A student who once had a fear of birds has become the fist ever apprentice at a Northumberland Falconry Centre.
Jamie Breslin, from Northumberland, has taken up the position at Falconry Days in Hexham.
Now she's now proving to be a favourite with the birds and the visitors to the centre.
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Robson Green has officially opened Hexham Fish Pass.
The Fish Pass is designed to make it easier for salmon and sea trout to migrate upstream to breed.
Tyne Rivers Trust is the driving force behind the project, which has been more than twenty years in the planning.
It was completed last year but officially opened today (22nd March) to coincide with the opening of the brown trout fishing season on the river Tyne.
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Five people have been winched to safety after getting into difficulty in the River Tyne in Northumberland.
The group had been travelled by boat on the river when they encountered problems near Hexham Bridge. Emergency services were called to scene to rescue them.
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