Environment

Environment

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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Protestors against Highthorn opencast at Druridge Bay demonstrating at Morpeth County Hall'Picture by Jane Coltman

Good news for protecting our environment

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

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Gavin Styles, managing director at Banks Mining.

Banks Mining hits out at 'absolutely perverse' Highthorn decision

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

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Campaigners from Save Druridge on the beach.

REACTION: Northumberland surface mine refused

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

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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Helping with the planting of the new lime trees are, from left, Coun David Bawn, Sean Egan and Mayor of Morpeth, Coun Nic Best.

Trees replaced at homes site after poisoning

A row of mature lime trees, which were poisoned, have been replaced in order to restore the wooded approach to a Morpeth development site.

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Tree poles at Lowford were also catching debris as designed.

Images highlight how flood defences worked

The Environment Agency has released pictures to show Morpeth’s flood defences in operation last week.

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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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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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Andrew Mason's photograph of a red squirrel.

Online sales help boost donation to wildlife charity

A wildlife charity is celebrating a cash boost, thanks to an online site.

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Paul Armstrong releasing fish into the River Pont at Ponteland last June.

Increasing fish stocks in North East rivers

Thousands of young fish have been released into North East rivers to help boost stocks.

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Environment Agency community engagement officer Taryn Al-Mashgari.

Log on for new films on Flood Fridays

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

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The plaque next to Morpeth's Floral Clock in Carlisle Park.

Chance to donate to floral clock project

Efforts to restore Morpeth’s Floral Clock are progressing and residents are being asked to help with the fund-raising campaign.

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

Figures reveal the public cost of fly-tipping in Northumberland

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

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County recycles less than in 2012

Northumberland is recycling less household waste now than it did five years ago, new figures reveal.

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