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.

Sarah Weightman of Everlong

Northumberland entrepreneur launches own brand of paint

Sarah Weightman used her expertise in creating "shabby chic" furniture to formulate a new range of paint

Roseate terns, one of the UK's rarest seabirds

Police fund cash helps Northumberland seabird colony

Cash boost for rare roseate terns on Coquet Island which is home to thousands of breeding seabirds

Gemma Little of Amble who is fundraising for the Alzheimer's Society after losing her mum Ann to the disease

Amble woman talks frankly about dealing with her mother's dementia

Gemma Little's mother died at the age of 64 from dementia. She talks openly about the impact the condition had on her family

Liz Truss Environment Secretary at Hauxley Nature Reserve. Pictured with Berwick Tory candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan, left and Mike Pratt of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

Rural communities in the North East will have a 'strong voice' says Liz Truss

Environment Secretary says the devolution debate is not being dominated by urban concerns and rural voices are being heard in Parliament

Julie Pörksen and Sir Alan Beith at Berwick Ambulance Station

More than 1,200 in a week back Berwick petition for increased ambulance cover

Sir Alan Beith and Lib dem campaigner Julie Porksen have led a campaign for improved ambulance cover in Berwick

Coquet hide

Northumberland island curio goes on show in London

Festival will showcase Coquet Island wardens' 6ft by 6ft eccentric hide creation

Ringtons teas

Now tourists can take taste of Northumberland home

Long-established North East company Ringtons is to supply tourist information centres across Northumberland

Vicky and Peter Moffitt

The North East has great taste in food... and great people making it

The Great Taste Awards have dished out 108 stars to producers all over the North East and Cumbria

Seal off the coast of Northumberland

WATCH: Seal surprises surfing duo by climbing on board and riding the waves

Matt Stanley and Andrew Flounders were surfing off Amble, Northumberland, when the young seal swam up and got on board

Ice cream at Spurelli in Amble, Northumberland

Artisan run ice cream parlours offer luxury ice cream in the North East

Summer’s here. Time then to indulge in an artisan ice cream – something the North East excels in. Jane Hall has the scoop

RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in action

RNLI appeal to public to help raise £200,000 for new lifeboat

Amble RNLI has launched a £200,000 appeal for the cost of a new lifeboat

Double celebration for red kites at Gateshead this weekend

A celebration of red kites return to the North East will be marked in Gateshead this weekend

The Bridled Tern on the Farne Islands

Caribbean bird turns up on Farne Islands

Birders flock to see rare Caribbean visitor, the bridled tern,  on the Farne Islands in Northumberland

Piano-playing puffins entertain on RSPB's Coquet Island

An electric piano has been rigged up on Coquet Island off Amble to provide puffins the opportunity to show off their musical skills

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland

Could you be a community agent in Northumberland for The Journal?

The Journal is looking for a new team of people to help keep us at the heart of Northumberland life

Rachel McGarvey outside St Cuthbert’s RC School

Amble school's closure approved by Northumberland County Council

The closure of Amble’s St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided First School has been approved

George Clarke at the Treehouse in Kielder, Northumberland

North East's best new buildings recognised at awards ceremony in Newcastle

The region's best new buildings have been recognised in a ceremony on Tyneside at Newcastle's civic centre

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'

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Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training



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