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Amble is a small town in Northumberland and lies at the mouth of the River Coquet. The nearby Coquet Island is visible from its beaches and harbour and it is close to Cresswell, Druridge and Hauxley nature reserves. It is a small working fishing port and is known for its award-winning marina built on the site of the former staithes.

Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland

Game angling: Kielder warming up after a slow start

After a slow start to the season, Kielder Water is beginning to show signs of some better sport as water temperatures begin to rise

A yachtsman ran aground sailing down the wrong side of Holy Island

Yachtsman rescued after sailing the wrong way around Holy Island

A lifeboat crew were called out to help a lone yachtman in difficulty off the Northumberland coast

Steve Lowe, conservation manager for the Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Fury as 'relentless' vandals strike yet again at Big Waters nature reserve

Trust conservation manager Steve Lowe: 'These mindless acts ruin it for everybody. Vandalism on our reserves feels relentless'

The coast at Easington during the era when colliery waste was disposed of there

North East is leading the way in English coastal path project

The North East is making excellent progress in the creation of its share of a 4,500km coastal path around England

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Lockwood Beck a brilliant place for rainbows

Sport is on the up at Lockwood Beck, where 139 anglers landed 574 rainbows for a rod average of 4.2

Mike Jobson

Northumberland business programme supports 55 companies in first year

The Business Northumberland High Growth Programme, which offers established and start-up companies in the county free support in reaching their growth potential, is currently at its halfway point, having already secured or created more than 60 jobs

Rachel McGarvey with Daughters Olivia (4) Megan (9) and Maya (11)

Northumberland town set for hundreds of new homes, but to lose school

Amble in Northumberland is set for hundreds of new homes, but one less school for new children to go to

Anglers at Higham Lakes Trout Fishery

Game angling: Fine week at Higham Lakes for game anglers

The latest game angling news from around the North East

Sheila Penman with her son Jack

Concerns over ambulance cover in rural Northumberland

Jack Penman, from Norham, near Berwick, was forced to wait an hour and 10 minutes for the vehicle to come 40 miles from Amble, despite fears he had meningitis

An angler in action

Game Angling: Tweed Foundation receive welcome funding

The latest news from the North East angling scene

Family and friends gather for the funeral of fisherman Mark Arries in Amble, Northumberland

Mourners pay respects to Amble fishermen Mark Arries

Family and friends have come together to pay their last respects to fisherman Mark Arries, who was found dead on his boat earlier this month

High Hauxley, near Amble

Northumberland woman in early morning petrol attack

A woman had petrol poured over her close to her Northumberland home in an early morning attack

Family and friends gather for the funeral of fisherman Edward Ide in Amble, Northumberland

Hundreds attend funeral of Amble fishermen found dead on boat

Mourners turned out to pay their last respects to one of the fisherman found dead on a fishing boat in Whitby

A RNLI crew heading out on a rescue mission

Busy time for lifeboats as over 260 people rescued by RNLI in North East

Figures released by the RNLI charity show that Sunderland was the busiest station, rescuing 84 people

Game angling: NAF permits now available for Tyne and Coquet

A round-up of the North East's game angling scene brought to you by George Mcintyre

The fishing boat in Whitby harbour where the two men died

Tributes paid to Northumberland fishermen found dead on boat in Whitby Harbour

Tributes have been paid to two fishermen from Northumberland who were found dead on a boat in Whitby Harbour

Megan McGarvey (centre) with sisters Maya and Olivia

Amble girl Megan McGarvey on the road to recovery after operation

Amble girl Megan McGarvey, who was born with one lung and her heart on the wrong side of her chest, is making a full recovery

Computer generated image of the proposed Hauxley Nature Reserve visitor centre

Northumberland nature reserve set for double boost

Hauxley nature reserve at Druridge Bay is in line for extra land and a visitor centre

Sea fishing

Sea Angling: Bagfuls of good catches around the region

Alan Charlton has all the week's sea angling news from around the North East

Northumbria Police raid a property on Queen Street in Ashington, Northumberland

MPs condemn police cuts that will see 12 stations close and 400 jobs go

MPs in the region have condemned the Government cuts that will see 12 stations close in the region

Videos & Photos

Nigel Farage on stage at the Sage, Gateshead

UKIP leader Nigel Farage warns Labour: We are coming after you

North East Business Awards 2014: All the companies in the running for top prizes at next month's awards

Able Seaman Edward Warringtom from Jesmond on-board HMS Tyne

North East Royal Navy reservist returns home aboard warship HMS Tyne



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