Red squirrels have made a remarkable comeback from near extinction after being spotted on an estate in Northumberland.
The population of the popular furry critters was reduced almost to zero in 2011 after deadly squirrel pox started to spread through Wallington Hall, Northumberland, following the arrival of grey squirrels.
But an initiative by the National Trust has seen the numbers bounce back to 170.
Ross has been out in Northumberland on the hunt for the elusive characters:
The population of red squirrels was reduced almost to zero in 2011 following the arrival of grey squirrels.Read the full story ›
Boris the Red Toed Tortoise was taken yesterday afternoon (20 September) and the hunt is on to see Boris safely returned home.Read the full story ›
The RSPB and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about the removal of eggs from a rare marsh harrier nestRead the full story ›
Noel Fitzpatrick is in the North East as part of a new TV series that will be broadcast live from Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.Read the full story ›
Success in Kielder as the 50th Osprey chick in just eight years has flown the nest.Read the full story ›
Over 86 per cent of pet owners in the North East believe having a dog can help to bring stress levels down.Read the full story ›
The Dogs Trust says there is high demand for puppies in Newcastle and Sunderland which is fuelling the tradeRead the full story ›
A new sheep-marking system is being trialled in North Yorkshire in a bid to tackle the issue of sheep rustling.Read the full story ›
Around 50 nests have been lost after damage was caused to Little Turn Recovery Project in County DurhamRead the full story ›