Embleton Bay, Northumberland

National Trust Neptune coast campaign marks 50th anniversary

The National Trust Neptune scheme is celebrating a landmark birthday after being set up to save North East shoreline stretches

The Green Party announce their candidates for the four Northumberland constituencies for the first time at Druridge Bay visitor centre

Northumberland Greens defy drizzle to launch their election battle at Druridge Bay

The Green surge means Natalie Bennett's party will now fight all four Northumberland constituencies

Nature reclaims an old industrial site at Blaydon Burn in Gateshead

Wilderness and its appeal explored at Newcastle University conference

Delegates arrive on Tyneside from across the world for wild event which has lured experts in landscape and the wilderness

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

One of the little egret chicks is ringed

North East garden birdwatch results show wrens were the most seen garden birds

Winners and losers in the region's gardens in 2014 are revealed in a report by the British Trust for Ornithology

Clive Waddington, project director of Archaeological Research Services Ltd at the prehistoric archaeological dig at Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland

Archaeological dig uncovers 10,000 years of Northumberland history

Archaeologist reveals findings of race against time excavations on Druridge Bay on the Northumberland coast

Skinny dipping at Druridge Bay

North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay returns for third year to raise charity cash

The North East Skinny Dip returns to Drurdige Bay for the third time next month to raise money for a mental health charity

The Viking Event held at Lindisfarne Priory

Vikings 'attack' Lindisfarne as families turn out for weekend of North East Events

Thousands of families attended events across the region including Newcastle's Sky Ride and English Heritage’s Vikings Attack! at Holy Island

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Farnes seal by Sandie Carter

Pictures from the North East Wildlife Photography competition go on show

Pictures show the wonder of the natural world on our doorsteps

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

Druridge Bay anti-opencast petition signed by more than 1,000 people

A thousand people have signed a petition which seeks to save Druridge Bay from becoming a "victim" of opencast mining

Run at Druridge Country Park for Sport Relief

Northumberland runners keep up the charity effort for Sport Relief

Hundreds of people gathered along the picturesque Northumberland coast for two Sport Relief events on Sunday

Footprints unearthed at Druridge Bay

Newly discovered footprints at Druridge Bay may be 7,000 years old

Footprints unearthed at Druridge Bay could be 7,000 years old believes local archaeologist

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

The Greenland shark which was found on Embleton Bay

Shark on Northumberland beach baffles North East naturalists

A Greenland shark found on a Northumberland beach has baffled North East naturalists

Jonathan Rodger is objecting the plans

Sand extraction plans at Druridge Bay face opposition

Proposals to extract almost 70,000 tonnes of sand per year from farmland close to a popular Northumberland visitor spot are facing opposition

The Druridge Bay beach in Northumberland

Beaches in the North East get the all clear in water standard tests

The Environment Agency released results from latest tests on bathing waters in the North East and reveal they all meet the required standards

A map showing plans for affordable housing

Northumberland councillors at war over affordable homes plans

Rival councillors in Northumberland have come to blows over plans for five years of new affordable house building

Northumberland has missed out on a 5p rural fuel duty cut

Northumberland misses out on 5p rural fuel duty cut

Northumberland councillors and MPs are unhappy that the county has missed out on a 5p rural fuel duty cut planned by the Government

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