Cash boost for vital Northumberland habitats

A grant of over £400,000 has been given to a Northumberland nature reserve.

The 185-hectare Chevington site contains lakes, ponds, reed beds, woodland, pasture and arable farming that are homes to nationally significant species such as marsh harrier, red squirrels and great crested news.

It was passed to Northumberland Wildlife Trust in 2003 having previously been an open-cast coal site.

The project, taking place over three years, will protect and revive threatened habitats and providing refuge for different species on the Druridge Bay site.

It will also make access improvements to give everyone the opportunity to experience nature.

Ross went to find out more.