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Volunteers needed to help turn the tide on marine litter at coastal beauty spot

An army of volunteers is being recruited to help clear up a coastal beauty spot.

East Durham
Marsden Bay. Picture by John Millar

Volunteers needed to help turn the tide on marine litter at coastal beauty spots

An army of volunteers is being recruited to help turn the tide on marine litter on our beaches.
South Tyneside
An artist's impression of what the new homes could look like

Ambitious plans for £175million ‘Garden Village’ go on show at public consultation

Ambitious plans for a new £175million village will come under the spotlight tomorrow.

News 1
Weardale Avenue residents pictured with Coun George Howe, right, who object to the plans.

Developer named for controversial Sunderland land project

Controversial plans to develop open land in Seaburn have taken a step closer.

News
The sun will be shining in the North East this weekend.

What's the weather forecast for the North East this weekend?

We may have started the half-term break with wet and windy weather - but we're going to go out in style with some sunshine.
Environment
The Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent in the UK because of climate change.

Severe flooding will become more frequent due to climate change, warn experts

Intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent in the UK because of climate change, the Environment Agency has warned.

Environment

Will we get snow in the North East today?

Parts of the North East may see some snow flurries today as the Met Office issues a weather warning.

News
It's going to be a wet and windy week in the North East.

Wind and rain to batter North East as country faces miserable forecast

It's set to be a gloomy half-term break across the North East with wet and windy weather expected to last most of the week.
News
Lesley Iveson has been ordered to pay more than 600 for failing to clean up her garden - and could go to jail if she doesn't comply with the latest order. Pic: Durham County Council.

Woman could face jail if she continues to ignore orders to tidy up her garden

A woman has been ordered to pay more than £600 after failing to remove rubbish from the garden of her County Durham home.

Environment

Freezing temperatures forecast for North East overnight with ice and snow warning

Get the heating on - it's going to be another cold night.

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How to keep your dog safe from Alabama Rot: Council issues owners with advice after pet deaths linked to disease

Dog owners are being warned of the dangers of Alabama Rot - and issued with advice on spotting the symptoms of the disease.

Health
Councillor Michael Mordey

We're coming for 'selfish, irresponsible, ignorant and lazy' litter bugs - Sunderland council chief's warning to dumpers

Council chiefs have promised to take action on dumpers who spoil the city.
Sunderland
Litter offender, Kelly Cummings

Sunderland mum dumped maggot-filled rubbish on area where children play

Council chiefs have warned those dumping rubbish in Sunderland: “We’re on your case.”

Sunderland
Paul Brannen

Reaction as report says 'no deal' Brexit would hit North East hardest in the country

Political leaders have hit out after claims a 'hard Brexit' could have a devastating effect on the North East economy.

News

Your winter pictures as snow arrives in the North East

The freezing temperatures haven’t stopped you from heading outside with your camera.

News

Your pictures of the supermoon over the North East

It was eyes to the skies last night as a brilliantly bright supermoon appeared above the North East.

Environment

Weather warning: Icy cold snap set to return this week as experts warn of coldest ever February

An Arctic blast of icy winds, wintry showers and freezing temperatures is forecast to hit Britain this week as February kicks-off with a big chill.

News 2
Coun Niall Hodson has raised the issue of flytipping in Sunderland at a recent council meeting.

Council refuses to scrap bin charges after calls to end £25 replacement fee in Sunderland

Sunderland City Council has said it cannot afford to stop charging residents for replacement bins when they are stolen.

News 4
Helen Clark sent us this picture of fly-tipping, taken as she went for a walk on Tunstall Hills.

Time to get tough with Sunderland fly-tippers

Sunderland people say they have had enough of the fly-tippers who are turning parts of the city into rubbish dumps.
Sunderland 2
Rubbish left at Deptford near the River Wear in Sunderland.

Shocking pictures reveal surge in fly-tipping by River Wear in Sunderland

The area around Sunderland’s River Wear has been the latest place to see a surge in fly-tipping.

News 3
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