explore remoter areas of the stunning Northumberland Coast on their bikes as a brand new specialist bike trailer hits the roads for the first time.

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3 AUG

Traffic in Villages - new approaches to speed, safety and civility

The issue of traffic in villages and its impact on rural life is an issue across the Country.

Until now, the only response to the issue has been expensive traffic calming schemes, speed cameras and insensitive signage and road markings. However in recent years, AONBs and National Parks have been exploring simpler approaches to low-speed environments.

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29 JUL

Mears lends a helping hand

Northumberland Wildlife Trust would like to say a massive thank-you to Cramlington-based building company Mears which has stepped in to help the Trust following the suspected arson attack which destroyed the wildlife charity’s visitor centre and observation hide at its Hauxley nature reserve overlooking Druridge Bay.

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29 JUL

Show us the best of the Region’s wildlife

A local wildlife charity has issued a challenge to all budding photographers – show us the best of the Region’s wildlife and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary.

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29 JUL

Off the beaten track in Northumberland

Katherine Wildman is a writer and photographer. She lives in Cullercoats, North Tyneside. Here she describes a day out in the Northumberland countryside on a guided cycling tour.

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29 JUL

Experience wild places with the John Muir Award

From Northumberland’s windswept coastline to school gardens, people of all backgrounds are experiencing nature with the John Muir Award.

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26 JUL

High School students help wildlife charity in hour of need

A group of 8 students from Ashington Community High School ended its school year helping Northumberland Wildlife Trust in the wake of the fire at its Hauxley Visitor Centre.

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26 JUL

A new era for restoring the natural environment dawns

The White Paper on the Natural Environment provides a real opportunity to lay the foundations of nature conservation for the 21st century, according to Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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26 JUL

Supporter legacy funds Amble lifeboat

A new RNLI lifeboat will operate off the Northumberland coast, thanks to a long-time supporter of the charity.

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20 JUL

Running for Hauxley

Steve Scoffin, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Druridge Bay Development Manager will be running in this years’ Great North Run to raise money for the Trust’s Hauxley Fire Appeal.

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18 JUL

Summer Sunday lecture series at RNLI Grace Darling Museum

Summer Sunday lecture series at RNLI Grace Darling Museum

A series of summer Sunday lectures at the RNLI Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh begins this weekend with a talk about the maritime heritage of the north east coast.

The lecture is the first of six which will take place each Sunday at 2pm in the museum’s Lantern Room. They are free to attend (included in the price of admission) and will each last between 45 minutes and one hour. Full details below:

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22 JUN

Great North Bike Ride

Enjoy a bike ride along the beautiful Northumberland Coast and support a good cause.

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18 JUN

New interactive marine map launches online

A new interactive map was launched on 16 June by the Marine Conservation Zone Project, to create an insight into how the sea is being used, and to build upon what we know about existing marine species and habitats in our seas.

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18 JUN

Wildlife galore at the Alnwick Playhouse

Anybody wanting to find out more about wildlife both local and global should head to Alnwick Playhouse for 7.30pm on Friday 25th June.

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16 JUN

Homes to roost

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has donated £500 to the Northumbria Bird Ringing Group to assist with the purchase of much needed barn owl nesting boxes.

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7 JUN

New Funding For Wildlife

Big Lottery have announced £2 million for their Community Wildlife Programme.

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27 MAY

Do Something Amazing on World Ocean Day

8th June is the day to celebrate the wonders of our oceans.

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26 MAY

Don’t miss Great crested newt night

As part of the East Chevington Wildlife Watch project, Northumberland Wildlife Trust will be hosting a Great crested newt survey at its East Chevington Reserve.

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26 MAY

Take a walk on the wild side

Explore the rich plant life of the Northumberland Coast AONB

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26 MAY

Big Sea Survey Training

The Big Sea Survey is a project that involves everyone in recording species on our coasts

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25 MAY

New cow shed turned bunkhouse reaps praise

A former cow shed turned seaside bunkhouse has been hailed a hit by tourism and environmental chiefs.

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25 MAY

Your Seas, Your Voice

The success of our recent campaigns for UK and Scottish marine laws means that the creation of a network of Marine Protected Areas in UK seas is now possible. There has never been a better time to safeguard our seas.

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24 MAY

Loving the Region’s Living Landscapes

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received £81,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards funding of the development of the Coal and Coast Project at Druridge Bay on behalf of The Druridge Bay Partnership.

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18 MAY

What a Beauty!

Exciting activities for Young People 13 – 19 at Bamburgh Castle, 1 June 2010, 11am – 4pm.
Have your say in what happens in the AONB

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18 MAY

Let’s face it

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has opened a page on social networking site Facebook

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18 MAY

Listen to what Mike says

Mike Pratt, Chief Executive with Northumberland Wildlife Trust will be giving an illustrated lecture

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13 MAY

Marine Conservation Society Working with Schools

Cool Seas Roadshow, 100,000 and counting…

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11 MAY

North East England Common Plant Survey

The South Northumberland and Durham branches of the BSBI are about to embark on a 3 year ‘North East England Common Plant Survey’.

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10 MAY

Celebrate World Oceans Day on 8th June.

Why do we need a day to celebrate our oceans? Because they are in trouble!
For years, the vastness of the oceans made us think that they could swallow up whatever we dished out; this is clearly not the case.

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5 MAY

Plan Bee for wildlife charity

A generous grant of £5,000 from The Cooperative Membership Plan Bee campaign has boosted Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Beequest Project aimed specifically at protecting local bees.

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4 MAY

Helping to locate the dozy dormouse

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has received 20 dormouse nesting boxes and 100 plastic research tubes from The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) to aid its search for dormice in Northumberland.

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4 MAY

Public toilet in Northumberland becomes arts venue

A public toilet in Northumberland has become the latest site for an arts project highlighting the county’s wildlife.

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26 APR

Keep dogs on a lead!

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to keep their dogs on a lead as much as possible when they are out and about this spring.

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23 APR

Walk on the Coast for Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support are once more organising a walk on the stunning Northumberland Coast in support of their work

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22 APR

Springwatch presenter is newest Trust Patron

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is very excited to announce the appointment of TV presenter Chris Packham as its newest patron.

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8 APR

Coast and Country events with the AONB and Northumberland National Park

Anyone who works in tourism or has an interest in tourism can come along and take part in the talks and field visits organised by Northumberland Coast AONB and Northumberland National Park.

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7 APR

Call for White Paper on Nature

Leaders of the three main political parties will today receive a letter signed by all 47 Wildlife Trusts in the United Kingdom – urging them to introduce a White Paper on nature and ecological restoration in their manifestoes.

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16 MAR

Marine Protected Areas

Government announces creation of Marine Protected Areas

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4 MAR

Coast and Country events with the AONB and Northumberland National Park

Anyone who works in tourism or has an interest in tourism can come along and take part in the talks and field visits organised by Northumberland Coast AONB and Northumberland National Park.

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1 MAR

Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth, opens

Find out about smuggling in the 18th century as Gunsgreen House opens for the season on Saturday 6 March.

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24 FEB

Northumberland Coast Geodiversity Audit and Action Plan launched

The Audit summarises the geological and geomorphological heritage of the area, and the Action Plan addresses the understanding, conservation and interpretation of the area, and learning programmes which can be developed.

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24 FEB

Geology Walk at Berwick

To accompany the Northumberland Coast Geodiversity Audit and Action Plan, Ian Kille will give a talk and walk at Berwick on 7 March.

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12 FEB

What On Earth is that?

‘What on Earth’ is a nationwide project to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week 2010, brought to you by the British Science Association and iSpot. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the land to go outside into their parks and gardens and to take photos of the plants and creatures they don’t recognise.

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11 FEB

National Nest Box Week starts on Valentine's Day

It’s time to provide homes for dozens of species, from Blue Tits to Barn Owls.

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10 FEB

Courses for teachers with Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust has launched its first Environmental Education Training Programme for Education Professionals.

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4 FEB

Coast and Country events with the AONB and Northumberland National Park

Anyone who works in tourism or has an interest in tourism can come along and take part in the talks and field visits organised by Northumberland Coast AONB and Northumberland National Park.

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29 JAN

Adopt a Red Squirrel

Why not give a unique gift to that special person in your life – a red squirrel adoption certificate?

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25 JAN

Sperm Whale stranded at Beadnell Bay

A sperm whale has died after becoming stranded on rocks at Beadnell Bay.

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19 JAN

Conserving Whin Sill grasslands

A grant from the Aggregates Sustainability Levy will help to conserve rare grassland habitats on the Whin Sill, which outcrops at the coast at Dunstanburgh.

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17 JAN

Berwick’s Food Heritage History Sessions with Derek Sharman

Starting 19th January 2009 in the Meeting Rooms, Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre, Eastern Lane, Berwick, from 9.30 to 12 noon – part of Berwick’s Food Heritage project

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15 JAN

More protection for Red Squirrels

The future for red squirrels in Northumberland is looking a little brighter this New Year, following the announcement that over £24,000 has been awarded to support seven grey squirrel culling projects across the county.

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11 JAN

Worms rescued in Lindisfarne Castle garden

The National Trust has sucessfully rescued 10,000 worms from freezing to death in the exceptional sub-zero temperatures.

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8 JAN

Don't forget the wildlife

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is urging members of the public to help the wildlife in their back gardens during the snowy weather as their food sources are buried deep under the snow.

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6 JAN

Winter birds

Look out for birds at Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves.

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5 JAN

Coast and Country events with the AONB and Northumberland National Park

Anyone who works in tourism or has an interest in tourism can come along and take part in the talks and field visits organised by Northumberland Coast AONB and Northumberland National Park.

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4 JAN

Happy New Year from Our Coast Our Sea!

The days are starting to get longer, and Our Coast Our Sea brings you lots of ideas of places to go and things to do.

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22 DEC

Vote for Druridge Pools in Bovril's Revival Campaign

Druridge Pools (Northumberland Wildlife Trust) is in for a chance of winning £20,000 – vote before 28 February at www.bovril.co.uk/revival.

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26 NOV

Seal surveyors stranded on Farnes by storms

National Trust wildlife experts stranded by storms on a remote island off the Northumberland coast have been reduced to eating seaweed to eke out dwindling supplies.

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25 NOV

Map of Red Squirrel Sightings and Adopt a Red Squirrel

The SoS (Save our Squirrels) Project announces the results of the Great North Squirrel Quest, and has launched its 2010 Adopt a Squirrel Campaign just in time for Christmas.

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24 NOV

New Marine Conservation Zone for North East Coast

The Marine and Coastal Access Act will create a new Marine Conservation Zone covering the English North Sea – including the North East Coast.

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23 NOV

Marine and Coastal Access Act heralds new coastal footpath

Natural England will create a footpath around the whole of England’s coast within the next 10 years.

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16 NOV

Success at UK Bus Awards for Northumberland coastal route

Local bus company Arriva and the Northumberland Coast AONB are celebrating after being runners up in the Bus in the Countryside category at this year’s UK Bus Awards.

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13 NOV

Give someone a wild 2010!

Solve your Christmas presents with gift membership of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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12 NOV

New Marine and Coastal Access Act

Northumberland Wildlife Trust and other organisations welcome the passing of the Act which will help to conserve the unique marine environment off the Northumberland coast.

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5 NOV

Northumberland Wildlife Trust's new hide at Hauxley

NWT’s new hide for watching wildlife is now open to the public at Hauxley.

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4 NOV

First Ashington Scouts and Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The Scouts joined staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust to carry out woodland conservation tasks at East Chevington.

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30 OCT

AONB and EMS Management Plan available online

The joint Management Plan for the AONB and EMS is now available

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29 OCT

Volunteers help birds at Coquet Island

Volunteers and staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust have been helping the RSPB carry out essential tasks on Coquet Island to provide suitable habits for terns and other birds which nest there.

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27 OCT

Half term activities at Howick Hall Gardens

Take on the Howick Family Challenge nature trail

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22 OCT

AONB and EMS Management Plan launched today

A joint management plan for the Northumberland Coast AONB and Berwickshire & North Northumberland Coast EMS is launched today. It is the first of its kind in the UK to take into account the future management of both the area’s coastline and its inshore waters.

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21 OCT

Half term coming up - create some beach art

Take part in the World Beach project by making a piece of art on a beach, using stones, photographing it and adding its location to the project map.

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17 OCT

Young Rangers improve Quarryfields, Seahouses

Young Rangers on the Coast have won funding to improve a wildlife site in Seahouses – a restored limestone quarry.

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13 OCT

Goody Patchy Orchid Meadow

Goody Patchy orchid meadow in Tweedmouth has been mown, and now it needs to be raked. Come along on Thursday 15 October at 10am, with gloves and a rake, for the benefit of next year’s orchids.

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1 OCT

St Oswald's Way on the radio

Northumberland Coast AONB’s Iain Robson and Tom Cadwallender joined Clare Balding for Radio 4’s Ramblings, to walk the section of St Oswald’s Way from Belford to Beadnell, via Bamburgh Castle.

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20 SEP

Wartime explosives at Goswick Beach

On Tuesday 22 September, the RAF bomb disposal team will detonate World War II explosives at Goswick Beach between 12 noon and 3pm.

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5 SEP

Heritage Open Days events at Berwick and Holy Island, 12 & 13 September

HODS events at Berwick, Tweedmouth and Holy Island on 12 and 13 September are on the Events Calendar

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19 AUG

Northumberland Heritage Open Days

Northumberland Heritage Open Days will take place on 10 to 13 September, when more buildings in Northumberland than ever before will open their doors or hold special events, tours and walks – and all completely free of charge!

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10 AUG

More coastal footpaths

Natural England has investigated the footpaths along the North East Coast.

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8 AUG

Our Coast Our Sea in The Journal

The Our Coast Our Sea website is featured in today’s Journal

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8 AUG

RSPB rings 1,000th Roseate Tern Chick

The RSPB has ringed the 1,000th Roseate Tern chick on Coquet Island since 1991.

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6 AUG

Spittal Seaside Festival this weekend

On 7, 8 and 9 August, Spittal hosts the Seaside Festival with music, entertainers, donkeys, sand castle competitions …

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29 JUN

Beach INSET for Early Years

Northumberland Learning Landscapes organised an INSET day for Early Years practitioners to find out how best to plan a beach visit.

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15 JUN

Our Coast Our Sea website Launch

The new Our Coast Our Sea website is now live!

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22 APR

Volunteers at Howick Hall Gardens

Opportunities for volunteers at Howick Hall Gardens

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