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Joint waste sites operation in region

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

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Fish stocks have been boosted at a Hebron fishery.

Agency provides fish stocks boost

Thousands of young fish have been released to give stocks a boost in North East rivers and stillwaters.

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Spittal beach and prom

Excellent bathing water at vast majority of Northumberland’s beaches

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

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Figures show county invests £72million in fossil fuels

Councils in the UK invest £16.1billion of their workers’ pensions into companies that extract coal, oil and gas, according to data released today.

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Call to check oil tanks ahead of winter

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

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Waste dumped illegally in an empty commercial property.

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

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

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Red Squirrel Week

A Northumberland estate, which employs the National Trust’s only full-time red-squirrel ranger, is celebrating the animals this month.

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Emma Craig is the Environment Agencys new community engagement officer in Northumberland.

Flood resilience focus for new officer team

The Environment Agency has put in place a new team of engagement officers to help communities be more resilient to flooding in the North East.

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The Environment Agency is trialling the use of body cameras.

Agency trialling body camera use

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

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Acomb, from Nest 3

Say farewell to Amble, Alwinton and Ancroft

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

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Keith Cochraines photograph of a long-tailed tit taken at Gosforth Park
Nature Reserve.

Prize for photographer

An amateur photographer from Longhirst has been awarded a runner-up placing in the 2017 North East Wildlife Photography Competition.

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The beautiful beach north of Bamburgh. Picture by Ellen Jackson

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

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

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

The 50th osprey chick has taken flight at Kielder.

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

Verge cuts are almost complete

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

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An aerial view of the Cotting Burn dam, which reduces the risk of flooding from the burn.

Final dam in Morpeth flood scheme now complete

The final part of Morpeth’s £27million flood alleviation scheme is now complete.

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Pupils from the Eco Club at Morpeth First School, with support from Raymond Dixon, created a floral display in the Sanderson Arcade barrow.

Children help town’s bloom bid

Children from the Eco Club at Morpeth First School have once again transformed the barrow at Sanderson Arcade into a fantastic floral display.

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A Eurasian lynx. Picture by Erwin van Maanen

Imminent bid to reintroduce lynx to Northumberland

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

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The 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards

Award winners have shown their LOVE for Northumberland

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

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A dozen of the grayling that were stocked into the River Pont.

Fish stocks boost for River Pont

The Environment Agency has released hundreds of young grayling into the River Pont at Ponteland and Matfen.

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Map of the proposed site boundary for Highthorn.

Highthorn: Jobs, tourism, coal and climate change among final arguments

The public hearing on the controversial Highthorn opencast mine concluded yesterday as the four parties made their final arguments.

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