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Northumberland: County of England
Northumberland is a unitary authority and historic county in North East England. The northernmost county of England, the unitary authority borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. To the east is the North Sea coastline with a path 103 kilometres (64 mi) long. The county town is Alnwick, although the county council is based in Morpeth.


Beach decorated with Union flag for VE Day [Video]

Beach decorated with Union flag for VE Day

A giant Union flag on the beach beneath Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, on the north east coast of England, drawn by castle maintenance manager Andrew Heeley, who took over 18,000 steps to complete..

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Puffins' Farne Islands nesting areas 'may expand without tourists'

The Farne Islands off Northumberland have been closed to the public during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: Northumberland flour mill sees 500% increase in demand

Heatherslaw Mill in Ford and Etal is "running absolutely flat out" during lockdown, its owner says.
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Coronavirus: Northumberland brewery gives away surplus beer

Local residents are being invited to take home its cask beer in their own containers.
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World's most expensive sheepdog sells for £18k

Megan the border collie will leave her home in Northumberland to herd cattle in Oklahoma.
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Sperm whale dies after washing up on Northumberland coast

Thirty-tonne giant became stuck on sands hundreds of miles from species' usual warmer waters
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Sperm whale dies close to Northumberland shore

British Divers Marine Life Rescue says the mammal's prognosis was always "incredibly poor".
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Man and woman, both 96, killed in Edlingham crash

They were back-seat passengers in a car that crashed with a 4X4 in Northumberland on Friday.
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Humpback whale found dead on Northumberland beach

Officials say arrangements are in place to remove the animal from the rocks near Dunstanburgh Castle.
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Silent disco group enjoys walking tour of Hexham

The group sang and danced their way around the Northumberland town to music only they could hear.
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Northumberland fisherman Jordan Richardson's life at sea

Jordan Richardson is part of the new generation of fishermen making their living from the seas.
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Scarecrows take over Northumberland village

Money from visitors to the festival keeps the church and village hall open, the church warden says.
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Scott Patterson murder: Man charged over Blyth assault

Peter Dodds, 34, is charged with murdering Scott Patterson at an address in Northumberland.
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Vindolanda fort haul of gems, shoe and gaming board uncovered

A team of 400 volunteers have been taking part in an archaeological dig at a Northumberland fort.
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