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Archaeologists find out if they have struck lottery gold

The site, near Druridge Bay, dates back 8,000 and excavations have already uncovered ancient footprints. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Archaeologists will find out today, August 14, if they will receive extra lottery cash to extend a dig, which is turning up vital clues about Stone Age and Bronze Age life on the Northumberland coast.

The site, near Druridge Bay, dates back 8,000 and excavations have already uncovered ancient footprints and a cemetery.

Beached whale in Northumberland

A 26ft minke whale has been found on a beach in Northumberland.

The whale is alive but struggling in Druridge Bay.

"We have people down there at the moment and a local vet is on her way,

"It is not looking in very good shape and it is incredibly thin.

"We will wait until the vet is down there and then we will take it from there."

– The British Divers Marine Life Rescue charity

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