Northumberlandia is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington, Northumberland.

The IAgSA party during their visit to Banks Mining's Shotton surface mine site

IAgSA delegation visits Northumberland surface mine

Rural business organisation learns about how land is managed and restored at Banks Mining's Shotton surface mine

Summer's here! Don't miss it - pack a picnic and get out there quick

Here are a few of the North East's top spot ideas for dining al fresco this summer, as long as the weather stays fine

Northumberlandia near Cramlington

All in a day's work? Why it takes much longer to take in 100 great reasons

Graeme Whitfield is never one to shirk a challenge. Here he tries to complete all 100 great reasons – in a day

The Northumberlandia earth sculpture near Cramlington

New Northumberlandia app gives the chance to view sculpture from new angle

New app will allow visitors to view Northumberlandia from above while their feet are firmly on the ground

Katie Perkin of The Banks Group and (background, from left) Duncan Hutt of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Peter Elliott of Azure Charitable Enterprises and Bob Downer, chief executive of the Blagdon Estate at Northumberlandia in Northumberland

Northumberlandia named 'Miss World' in global competition

The Northumberland art project, tourism and cultural landmark has won a global landscape architecture award

Competitors take part in the Elf run around Northumberlandia near Cramlington

Elves take over Northumberlandia land sculpture in Northumberland

Christmas elves decended on Northumberlandia land sculpture for the first ever Elf run in aid of disadvantaged children

The Northumberlandia earth sculpture near Cramlington

Northumberlandia hit by vandals - Police appeal for information

Police are appealing for information after railings were damaged at the Northumberlandia site at Plessey North Moor

The Northumberlandia earth sculpture near Cramlington

Landmark artwork Northumberlandia in the pink for cancer research

The North East’s largest lady is set to show her support for cancer research by donning a giant pink bra


Northumberlandia takes on the world for architecture prize

A spectacular earth sculpture in Northumberland has been chosen to represent the UK against the world’s best new landscape architecture projects

Designer of Northumberlandia Charles Jencks who gave a guided tour of the site

Visitor centre to open at Lady of the North attraction Northumberlandia

Work underway at the Northumberlandia landform sculpture, which depicts a reclining lady tourist attraction near Cramlington

Aerial photo of the Northumberlandia earth sculpture

Welcome from the Goddess: Northumberlandia earth sculpture to get £242,000 visitor centre and cafe

New visitor facilities to be built at the Northumberlandia earth sculpture after major funding secured

A map of showing where the planned opencast will be

Massive opencast mine planned near Druridge Bay

Proposals have been unveiled by Banks Mining for a massive new opencast coal mine near Druridge Bay in Northumberland

Two people walking at Hadrian's Wall

Northumberland tourism drive could create almost 800 new jobs

ALMOST 800 new jobs could be created in Northumberland over the next three years under “challenging” plans to further grow the county’s vital visitor industry, it is claimed.

Anger at opencast ‘cave-in’

FRESH anger erupted last night after planning chiefs in Northumberland decided not to launch a legal challenge to a Government decision allowing a massive opencast mine near one of the county’s biggest towns.

Fury as mine approved

ANTI-opencast protesters claimed they had been let down by the Government last night after a massive new mine near a Northumberland town was given the green light.

Villagers angered by opencast plans

PLANS for potential new opencast coal sites which would see mining continue in Northumberland for many years to come were met with anger and alarm by villagers across the county yesterday.

Opencast plan set for refusal

FAMILIES in a former Northumberland pit town look set to win their battle against plans to operate a major opencast coal mine near their homes for almost seven years.

Long wait for ruling on huge mine site

Campaigners fighting plans for a massive opencast coal mine in Northumberland face a wait of up to nine months before finding out if they have been successful.

Future in doubt for area's opencasting

When Ellington Colliery closed last year it signalled the end of deep mining in Northumberland.

'Goddess of North' fights on

A developer whose opencast mine bid would have created an earth sculpture of a female figure is fighting a decision to throw the plan out.


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