'Rare and precious' Sunderland nature habitat bought by wildlife experts

A rare nature habitat has earned extra protection following its purchase by wildlife experts.
Photo issued by the National Trust of a red squirrel in the grounds of Wallington in Northumberland, as they have made a remarkable comeback on the estate after nearly being wiped out

Red squirrels return to North East visitor attraction after near-extinction through deadly virus

Red squirrels have made a remarkable comeback on an estate after nearly being wiped out by their grey cousins.

The rubbish found near Leam Court.

Sunderland waste firm director more than £3,000 out of pocket after rubbish found dumped on right of way

A company director is more than £3,000 out of pocket after failing to explain why rubbish collected by his firm ended up dumped on a public right of way.
Former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson in action recently for England. Pic: PA.

England captain and former Sunderland AFC star Jordan Henderson steps into West Park housing battle

England football captain Jordan Henderson is backing a campaign to save the Sunderland park where he first honed his soccer skills.

Fifteen firefighters tackled a blaze at Sunderland flat.

Fifteen firefighters tackle blaze at Sunderland flat

Fifteen firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a Sunderland flat in the early hours of the morning.
Alex Forsyth with Lily the Labrador and Oliver Sherratt, Durham County Councils head of direct services.

Boy’s poster plea to other dog owners to ‘be nice’ and clear up mess

A boy is leading a battle against dog owners who leave behind their pet’s mess - by urging them to be nice.

Deputy town clerk Paul Fletcher, Seaham mayor Councillor Sonia Forster, town council leader Eddie Bell and Marie Davies of sponsor Andrew James.

Town wins gold as it shows it’s a cut above in gardening challenge

A town has been hailed as a shining example after scooping gold for its floral flare.

This year's Great British Beach Clean is running from September 15 until September 18.

Will you take part in this year's Great British Beach Clean?

We're lucky enough to have some beautiful beaches across the North East region.

Will you be cycling to work today?

On our bikes - it's Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.
Will you be cycling to work tomorrow?

Hop on your bike for Cycle to Work Day

Fancy a bit of time out of the car? Tomorrow is the perfect day to hit the pavement.

Storm Aileen is expected to hit later today.

Why are storms named and who chooses the names?

Storm Aileen is the first named storm of the season. Here are some of the key questions and answers about the naming of storms.

A yellow warning for rain has been issued for today and tomorrow.

UK braced for heavy rainfall as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

Parts of the UK could be battered by more strong winds and torrential downpours later today.

Sunderland clergyman’s crusade against city rat problem

A Sunderland clergyman has launched a new crusade to rid Sunderland of its pest problem.

Hurricane Irma is expected to hit Florida from September 8. Picture: PA.

Disney World could be forced to close due to extreme weather hitting Florida

Disney World in Orlando could be forced to close its doors to visitors as Hurricane Irma looms ever closer to the Florida coast.

A body-worn camera similar to those worn by police could be brought in for bin collection workers

Bin collection workers could be fitted with body cameras to help scotch complaints and monitor waste problems

Bin collectors should have body cameras fitted to their uniforms to help tackle issues over waste collections, it has been suggested.


Thousands enjoy fun in the sun at Peterlee Show

The 45th annual Peterlee Show saw families flocking to the Helford Road Playing Fields to enjoy a huge range of events.

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Milburngate Weir.

Specialist divers to repair Durham weir

Specialist repair work is set to be carried out in the River Wear.

Traffic at a standstill on the A19.

Why there’s a delay on releasing A19 accident figures

Vital information about the number of smashes on the A19 is being held back - because London’s authorities are yet to submit information to transport chiefs.

Food waste

The average British family wastes 2.25kg of food a month - these are the bad habits behind it

The average British family is wasting more than two kilograms of food every month, according to new figures.
Have you spotted any spiders yet?

Spider season is here: How to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.
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