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An area of Northumberland has been recognised as one of the best places in the world for stargazing.
It is the biggest Dark Sky region in Europe.
Lucy Taylor reports.
The former partner of Raoul Moat has described the moment he shot her and her new partner.
Samantha Stobbart has been giving evidence at the inquest of Chris Brown.
He was killed by Moat in the summer of 2010.
Helen Ford reports.
Within the Dark Sky Park there are Dark Sky Discovery sites. They have been chosen because of their closeness to facilities such as toilets and hostels. If you just want to go out and stargaze, here is a list of the best places to go:
- Walltown Country Park
- Greenhaugh Village
- Byrness Village
- Elf Kirk View Point
- Alwinton Car Park
- Ingram in the Breamish Valley
- Wooler Common, Wooler
People in Gateshead can express their condolences at the death of the former South African president Nelson Mandela by signing a book of condolence.
The book is available for the public to sign in the reception area at Gateshead Civic Centre between 9am and 5pm all week.
Annie Hutchinson, Chair of Wark Parish Council, has been part of the steering group involved in pushing forward with Northumberland's Dark Sky bid. She says the status will greatly benefit the area.
Campsite owners are thrilled about Northumberland's Dark Sky status because the time that is best for stargazing is currently the time they experience low tourism. Stephen Dunwell says that the night sky is so clear that he can see his shadow from the moon.