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Teesside photographer 'cheeky squirrel' snap wins national award

A talented amateur photographer from Teesside has won a prestigious award in a national wildlife photography competition.

Lyle McCalmont's award winning photo Credit: Lyle McCalmont

Lyle McCalmont won the top prize in the annual Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the year competition for his image of a curious red squirrel in the ancient Caledonian pine forests.

Mr McCalmont also won the Native category with the same photograph.

“Getting the light just right in a forest where the light changes by the second is no easy task. I made many attempts to capture the best image so you can imagine my delight when I finally got the one! ”

– Mr McCalmont from Redcar

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Newcastle now and then in pictures

A big thank you to Lee Stoneman who got in touch with us to show us these amazing pictures of what Newcastle looked like in 1914, compared to 2016.

He found the original photos, then went out and photographed the same spot today, and then blended them together using a computer programme.

The High Level Bridge Credit: Lee Stoneman
Grey Street Credit: Lee Stoneman
Eldon Square Credit: Lee Stoneman
Dean Street, heading down towards the Quayside Credit: Lee Stoneman
Bottom of Dean Street Credit: Lee Stoneman

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