Fight for water voles

A project to monitor water vole distribution in the North-East has been launched in a bid to help safeguard their future.

A project to monitor water vole distribution in the North-East has been launched in a bid to help safeguard their future.

Water voles, once one of the most familiar residents of our rivers and streams, have undergone a catastrophic decline in numbers and distribution over recent decades.

The aim of the new Environment Agency project is to establish a clear 2006 baseline of water vole distribution in the region from the River Tweed in the north to the River Tees in the south.

Bob's good job

CRAMLINGTON community stalwart Bob Bertram has won the Marks and Spencer Sieff award, which is given to people who work with business to benefit society.

Bob, a tenant board member of Blyth Valley Housing and a member of the Mayfield Community Association, has worked with Sage to install IT equipment, provide internet access and devise a business plan at the community centre.

Auction aid

A CHARITY auction night will be held at Brockwell Middle School in Cramlington at 7.30pm on Friday.

Proceeds will go towards the school's fundraising campaign to help the Kenya Acorn Project build and equip a nursery school in the remote village of Ndhiwa. For details, ring (01670) 734006.

On the move

THE post office in Seaton Delaval is to be moved 60 yards from its current site at 12-14 Avenue Road, to Seaton Valley Co-op store, also on Avenue Road.

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