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A special type of glass coating is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England.
SWINDON, England, Jan.
A 10-YEAR-OLD girl remains in a critical condition after falling through a skylight at a Northumberland social club. Danielle Bell, 10, had been playing with friends on the roof at Prudhoe and Mickley Unionist Club when it is understood she fell 12ft on to concrete suffering serious injuries.
By Dave Black PLANNING controls imposed on opencast mining in south east Northumberland were in tatters last night after a second site was approved in what was previously an official no-go area for the industry.
MUSICIANS from Northumberland and the Czech Republic will join forces at a special traditional music concert in Morpeth later this month.
By VINCE GLEDHILL CONTROVERSIAL plans for an opencast mine next to a town were given the go-ahead today. Hundreds of people objected to UK Coal's plans to dig up 600 acres of open land at Potland Burn, north of Ashington.
IF LIVING by the sea sounds appealing, then a new home in the Northumberland coastal village of Seahouses offers a possible solution. Only a few apartments remain at The Viking, which features homes in a magnificent setting overlooking the harbour.
A LANDLORD has been fined pounds 3,500 by magistrates after ignoring a council order to improve a property in which tenants' safety was put at risk.
EXERCISE sessions are being run as part of Northumberland Care Trust's cardiac rehabilitation programme for people in rural areas. Groups in Belford, and Wooler meet every week and Haltwhistle once a month for a two-hour session of exercise and healthy living advice.
A PREGNANT bride went straight from her wedding reception to a hospital' delivery room after going through with her marriage ceremony despite having contractions.
The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a large sea duck which is distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat further south in temperate zones, where it can form large flocks on suitable coastal waters. The nest is built close to the sea and is lined with eiderdown which is plucked from the female's breast. This soft and warm lining was (and in some areas, still is)...
- Large; stout; burly.