Motorists warned to take care following spate of accidents

Firefighters are urging drivers to take care following a spate of road accidents this month.

The Iceland van on its side. Photo by Jordan Smith.

Motorist cut free after Iceland van overturns

The driver of an Iceland van had to be cut free by firefighters after it overturned.

The planting took place despite adverse weather conditions.

Volunteers’ pride as group continues bid to improve community

Volunteers who are passionate about improving their area have planted the seeds for a brighter future.

At Wapping Burn are, from left, Wear Rivers Trust secretary Neil Ashforth, local volunteer William Wilkinson, Sandra Wardle from Novus Business Centre , Jim Wood from Caterpillar, and local volunteer Gary Smith helping out with the final day wetland planting task.

Appeal to help wildlife thrive on industrial estate

Businesses are being invited to get involved in efforts to improve an industrial estate for wildlife.

Childminder Terri Brooks with her six-year-old daughter Alice, who have signed up to the My Wild Sunderland campaign.

Campaign urges people to go wild and do their bit to keep Sunderland clean

A call has gone out to urge Wearsiders to take a stand in the fight to keep our communities clear and help wildlife thrive.

Marsden Grotto

Work pressing ahead on £500,000 Marsden Grotto hotel development

A new £500,000 seafront hotel development is on track to welcome its first customers later this year, it has been confirmed.

The the dumped waste at Limekiln Gill in Horden.

Man fined for dumping waste at nature reserve

A man who was caught on camera fly-tipping at a national nature reserve has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and carry out unpaid work.

Dog owner Ben Favaro with dog Juno is angry over smashed glass in Barnes Park

Dog cut twice by broken glass in Sunderland park, sparking calls for clean-up

A dog owner has called for a park clear up after his dog was left wounded twice in the space of weeks by shards of broken glass.

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Some warmer days are on the way!

North East set for sunshine as week-ahead forecast reveals warm temperatures

Ditch the big coat and grab your sunglasses - the North East is about to get a dose of sunshine.


Environment chiefs open incident room as weather warning extended for North East

An incident room has been opened and a warning issued to drivers as heavy rain batters the North East.
Raising Aspirations litter pick at Town End Farm. From left, mayor Councillor Doris MacKnight, Councillor Stephen Foster, SNCBC manager Jemma Amer, Keith MacKnight and  Raising Aspirations project leader Carol Davies.

Community clean-up gives Sunderland neighbourhood a smarter look

Community clear-ups are under way across the city as a team works to clean up Sunderland’s streets.

Storm debris at Roker Beack

Fresh clean-up under way along Sunderland’s seafront after huge amount of debris is washed up

Another clean-up operation is under way along Sunderland’s seafront after heavy seas washed up a huge amount of debris.

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Sunderland woman landed with £687 bill after dumping 20 bags of rubbish on neighbour’s doorstep

A woman who dumped 20 bags of household rubbish outside her next-door neighbour’s home has been handed a £687 bill after she was taken to court.

MP Sharon Hodgson has signed a petition calling for hunting legislation to be strengthened.

Sunderland MP backs bid to tighten hunting legislation

A Wearside MP has signed a petition calling for tougher laws against hunting.

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An old image of the Sunderland Empire which is at the heart of the Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area.

Find out how you can get involved with Sunderland conservation plans

Residents in Sunderland have the chance to find out more about conservation work.

Power cuts in the area.

Dozens of properties hit by power cut this morning

Up to 300 properties in the Durham area have been hit by unexpected powercuts.

North East warned to prepare for snowfall over Easter bank holiday as temperatures set to drop

We're all familiar with the age-old joke about damp and dreary British bank holidays.
Bikn collections will go ahead as usual tomorrow

Easter bin collection details revealed

Council bosses say there will be no change to bin collections over the Easter weekend in Sunderland.
The Dusty Ducks at Washington Wetland Centre.

Colourful flock of super-sized ducks to land at Washington Wetland Centre for Easter

A very different flock of ducks is landing at Washington Wetland Centre this Easter – and they’re kind of a big thing.


How bottle deposit schemes work in other countries as England prepares to catch up with neighbours

England could soon follow the lead of several countries across the world by introducing a deposit return scheme for bottles and cans.

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