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Amble

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.

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'

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

Videos & Photos

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final

Morpeth's Laura Weightman claims silver at Commonwealth Games

Winter Dawn over Hadrian's Wall, by Wayne Brittle. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.

Race for Heathrow Airport advertising: 11 glorious pictures of Hadrian's Wall

L/R Shaun Williamson, Emma Barton and Gavin Spokes who star in One man and Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Shaun Williamson - aka Barry from Eastenders - returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal

 

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