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Red squirrels comeback: Spotted in the North East

Red squirrels have made a remarkable comeback from near extinction after being spotted on an estate in Northumberland.

The population of the popular furry critters was reduced almost to zero in 2011 after deadly squirrel pox started to spread through Wallington Hall, Northumberland, following the arrival of grey squirrels.

But an initiative by the National Trust has seen the numbers bounce back to 170.

Ross has been out in Northumberland on the hunt for the elusive characters:


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