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Northumberland sculpture wins international award

Northumberlandia. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The world's largest human land form sculpture, Northumberlandia, has won Best Landscape Architecture in an international Awards.

The sculpture, near Cramlington, beat other projects from all over the world including those in Turkey, Malaysia and Mexico.

The three-million-pound creation took two-and-a-half years to make using one point five million tonnes of carefully selected stone, clay and soil from the adjacent Shotton Surface Mine .

Charity Elf Run at Northumberlandia

Elf Run participants at Northumberlandia. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Hundreds of people dressed up as Christmas elves for the event. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Hundreds of volunteers dressed as elves took part in a charity event at Northumberlandia today. The Elf Run wasraising money for the Cash for Kids charity. Their Mission Christmas campaign aims to help children living in poverty in the region.

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Princess Royal at Northumberlandia

The Princess Royal was in Cramlington for the official opening of the 100-foot sculpture, Northumberlandia.

Welcome party for Princess Royal
The Princess Royal was greeted by the head of the "Lady of the North" Credit: ITV
Princess Royal
The party walked to the top of the sculpture, which is 100 feet high Credit: ITV
Princess Royal handshake
The Princess Royal was greeted by people who have been involved with the project over ten years Credit: ITV

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