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Mattress 'mountains' springing up as firms find recycling too costly

Unwanted mattresses are creating an environmental menace across the UK, with millions ending up in landfill or simply being dumped, it is claimed.

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Hazel dormouse. Picture by Clare Pengelly/PA Wire

Fears for future of UK dormice as populations plummet

Hazel dormice numbers have declined by almost three quarters in the last 20 years, research shows.
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Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.

Brussels station evacuated after reported explosion

Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.
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Over 2,000 homes across South Tyneside and Sunderland are currently without power.

Power cut continues to affect hundreds of homes in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Hundreds of homes across South Tyneside and Sunderland are currently without power as a result of a power cut.
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So are Brexit voters more like middle-class TV character Victor Meldew, played by Richard Wilson, left, or working-class Alf Garnett, played by Warren Mitchell?

So who is your typical Brexit voter? You may be surprised by the latest findings

New research suggests that Brexit voters are more likely to describe themselves as middle class, educated and fed up rather than angry and working class.
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Rubbish in Talbot Road.

Householders fined for rubbish tipping at South Tyneside properties

A number of residents in South Tyneside have been prosecuted for failing to clear up rubbish at their properties.

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Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found. Picture: PA.

Five dogs are stolen in the UK every day, research shows

Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found.

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New Wear Crossing.

Road closures in Sunderland as part of the New Wear Crossing

Motorists in Sunderland are being warned over overnight road closures in the Pallion area.

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We could be set for a hot summer in the UK.

Britain set for record-breaking ‘blowtorch summer’

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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Ramadan Shiva Moon

Police dampen down 'ISIS flag' fears as innocent Ramadan banner sparks threats

Police have dampened down reports of an ISIS flag being flown in the North East - which turned out to be an innocent banner put up as part of Ramadan.
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Which politicians suffer the most abuse on Twitter?

A North East Labour MP has been revealed as among those take the most abuse on Twitter - though a Tory tops the list.
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Armed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market

London Terror Attack: Political parties suspend General Election campaigning

National campaigning in the General Election has been suspended by most political parties in the wake of the terror attack at London Bridge.
Crime
A car on its side at Stoneygate on the A690. Photo by NE Traffic News.

Traffic tailbacks following accident in Sunderland

One lane is currently closed on the A690 following an accident.

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We could be heading for some wet weather. Picture: Pixabay.

Summer could see soggy start after warm spring

Torrential downpours could bring a soggy start to summer, as early figures suggest this spring has been one of the warmest on record.
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Fire crews tackled a blaze at former Newcastle nightclub Tuxedo Royale last night.
Pic by Google Images.

Fire breaks out at former floating nightclub Tuxedo Royale

Fire crews tackled a blaze at former Newcastle nightclub Tuxedo Royale last night.
Crime
Wearsiders want to get closer to nature a new poll shows. Picture: Terry Whittaker

Poll shows Sunderland wants to get closer to nature

Wearside’s city slickers have a love of nature but find it hard to connect with it, says the Wildlife Trust.

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One person has been taken to hospital after a kitchen blaze in Hartlepool.

One person taken to hospital after Hartlepool kitchen blaze

One person has been taken to hospital after a kitchen blaze in Hartlepool.

Environment

Amazing story of poodle who adopted lamb – and even fed it on her milk

This is the incredible moment a poodle feeds a lamb after taking it under its care.

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Ed Tutty of the Sunderland Seafront Traders Association with Trina Murphy Sunderland City Council Assistant Head of Service (Museums, Heritage and Arts) with the 2017 Blue Flag and Seaside Award for Sunderlands Beaches.

Revealed: Which Sunderland beaches have won the coveted Blue Flag award

Sunderland’s glorious beaches have double reason to celebrate.

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Ayton Allotment holders William Hall (left) and Mark Adcock are looking for a artist to re-paint the containers on the site

Could you be the next Banksy?

Allotment holders are appealing for Wearside’s next Banksy to brighten up their site.

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