Smelly foreign ladybirds invade UK homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.
Some of the geese which make Rainton Meadows their home for the winter. Pic: Susan Hepworth.

Aerobatics and spectacular nature caught on camera as geese come in to land

Many people consider them a pleasant addition to an autumn skyline.

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Three Conservation Areas have been put on the at risk register

Three of South Tyneside’s prettiest places have been put on the ‘at risk’ list by a campaign group.

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The final garden waste collections of the year will be in the next couple of weeks.

When are the final garden waste collections of the year?

Residents are being reminded to roll out their green wheelie bin for the last time this year.

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Fish pass helps thousands of salmon and sea trout head up the Tyne to spawn

Thousands of salmon have been helped by a new fish pass as they make their way up the River Tyne in a once-in-a-lifetime journey to spawn.

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration travel company has launched direct flights from Newcastle.

New flights to Norway launched from Newcastle

Those who fancy a trip to Norway will now be able to fly direct from Newcastle as Norwegian airline Hurtigruten launches new flights.
Wearside MP Sharon Hodgson has spoken about her own experiences as a mother during a debate in the House of Commons.

MP Sharon talks about the upset she faced after daughter's stillbirth

An MP has spoken out about the "trauma" she endured when her daughter's stillbirth was classified as a miscarriage.
New figures show just how much has been paid out in pothole claims across the region.

How much has been paid out in pothole claims in your area?

New figures have been released this week which show just how much has been paid out in pothole claims across the region.

This weather won't be happening anytime soon

Snowmageddon isn't on the way, no matter what the front pages say

Reports of a snowmageddon on the way may be slightly exaggerated.

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Fire fighters from Marley Park, Sunderland Central and North Moor fire stations were called to a fire in a seventh floor flat inMonkwearmouth.

Sunderland resident taken to hospital after chip pan fire

A Sunderland resident has been taken to hospital after a chip pan blaze at their Sunderland home.
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Nissan. Picture by PA

'It's not chatter, it's real people's jobs' - Sunderland MP lays into Brexit Minister over Nissan

Sunderland MP Julie Elliott has laid into Brexit Secretary David Davis over Nissan's future in Sunderland during a debate in Parliament.
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The first outer bands of rain from Hurricane Matthew pass over downtown Orlando. Picture: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel.

Hurricane Matthew pelts Florida as East Coast prepares for battering

A monster storm has hit Florida with heavy rain as the deadly storm roars ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds of 130mph.
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Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.

8 things that should cheer us all up this Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Don't miss Halley's night-time spectacle

When and how you can watch Halley's Comet light up the night sky this October

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

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Keen fisherman Paul Blackett pictured with an octopus he caught

Fisherman catches octopus off Sunderland coast

A keen fisherman was taken by surprise with his latest catch when he hooked an octopus.

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn rallies crowds in South Tyneside

Jeremy Corbyn was met with cheers when he paid tribute to the members of the Jarrow Crusade.
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The waste dumped at Cleadon Hills.

Woman in court over fly-tipping charge near to Cleadon Hills

A woman who failed to provide information about a fly-tipping incident to South Tyneside Council ended up in court.

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Ben Fogle enjoys the view of the Durham Heritage Coast from Nose's Point in Dawdon.

Wildlife report calls for coast to be protected

Wildlife experts are calling for the coastline to become a conservation area.

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Stunning skies over the North East thing morning.

Autumnal weekend forecast for North East after one of the hottest Septembers on record

Britain has experienced one of the hottest Septembers since records began, provisional Met Office figures suggest.

Don a nose and give us a pose for National Wetnose Day.

Tomorrow is National Wetnose Day - here's how you can help ...

Who doesn't love taking a daft photograph? It is the age of the selfie after all ...

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