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Newt license for Durham police HQ

Plans for the new multi-million pound Durham Police headquarters can now go ahead after Natural England granted them a wildlife licence relating to great crested newts.

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Natural England confirm rare newts found in Durham

A great crested newt Credit: Paul Franklin

Natural England have confirmed that the newt found on land planned for the construction of Durham Police's new headquarters is a rare-breed great crested newt.

The area is known as a breeding ground for great crested newts - which are a protected species.

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