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All the latest environment news from across the North East. Read the latest environment stories, features and campaigns from Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham.

Jurys Inn

Jurys Inn Newcastle hotel in line for green award

The Jurys Inn Newcastle is the only city business to make the final of the Green Tourism Awards

Wind turbines in Northumberland

Company launched to help North East communities build their own wind turbines

The social business, Community Renewable Energy, CoRE, organised the installation of the turbine working along with Berwick Trust

Alan Jones, business development manager at Tadea

Tadea hosts RHI roadshow in North East

The event, which is being hosted by sustainable energy company Tadea along with Energise Events, is free to attend

The Luing Cattle Society will host its annual open day in England for the first ever time this year

Highland cattle help survival chances of rare butterfly

Luing cattle are helping Cumbria's endangered high brown fritallary butterflies to prosper.

Tom Comber on his land at Elwick Farm near Belford in North Northumberland

Northumberland farmer in line for environmental award

North Northumberland farmer Tom Comber, of Elwick, has made his farm a safe haven for endangered birdlife

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

Dave Liddle (centre) with AONB chairman Eddie Tomlinson (left) and AONB director Chris Woodley-Stewart

Ex-County Durham country ranger Dave Liddle wins green award

North Pennines ward for County Durham ranger Dave Liddle's 20 years of wildlife work

People walking at Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

Wind turbine proposal close to Hadrian's Wall set to get the green light

Plans for two wind turbines close to Hadrian's Wall look set to be given the green light, despite fears over their proximity to the site

David Gray with the Bianchi C2C bike

Celebrating cycling heritage on 20th anniversary of C2C cycle route

How County Durham cyclist David Gray pioneered the C2C bike route used by 15,000 cyclists a year

Kitty the baby squirrel, which is being hand-reared at Kirkley Hall Zoo

Kitty the red squirrel being cared for at Kirkley Hall zoo

Kitty the squirrel is being hand-reared at Kirkley Hall zoological gardens, which is home to more than 130 species of animals

A female Osprey on a nesting platform in Kielder Water and Forest Park

Delight as third pair of ospreys hatch a family in Northumberland

It has emerged that a third pair has settled on a tree nesting platform set up by the Forestry Commission and that at least one chick has hatched

The scene after a tidal surge caused the River Tyne to burst its banks on Newcastle's Quayside

MPs demand cash for defences to prevent repeat of Tyneside winter floods

A Commons report highlights the danger of a repeat of the floods which brought Newcastle to a standstill last year

Andrew Davenport

Ex-engineer launches new cottage plants business in Northumberland

Garden gives Northumberland man new lease of life and has led to him setting up a composting business

Former Newcastle University Professor Paul Younger

Public debate to be held in Alnwick over North East coast gas drilling plans

Friends of the Earth have called a meeting in Alnwick over coal gas drilling plans off the Northumberland coast

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

A car under water after heavy rain in Newburn

Flood danger set to increase in North East, MPs warn

More than 36,000 North East properties are at risk of flooding but funding for defences has been cut, the House of Commons was told

The Archimedes screw is lowered into place

20 tonne water power installation for new Durham city development

Archimedes screw will provide power for Durham riverside complex - a UK-first in green power

Watchdog steps in to slash bills for Northumbrian Water customers

Ofwat have told Northumbrian Water they must reduce bills by 2% below inflation.

Flowers at Kielder

Wildlife survey aims to protect Kielder wildlflower riches

Miles of Kielder road verges are being surveyed for wild flowers which are a haven for butterflies and bees

Tesco are sponsoring National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week: Supermarkets are super for veggies

As National Vegetarian Week continues, Ami Tadaa offers a guide to the best veggie and vegan stuff on the shelves

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