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A shag resting taken in Northumberland by Steven Fairbrother, which won the Animals Portraits category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

Picture of Northumberland seabird wins at British Wildlife Photography Awards

Photographer Steven Fairbrother a winner in British Wildlife Photography Awards with his picture of a shag nesting on the Farne Islands

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council is to be asked to reveal how much money has been saved by axing free transport for students in post 16 education

Baby boy with rare immune condition has life saved by Newcastle's Bubble Unit

Conor Kelly, with his mum Elaine Kelly in the Bubble Unit at the RVI
A baby born with a rare immune deficiency problem is recovering well thanks to the help of North East specialists

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A shag resting taken in Northumberland by Steven Fairbrother, which won the Animals Portraits category in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

Picture of Northumberland seabird wins at British Wildlife Photography Awards

Photographer Steven Fairbrother a winner in British Wildlife Photography Awards with his picture of a shag nesting on the Farne Islands

Parents and students protest outside County Hall, Morpeth against future transport cuts for schools in Northumberland

Council urged to reveal savings made from school transport cut

Northumberland County Council is to be asked to reveal how much money has been saved by axing free transport for students in post 16 education

Conor Kelly, with his mum Elaine Kelly in the Bubble Unit at the RVI

Baby boy with rare immune condition has life saved by Newcastle's Bubble Unit

A baby born with a rare immune deficiency problem is recovering well thanks to the help of North East specialists

The 5th floor of

Science City scales back operations but forges ahead with its master-plan for Newcastle

Science City Company scrapped with loss of 20 jobs but partner organisations Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council take management forward

Artist’s impression of fireworks on the River Tyne as part of the Great North Run Millionth Opening Ceremony

Great North Run 2014: The Million Opening Ceremony

The spectacular opening to the Great North Run takes place on September 4

The 5th floor of

Newcastle's Science City has an exciting future, says chairman

Science City has the ability to put Newcastle at the forefront of scientific advances

The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

First look at £9m Newcastle Discovery School which teachers hope will help bridge skills gap

The Discovery School in Newcastle will welcome its first pupils on September 8 - and has shown off its state of the art technology

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Councillors told to approve 20 new affordable homes in Northumberland village

Flooding, access and contamination are among a dossier of complaints from residents over a proposed 20 home housing estate in Shilbottle

A Roman cavalry display will be part of the events

Special Roman festival planned for Alston this weekend

Gladiators, centurions and more will descend on Alston, Cumbria, this weekend for a festival of Roman life

Landowner John Hensby discovered a 30 metre sinkhole on his land near Cowshill

Sink hole in at Cowshill in County Durham causes footpath to be closed off

Durham County Council have closed a footpath after 'crown hole' opened up at Cowshill and walkers are warned to stay away

A wind farm

Berwick wind turbine plan looks set to get the green light

Plans for two wind turbines at Berwick which have split opinion are being recommended for approval by Northumberland County Council

HMP Northumberland

Calls for emergency inspection of HMP Northumberland

Sodexo, which took over Category C jail in December, insists prison being run well amid growing calls for an inspection

Northumberland fort find gets to the bottom of Roman history

Vindolanda discovery of the only wooden toilet seat to be found in the Roman Empire has been unearthed

The field in Killingworth where test digging is underway

Go ahead for homes on ex-wartime site in North Tyneside

Killingworth military site to be developed by housebuilders after councillors gave scheme the green light

One of the North East's most expensive properties sells for a 'knock down' £3.25m

It is snapped up for less than half its original £6.75m asking price when it was first put on the market in 2012

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Ofsted inspectors tell Barnado's training site in Newcastle it needs to improve

Barnado's has been told its main training centre in Newcastle must improve after a critical Ofsted inspection

Managing director of Dicksons, Michael Dickson, with new director Elena Dickson

Dicksons boss attends wartime history gathering of North East's German butchers

Tyneside businessman Michael Dickson flies to Germany the week for a wartime history gathering

Wendy Fail who is doing a PhD on re-introducing the harvest mouse to Northumberland at Newcastle University.

Rare harvest mouse found in County Durham

Harvest mouse's discovery is one of the most northerly for its species, says Durham Wildlife Trust

Head birdkeeper Owen Joiner checks out a flamingo egg at Washington Wetlands Centre

Washington Wetlands Centre awaits first flamingo eggs to hatch in seven years

Celebrations as 17 flamingo eggs are laid at Washington Wetlands Centre after a seven year break

Northern Rail

Government backtracks on plans to dump Northern Rail 'Pacer' trains

Hated vehicles slammed as 'cattle trucks' could now just be 'modernised' by the bidder for the Northern franchise

Videos & Photos

The home of Sharon Platt, The Willows in Corbridge, which is for sale

Property gallery: Stone-built Corbridge home offers views of Tyne Valley

The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

Scarlett-Rose Davis aged 3 from Coalpool, Waslall, is pictured after taking the ice bucket challenge, and swearing as the cold water hit her; with her grandad who threw the water, Stuart Bell aged 33

Watch: Foul-mouthed toddler apologises for using bad language in ice bucket challenge

 

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