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Dark sky status awarded to Northumberland Park area

9 December 2013 Last updated at 10:48 GMT

Far away from any light pollution, the night sky above Northumberland offers star gazers a spectacular view, and now it has become the largest protected Dark Sky Park in Europe.

Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park have been granted dark sky status by The International Dark Skies Association.

Danny Savage reports.