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Archive for April, 2013

Bees in Northumberland National Park: scheme to support up to two million bumblebees

Bees in Northumberland National Park: scheme to support up to two million bumblebees

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new Northumberland National Park scheme is being supported by farmers and landowners around Simonside in the Coquet Valley. The scheme will see the planting of saplings to give queen bees of these vital pollinators a helping hand to breed and increase.

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Future looks brighter for bees

Future looks brighter for bees

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The future for the bumblebee is looking up now that the European Commission is set to place a suspension on dangerous insecticides which have negatively impacted the life of bees in Northumberland and around the world. The suspension is temporary but is welcomed by Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

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Kielder Northumberland summer events programme

Kielder Northumberland summer events programme

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland offers some fantastic, exciting and interesting events, and Kielder Water and Forest Park is no exception. From May until July you can do everything from study nature, learn bush craft, observe the stars and the heavens, see the Northern Lights, or enjoy clay shooting! Find out more about what you can do at Kielder, Northumberland.

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Gluten-free goodies at upcoming Great North Gluten-Free Fair

Gluten-free goodies at upcoming Great North Gluten-Free Fair

Other posts by  |  Harriet Southall on Google+ |  April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gluten-free is becoming more and more popular as celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow advocate this kind of diet. Here, food writer Harriet Southall explores the trend and tells readers about the first ever Taste North East TASTECLUB Great North Gluten Free Fair, set for Saturday 27th April, sponsored by Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons.

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Northumberland National Park’s Pennine Way upgrades keep walkers’ feet dry in the Cheviots

Northumberland National Park’s Pennine Way upgrades keep walkers’ feet dry in the Cheviots

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Funds from Natural England mean Northumberland National Park can upgrade footpaths in the Cheviot Hills. New recycled stone will replace boardwalks. Northumberland National Park Communications Officer Fraces Whitehead explains.

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Writing contest looks to suffragette’s Northumberland roots

Writing contest looks to suffragette’s Northumberland roots

Other posts by  |  Rachel Cochrane on Google+ |  April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Writer Rachel Cochrane is inviting people to enter a national writing competition to commemorate 100 years since the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. You can write prose, a blog post, a letter or a poem about this inspiring and brave woman who helped shape democracy in the 20th century.

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Northumbrian wildlife unfolds, despite cold weather

Northumbrian wildlife unfolds, despite cold weather

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Plants and birds are starting to appear as spring approaches, but wildlife is struggling in the north of England as the unseasonably cold weather continues. Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust writes about the struggles puffins, guillemots and other auks are having on the Northumberland Coast. Hopefully some warmer weather will arrive soon.

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