Haydon Bridge village space is blooming and colourful, enriched by local artists' creations at the railway station.

Pursuing the title of Bee-Friendly Town, local gardeners transformed the station with wildlife-friendly flowering plants, funded by Northern Rail.

The Shaftoe Trust Wise Academy also jumped into action.

Its pupils’ artwork, portraying local sights, have been stylishly crafted into heritage railway-style posters by local graphic designer Marcus Byron.

Manufactured as weatherproof panels by Topsigns of Hexham, these posters highlight Sycamore Gap, St Cuthbert’s Church, The Anchor Hotel, among others.

The vibrant greenery and art display can be enjoyed both in the station and on trains.

In September, it was reported that the famous Sycamore Gap tree next to Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, known for its appearance in the 1991 Robin Hood film, had been cut down overnight.

The National Trust, in confirming the news, expressed shock and sadness at what they believed to be vandalism of an iconic tree that had been a significant feature in the landscape for nearly two centuries.

Northumbria Police launched a full investigation into what the Northumberland National Park authority suspected to be a deliberate act.