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.

The new Northumberland Seafood Centre at Amble

Something fishy at our Taste of the County marquee at Northumberland County Show

The fruits of the sea as well as the land will feature in the Taste marquee at Northumberland County Show

Anne-Marie Trevelyan winning

Hilton Dawson pens open letter to new Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Former MP Hilton Dawson, who lives in the Berwick constituency, writes an open letter to its new MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Glen Judge

People on the Move

Our weekly round-up of professionals being recruited or promoted within the North East business community.

Computer generated image of the proposed Hauxley Nature Reserve visitor centre

£417,000 lottery boost for Northumberland bay's nature reserves

A cash award from the Heritage Lottery Fund gives the go ahead for a new visitor centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve at Druridge Bay

The Taj Mahal Restaurant in Amble

Charles Evans has a post-Christmas yearning for a curry

Warkworth Castle and an Indian restaurant in Amble comprise a good day out for our foodie artist Charles Evans

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

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Videos & Photos

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster



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