The region covers Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Cleveland.
(12 April 2013) A 49-year-old pigeon fancier from Sunderland has pleaded guilty to three charges of illegally using and storing a banned pesticide, at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday 12 April. Paul Unsworth (12/03/64) of Newbold Avenue was fined £200 for each of the three charges, to run concurrently.
(15 February 2013) Building work on Durham Constabulary’s £14m new headquarters can now begin after Natural England granted a wildlife licence relating to great crested newts.
(17 December 2012) Natural England publishes report to the Secretary of State proposing improved public access to 55km of coast in the North East between North Gare in Hartlepool and South Bents in Sunderland.
(11 December 2012) A North East farming couple is leading the way in giving young people the chance to find out more about life on a farm.
(19 November 2012) A ground-breaking agreement between business leaders and conservationists will help to put the natural environment at the heart of Tees Valley’s economic regeneration.
(23 December 2013) On 27 December 2013 public access rights come into effect over six of Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs).
(15 November 2013) Natural England has teamed up with its sister nature conservation agencies in the UK – Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage – to bring you recommendations of where to see nature at its most splendid this autumn across Britain.
(22 October 2013) Conservation works supported by Natural England that helped rescue the historic remains of a former Durham lead mine have picked up this year’s prestigious English Heritage Angel Award for ‘Best Rescue of a Historic Industrial Building or Site’.
(12 August 2013) Two new stretches of England’s Coast Path were approved recently between Allonby and Whitehaven in Cumbria (36km), and in the North East between North Gare in Hartlepool and South Bents in Sunderland (55km).
(1 July 2013) We run a year-round programme of family-friendly events on our National Nature Reserves.