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2008-08-18 00:00:21

A STRETCH of Northumberland coastline has been closed to the public while tests are carried out to solve a pollution puzzle.

2008-08-18 00:00:21

TESTS were still being carried out on sea drains yesterday in a bid to trace the source of pollution which has led to the closure of a stretch of Northumberland coastline.

2008-08-09 18:00:25

NEWCASTLE United Womens FC and the Newcastle United Foundation will be holding a Girls Football Funday at Willowburn Sports Centre, Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick. The coaching programme for players aged seven to 12 will take place indoors on Friday, August 29 (10.00-2.00).

2008-08-03 18:00:12

CAMERAS are rolling as a blockbuster Bollywood movie is being shot in the North. A trailer for a new Eastern feature film is being filmed by Tynemouth Priory in North Tyneside.

2008-08-01 18:00:17

THE number of visitors to a seaside village has increased more than 20 times since it was given back its beach.

2008-07-31 18:00:26

A NETWORK of grass roots contact points is to be set up across Northumberland to help the county's new super council connect with people and businesses.

2008-07-30 18:00:54

THE Duke of Northumberland is coming to the aid of a three-year- old boy with cancer. He is helping to raise funds towards the punishing petrol costs faced by the family of Matthew Phillips on their five-day-a-week, 70- mile round trip from their Shilbottle home to Newcastle General Hospital.

2008-07-26 18:00:22

MANY people dream of building their own home, seeing the project through from foundations to house-warming party! But finding a suitable plot of land can often be a problem. Plots with fine rural views are difficult to find and getting planning permission is often difficult, if not impossible.

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Tony Henderson RECRUITMENT began yesterday of an army of amateur nature recorders. It is hoped that thousands of people in the North East will contribute to a new website which will detail sightings of plants and animals.

2008-07-22 18:00:34

THERE is one last chance to save a slice of the North East's natural heritage, warn conservationists. Two years ago Northumberland Wildlife Trust surveyed rare whin grassland which is only found in Northumberland and limited to areas along the Great Whin Sill rock formation.


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2005-06-14 09:01:00

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)...

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Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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