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Samantha Tranter, who led the WildWatch scheme

700 volunteers scour the North Pennines in WildWatch project

WildWatch project run by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural amasses 20,000 sightings but has now reached end of its three years

Newcastle young offenders pay back society with environmental graft

Reparation scheme celebrating first birthday of project set up to benefit environment and themselves

Sally Hutt on Warlaw Pike

Northumberland climber ascends 50 hills to raise funds for schools charity

Sally marks 50th birthday year with same number of hill climbs after visit to Kenyan school in need

Sugata Mitra at the launch of his flagship School in the Cloud in West Benghal, India

Newcastle University professor Sugata Mitra has re-designed the future of learning

Sugata Mitra has used his TED award to build seven “schools in the cloud”, where children from across the planet can teach themselves anything

Dr Keith, Robson, director of formulation and flexible manufacturing at CPI

CPI leads European project to turn food waste to graphene

Innovation centre to trial process that could reinforce Europe's reputation for environmentally-friendly technologies

Autumn leaves at Kielder Forest

Paul Brannen: Why wood is so much more than a burning issue

North East Euro MP Paul Brannen says wood has a much bigger role to play - and the North East can lead the way

The sleeping lions winning image by Michael Nichols - the winning inage in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at Centre for Life in Newcastle

County Durham pair's work highlighted as top wildlife picture exhibition comes to Tyneside

The Bishop of Newcastle Rt Rev Martin Wharton

Energy Secretary Ed Davey dismisses Newcastle wind farm critics and insists we need more turbines

Energy Secretary Ed Davey tells The Journal that the number of wind farms will increase, despite criticism from the Bishop of Newcastle

Flood submerged houses in Corbridge

£400k scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in Corbridge nearing completion

A decade ago this week, 54 properties in the village were flooded when inadequate flood defences failed to hold back the River Tyne

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

Lesley Scott, left, at Doodle Bugs Ceramics and Crafts, with Jeannie Kielty, development relations coordinator at The Banks Group

East Cramlington business owner welcomes plans for new housing development

Lesley Scott, who runs a crafts and ceramics workshop, says 194 new homes would boost trade for the area

Professor Sugata Mitra

Newcastle University Professor Sugata Mitra opens final 'school in the cloud'

The Newcastle University professor who inspired the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire has opened his flagship 'school in the cloud'

Lauren Ogilvie

Northumberland Wildlife Trust takes on wildlife apprentice

Northumberland Wildlife Trust offers its first apprenticeship to teenager Laura Ogilvie from Newcastle

Left to right at Northumbria Wildlife Trust, Aurelie Bohan, Naomi Waite and Duncan Hutt

Northumberland colleagues embark on plastic-free life

Wildlife works plan month without contact with plastic to highlight pollution

Launch of Journal PayFair Scheme - from left Simon Hansen Federation of Small Businesses and Prof John Wilson of Newcastle Business School

Review of the year: We look back at the biggest stories from October to December

We look back at the stories that dominated the headlines in the North East in October, November and December

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

Jonathan Barlow’s image of the limestone stack at Seaham

Legacy of the North East desert from 290 million years ago captured by fossils

Talk reveals North East world of sand dunes and flooding by a vast inland sea

Peacock butterfly

Report into the health of North East butterfly populations

First major study for 25 years traces ups and downs of 33 butterfly species in the North East

Julie Porksen and Dougie Watkin

Investing in the future of farming? Julie Porksen suggests a five-point action plan

Prospective parliamentary candidate and farmer's daughter, Julie Pörksen, looks at how DEFRA could focus its efforts on improving agriculture

Rev Andrew Lightbown

Author Andrew Lightbown hits out at the environmental cost of Black Friday

Former financial manager and author Andrew Lightbown hits out at environmental and social cost of the buying scramble of Black Friday


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