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Pallion roadworks to be temporarily removed

Motorists are reminded that roadworks in Pallion associated with Sunderland’s new bridge will be temporarily removed at the end of the month.
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Volunteers at East Durham Homes litter pick.

Litter pick-up event is a load of rubbish

A local landlord has helped to make the streets of Easington cleaner and safer at a recent litter-pick

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Windy weather set to hit

UK set to be battered by weekend gales, but North East should escape the worst of it

Strong winds are set to batter Britain this weekend, but the North East should escape the worst of it.

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The higher the intensity, the faster you will burn.

How much sunshine can your skin stand? You're one of six types

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.
Health
Children enjoying the July heat in South Shields - but are the rising temperatures a  sign of a much bigger issue?

July was the hottest on record - and temperatures are still rising

Last month was the hottest month since records began in 1880 – the tenth consecutive monthly record, according to new figures from Nasa.

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Emma Haughan's puppy Gary fell ill and nearly died, she says, due to the mess in the lane behind her house.

Sunderland pet owner believes dog mess in back lane made puppy seriously ill

A tiny shih tzu puppy is lucky to be alive after catching a deadly virus his owner puts down to dog waste in a Sunderland back lane.

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Watch: New radar dish for more accurate forecasts being fitted in Sunderland

A new state-of-the-art radar dish that will mean more accurate weather forecasts for Wearside has been lifted into place.

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The new weather radar at High Moorsley

Up it goes! New radar will mean more accurate weather forecasts for Sunderland

A new state-of-the-art radar dish that will mean more accurate weather forecasts for Wearside was being lifted into place today.

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The warm weather is set to make a return.

Another heatwave is on the way for the North East

Britain could be set for the return of scorching summer heat - for a few days at least.

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Rosalind Copeland is angry over rubbish around Southwick.

Anger at ‘disgusting’ waste problem in Sunderland community

Rising rubbish problems in a Sunderland neighbourhood have been branded “disgusting” and a “disgrace”.

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Flytippers blight Sunderland streets as waste problem mounts

Flytippers blight Sunderland streets as waste problem mounts

Residents living in an area of Sunderland estate say they feel like they are living near to a rat-infested rubbish tip with the mounting waste discarded in back streets.

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Rubbish dumped around Southwick

Sunderland ‘beginning to resemble rubbish dump’ as cuts hit clean-up teams

They are the shocking pictures that show Sunderland in the worst possible light.

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Residents of Shearwater ad White Rocks Grove, Whitburn, who are worried about green land in the village that may be earmarked for housing developments.

Can scarecrows frighten off development plans for green spaces?

More scarecrows have appeared in a village as residents make their voices heard in protest at proposals to build on green spaces.

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Paul Parker is to take part in a chairty bike ride for Great North Air Ambulance. Wife Julie and daughter Aimee Parker

Horror crash Durham biker to take on charity cycle to thank air ambulance team who saved his life

A former biker who was badly hurt in a horror crash is swapping his motorbike for a push bike to raise funds for the air ambulance team who rescued him.

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Trees on St Mary's Way, Sunderland.

Sunderland councillors clash over state of ‘£180,000’ boulevard trees

Councillors have clashed over the state of trees which were bought and planted in a Sunderland city centre regeneration area at a cost of £180,000.

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Campaigners Roz Hughes, Clare Newton, Jillian Duncan and Jayne Macie.

Fight to save green belt land in Cleadon and Boldon continues

Two campaign groups battling to save greenbelt land from potential development say they will carry on with their fight,

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Hetton Lyons Country Park is one of Wearside's green flag winners.

Six Wearside parks win prestigious green flag award

Sunderland’s six award-winning parks are flying prestigious Green Flags for the fourth consecutive year.

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Jeremy Corbyn has a cup of tea with fellow visitors to the People's Bookshop. Photo by Oliver Hunt.

Jeremy Corbyn visits radical bookshop after paying respects to Davey Hopper

The leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn made a visit to an independent bookshop after speaking at the funeral of miners' leader Davey Hopper today.
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Scarecrows ‘massacred’ in alleged sabotage against campaigners

Scarecrows ‘massacred’ in alleged sabotage against campaigners

Campaigners fighting to protect green belt land in a South Tyneside village say their protest is being sabotaged.

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