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.

Hot weather at Seaburn beach

Sunderland beaches get ‘excellent’ rating in water quality tests

Sunderland’s beaches have passed a water quality test with flying colours.

The Earth. Picture by PA

'Warning to Humanity' - scientists issue grave alert over perils facing the Earth

A prophetic "Warning to Humanity" giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin - but when can you see it?

The Venus and Jupiter conjunction is set to take place in the early hours of Monday.

Litter louts could be fined by a private firm if the idea by Sunderland City Council's Conservative members is backed.

Private firm should issue litter fines say Sunderland’s Tories

City leaders should draft in a company to punish those who litter our streets.

The abandoned caravan in Boldon Colliery

Man fined £660 over abandoned caravan outside his home

A man has been fined after failing to provide council bosses with information about an abandoned caravan outside his home.

Washington Incinerator protesters petition hand over.

9,000 sign petition against controversial waste-fed power plant in Washington

More than 9,000 people have signed a petition opposing plans for a controversial new power plant in Washington.

Firefighters were called to tackle a garden shed fire in Sunderland yesterday.

Firefighters tackle garden shed blaze in Sunderland

Firefighters were called to tackle a garden shed fire in Sunderland yesterday.

How the new building could look

Residents invited to have their say on OAP flats plan

People are being invited to air their views on plan for a new development on their doorsteps.

Marsden Grotto

£500,000 hotel plan at Marsden Grotto gets go-ahead

An historic seafront pub is set for a tide of change after planners overcame environmental concerns to give the go-ahead for it to operate as a hotel.

A British Beekeepers Association's (BBKA) survey has revealed beekeepers in England produced an average 23.8 lbs (11.8 kg) of honey per hive this year, down 2.3 lbs on last year. Picture by Katie Collins/PA Wire

Beekeepers fear for future of honeybees as survey shows steady decline in honey crop

Beekeepers have raised concerns over the future of honeybees as an annual survey showed a "steady decline" in the honey crop.

We're in for some stormy weather!

Thirteen more storms set to hit Britain this winter

After Brian smashed into the UK last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn and winter.
Will you be watching the skies this weekend?

Shooting stars forecast as earth passes through Halley's Comet debris

Stargazers are expecting to see a meteor shower peak this weekend, with dozens of shooting stars streaking across the sky as Earth passes through debris of Halley's Comet.
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