Wearside wildlife club picks up national award

A children's wildlife club is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award.
Firefighter rescuing a dog from a cliff side sink hole.

Dog owners urged to take the lead on cliff safety

Firefighters are urging dog walkers to be extra careful when exercising their pets on the cliff tops.

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Local councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year. Pic: PA.

Conservation group urges councils to ban balloon and lantern releases

Councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year.

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Plastic bottle recycling, Coun Peter Wood

Politicians lack the bottle to introduce cashback recycling scheme in Sunderland

Will Sunderland City Council show some bottle and adopt an environmentally-friendly recycling scheme?

Julie Elliott MP

Sunderland MPs to keep close eye on Brexit negotiations as Article 50 set to be triggered

MPs on Wearside say they will look to hold the Government to account after Theresa May said she will trigger Article 50 next week.

Plastic bottle recycling, Coun Peter Wood

Councillors call for plastic bottle deposit scheme to encourage recycling in Sunderland

Councillors have called for the introduction of a deposit scheme for cans and plastic bottles to encourage recycling and reduce litter in Sunderland.

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Ellen Bekker, Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum treasurer, with chairman Phil Leaf.

Whitburn residents create forum to have their say on village

Residents in a coastal village will be able to have their say on planning issues after a new forum received council backing.

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Sunderland Civic Centre.

It may be the city’s ugliest building but Sunderland Civic Centre must be spared the bulldozers

If there was a competition to find Sunderland’s ugliest building, the civic centre would take some shifting from the top 10.

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Drivers are being warned of major re-surfacing work set to take place on the A184 Newcastle Road next week. Pic by Google Maps.

Drivers warned of re-surfacing work on busy North East road

Drivers are being warned of major re-surfacing work set to take place on the A184 Newcastle Road next week.

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A broken down lorry in South Shields is causing delays for commuters this morning.

Broken down lorry in South Shields causes delays for commuters

A broken down lorry in South Shields which caused delays for commuters this morning has now been cleared, police have confirmed.
County Hall, Durham County Council's headquarters.

Councillors and election candidates warned over safety after death threat letter

Labour councillors and local election candidates have been warned about their personal safety after death threats were issued in an anonymous letter to a police chief.
Lee Downey

Body found on beach at Seaham - family of missing Lee Downey informed

Police searching for missing Lee Downey say they have informed his family that the body of a man has been found on Seaham beach today.
Artist impression of a revamped North Marine Park in South Shields.

Victorian South Shields park set for major restoration project – you can help shape its future

Outdoor lovers are being invited to have their say on one of South Tyneside’s best-loved parks.

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Irene Clennell, who has been deported to Singapore.

Grandmother deported despite living in UK for 30 years says she has been treated 'like a terrorist'

A mother-of-two deported despite living in Britain for three decades has hit out at the Government, saying they have treated her like a terrorist and accused her of being violent.
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Cyclist Dan King with fellow cyclists have found traps being set to stop them riding at Penshaw Woods.

Mountain bikers raise concerns over cycle course ‘booby traps’

Mountain bikers say a purpose built cycle track on Wearside has been booby trapped and could cause them serious injuries.

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Marks and Spencer Sunderland.

Sunderland store evacuated due to wind damage

A high street shop in Sunderland had to be evacuated while firemen took down a dangerous sign.

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Camera footage that helped prosecute Nigel Glover.

Fly-tipper fined hundreds after being caught on camera

A Wearside man has been hit in the pocket after being fined for fly-tipping.

Thousands of plastic pellets have been found washed up on the beach at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.

Thousands of tiny plastic 'nurdles' washed up on Hartlepool beach

Thousands of tiny 'nurdles' used to make plastic products have been washed up on a Hartlepool beach.

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Burst main causes traffic chaos in Peterlee.

Burst water main causes massive disruption

A burst water main has been causing disruption to traffic throughout the day in Peterlee.

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More than 5,000 properties without power this morning.

Thousands of homes back online following a power cut

More than 5,000 premises in Sunderland and Seaham have had their power restored after this morning's power cut.
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