A family of otters has set up home on the banks of the River Allen at Staward Gorge, near Bardon Mill, in Northumberland.
The National Trust is keeping a close watch on them and says it shows just how good the environment is for wildlife in the area.
Chris Johnson, National Trust ranger:
The National Trust has managed to capture the otter family on otter-cam!
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Police are advising motorists to extra take care and allow extra time for their journeys with wintry weather affecting driving conditions.
People are being warned about icy patches and snow, particularly on minor and untreated roads.
Drivers should moderate their speed, maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front and watch out for pedestrians walking on roads when footpaths are too icy to use.
"Before setting off for home, clear snow and ice from windows and headlights. It's better to spend a few extra minutes making sure your windscreen is clear than risk an accident by only clearing a small area.
"Drivers should moderate their speed to match the conditions and should be aware, even on gritted roads, of the possibility of ice or black ice.
"Be aware that stopping distances are longer on wet or icy roads and drivers should maintain a safe distance from other road users.
"Motorists also need to keep a look out for pedestrians who may be walking on the road to avoid icy pavements."
A1018 Roker Avenue Southbound is closed due to an unsafe building from Dixon's Square / Roker Avenue / Fulwell Road to Whickham Street. A short stretch of the one way road is closed on the corner with the Fort pub due to an unsafe building following recent high winds. The road is likely to remain closed until later today.
The A66 is closed to high-sided vehicles due to strong winds between Brough and Bowes.
A caravan was blown over earlier this afternoon, blocking one carriageway.
A weather warning is in place until 8pm with gusts expected of up to 70mph.
The 12:39pm Plymouth to Edinburgh CrossCountry train service has been cancelled because of high winds.
Northern Rail has suspended services between Middlesbrough and Saltburn after strong winds blew metal sheeting onto the line.
A spokesman said they were unsure where the sheeting had come from.
Engineers are to cut up and remove the debris before services can resume.
Replacement buses are being provided.
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for the North East.
A further spell of very strong winds are expected, blowing from the west. Gusts of 60 to 70 mph are expected in places. Heavy rain will accompany the high winds in some areas, with snow affecting some higher level routes.
The A1 in North Yorkshire has reopened after closing due to flooding.
The southbound carriage between Catterick North and Catterick was shut between 5 and 9am while water was drained away.
The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall overnight and run-off from surrounding land which became water-logged.