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

An artist's impression of the new visitor centre at Hauxley Nature Reserve in Northumberland

Hauxley Nature Reserve visitor centre plans revealed

Plans have been unviled for a visitor centre at the Hauxley Nature Reserve in Northumberland

Widdrington opencast mine plan changed amid local concerns

Changes have been made to a proposed opencast mine near Widdrington Station in Northumberland following consultation with the local community

Wind turbines

North council urged to heed wind farms guidance

Campaigners have called on a North council to "urgently" heed the latest national planning guidance on wind farms, and exercise its obligation to "conserve our historic and unique environment"

Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay

Hundreds bare all for charity skinny dip at Druridge Bay

Around 180 people took part in The North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay first thing yesterday morning

Glass artist portrays Northumberland

THE landscape and wildlife of Northumberland have been celebrated in paintings, photography, sculpture and words - Helen Grierson does it in stained glass.

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