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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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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 Agency's 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 Cochraine's 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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