Met Office forecast's a hot start to October for the North East

An Indian summer is on its way with an unusually hot start to October forecast on the back of one of the warmest Septembers in recent years.

Vandalised swings at Readhead Park play area Coun Sheila Stephenson

Twisted yobs stick pins into swing’s seat at South Tyneside play park

Twisted yobs have been slammed after putting drawing pins in to the seat of a swing in a South Tyneside play park.

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This winter's storms will all be given a name.

Met Office reveals new storm names - is yours on the list?

The Met Office has announced the names of this year’s winter storms.

The incident took place near Whitburn

Sea rescue in Whitburn as kayaker pulled to safety

Rescuers recovered a kayaker from the water near Whitburn today as a river tragedy was averted.

Cute feathery friends make South Tyneside coast their home

Cute feathery friends make South Tyneside coast their home

Two feathery families made South Tyneside’s coastline their home - to the delight of a wildlife ranger.

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Heavy rain caused flooding in South Shields.

Bright weekend forecast after North East thunderstorms subside

Thunderstorms swept the North East this morning as summer was quickly washed away.

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Readhead Park, Sunderland Road, South Shields

Plans to create new children’s play facilities at run-down South Shields park

A South Tyneside park could soon become even more child friendly.

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A lightning strike

Seven facts about lightning that you will not believe

The sunshine is moving away and storms are on the way.
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A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office.

Prepare for heavy rain as weather warning issued for North East

Severe weather is on its way in the North East.

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A spot of sunbathing in September sun.

It's going to be a scorcher

Health warnings have been issued ahead of what could be the hottest September day in more than 50 years.
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We're having a sunny September.

North East set for September scorcher as warm air sweeps across Britain

Britain could see the highest September temperature in more than 50 years, according to the Met Office.
Girlguding is calling for action over sexual harassment in schools.

Girlguides call on education chiefs to end to sexual harassment in schools

Girlguiding members have launched a petition calling on Education Ministers to end sexual harassment in schools.

Billions of daddy longlegs are set to hatch out this autumn in a "boom of food" for wildlife

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs heading our way after Warm, wet summer

dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

Environment 1
Architect Craig Fitzakerly and wife Caroline have withdrawn plans for a eco building at Undercliff.

Controversial Undercliff House site plans withdrawn

Plans to create a dream family home close to an historic home in South Tyneside have been put on hold.

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Picture by Cath Kennedy.

Eurgh! Your pictures of sex-crazed spiders as they invade our homes for mating season

We've all been warned that it's spider mating season - and these scary pictures show that we need to be on our guard.

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The warning comesafter a number ofincidents where hay has been set on fire in farmers fields in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Police warn youths about dangers of setting fire to hay fields

Northumbria Police are warning young people of the consequences of setting deliberate fires in farmers fields.
It's mating season for spiders

Why sex-crazed spiders the size of mice are invading our homes

Sex-crazed spiders the size of MICE are planning to invade North East homes this autumn.

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September should see plenty of sunshine.

Why the North East is set for an Indian summer that will last weeks

The summer is coming to an end - but the sun is here to stay for a while yet.

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A 5p-a-cup tax has been suggested for takeaway hot drinks containers.

15 things you said about a proposed 5p coffee cup tax

A storm in a teacup has been sparked by a proposal to charge an extra 5p for a brew in a takeaway container.

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The Lib Dems want to introduce a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups.

First carrier bags - now coffee cups could be subject to a 5p charge

After the success of a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags, senior politicians now want to place the same levy on disposable coffee cups.
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