Northumbrian Water warn lives are being put at risk during UK heatwave

The public are being reminded of the dangers of open water swimming as hot weather continues to sweep the country.
From left, Coun Glen Sanderson, Morpeth Stobhill county councillor John Beynon and Stephen Wardle, Neighbourhood Services area manager.

Council at cutting edge as verge works start

This year’s programme of verge cutting is now under way as the county gears up for the main tourist season.

A Yellow Warning has been issued for wind on Thursday.

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.
Two osprey chicks begging on Nest 4 at Kielder.

First 2018 Kielder osprey chicks hatch

This year's first Kielder osprey hatchlings have arrived.
The nest boxes that have been fixed to the outside of Graham Sorrie's home.

Support for swifts to nest in various town locations

A Morpeth resident’s efforts to help one of our fast-flying summer visitors are progressing well.

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.

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.


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.
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.

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.

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.
Druridge Bay beach

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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.

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.

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).
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.

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.

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.
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.

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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