Sunderland man caught dumping rubbish outside of neighbour's home

A Sunderland man caught dumping rubbish outside of his neighbour's home has been hit in the pocket.
Jonathan Finn was charged with operating an illegal waste site

Man who ran illegal tip in Sunderland ordered to pay more than £1,700

A man who ran an illegal tip has been ordered to pay £1,730.

Litter in Waterloo Place in Sunderland city centre.

A clean and tidy Sunderland will attract more visitors

More leading figures in Sunderland have shown their support for the Echo’s Clean Streets campaign.

Sunderland City Centre litter, Silksworth Row park

Don’t let ‘selfish minority’ spoil Sunderland: Councillor backs Echo’s Clean Streets campaign

Don’t let Sunderland be spoiled by a “selfish minority”.

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How Sunderland Echo readers can help our Clean Streets campaign to tidy up our city

Today the Sunderland Echo launches its ‘Clean Streets’ campaign and we want YOU to get involved in helping to make Sunderland smarter.
Litter in Sunderland city centre.

Survey reveals public anger at litter levels on Sunderland's streets

Sunderland is certainly a place on the up with new developments being formed all over the city right now – but the problem of litter blighting the everyday lives of its residents is still there.
Storm Caroline is set to arrive in the UK.

Storm Caroline is on the way - but how will it affect the North East?

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain today ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

What is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch?  How can I take part? When is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? Do I have to be a member?

What is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? How can I take part? When is the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch? Do I have to be a member?

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Would you support the move?

Iceland and Co-op back bottle return scheme to help cut ocean plastic pollution

Iceland and the Co-op supermarkets have backed a UK-wide bottle deposit return scheme to help tackle ocean plastic pollution, in a move welcomed by environmentalists.

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How Seaburn Promenade looks now.

Council team recognised for work which transformed Sunderland seafront

Council workers’ efforts to spruce up Sunderland’s seafront have been recognised as part of a national awards scheme.

Residents have taken over the maintenance of Cleadon Village pond.

Villagers launch clear-up mission as pond’s future is decided

A community has carried out a clear up of a village pond as efforts continue to resolve a stalemate over its future.

Have your cast your vote to name the new Wear Crossing?

Sunderland's New Wear Crossing: Have you voted for your favourite name yet?

Sunderland's new Wear crossing needs a name - and you have the opportunity to get involved in the landmark process.

Cold weather is set to hit the region this weekend.

What will the weather be like in the North East this weekend?

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend as frosty weather hits the region.

A dead ferret was found in a recycling bin in Sunderland

Dead ferret found in Sunderland recycling bin prompts council plea

A dead ferret has been found in a recycling bin in Sunderland.
Members of Shotton Partnership 2000 Ltd with their certificate.

Community groups win praise in Royal Horticultural Society awards

Community groups have been recognised in a prestigious regional awards scheme.

Trevor Hardcastle and a prototype float module tested at Port of Sunderland

Wearside Matters: New frontiers for future of offshore wind

Revolutionary technology set to transform offshore energy generation and supply is being perfected through trials at Port of Sunderland.

Protest at Sunderland Civic Centre

Protestors submit 9,000-strong petition over controversial waste-fuelled power plant in Washington

Protestors campaigning against plans for a controversial new power plant in Washington have seen their petition presented to council bosses.

Pupils from Barmston Primary School with Michelle Tate from Groundwork and Coun Michael Mordey

New recycling rewards scheme launched in Sunderland

Being rewarded for recycling is child’s play.

The rubbish at Cleadon Hills

Call for cameras and warden patrols to stop fly-tipping at Cleadon Hills

A dog walker has renewed calls for more to be done to stop fly-tippers from dumping rubbish at a popular beauty spot.

Can you help Clean the Dene around Hylton Castle next week?

Sunderland residents urged to help Clean the Dene

Wearsiders are being urged to help Clean the Dene next week.

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