Environment

Environment

Conservation group urges councils to ban balloon and lantern releases

Councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year.

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Firemen extinguished a flat fire in Hebburn.

Man escaped flat fire in South Tyneside

A man managed to escape his burning home and alert his neighbours in South Tyneside.
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The proposed layout.

Stinging criticism for plans for major changes to key South Shields route

Council bosses have come under fire over plans for major changes on a key route into South Shields.

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Ellen Bekker, Whitburn Neighbourhood Forum treasurer, with chairman Phil Leaf.

Whitburn residents create forum to have their say on village

Residents in a coastal village will be able to have their say on planning issues after a new forum received council backing.

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Drivers are being warned of major re-surfacing work set to take place on the A184 Newcastle Road next week. Pic by Google Maps.

Drivers warned of re-surfacing work on busy North East road

Drivers are being warned of major re-surfacing work set to take place on the A184 Newcastle Road next week.

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A broken down lorry in South Shields is causing delays for commuters this morning.

Broken down lorry in South Shields causes delays for commuters

A broken down lorry in South Shields which caused delays for commuters this morning has now been cleared, police have confirmed.
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Artist impression of a revamped North Marine Park in South Shields.

Victorian South Shields park set for major restoration project – you can help shape its future

Outdoor lovers are being invited to have their say on one of South Tyneside’s best-loved parks.

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Irene Clennell, who has been deported to Singapore.

Grandmother deported despite living in UK for 30 years says she has been treated 'like a terrorist'

A mother-of-two deported despite living in Britain for three decades has hit out at the Government, saying they have treated her like a terrorist and accused her of being violent.
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Cyclist Dan King with fellow cyclists have found traps being set to stop them riding at Penshaw Woods.

Mountain bikers raise concerns over cycle course ‘booby traps’

Mountain bikers say a purpose built cycle track on Wearside has been booby trapped and could cause them serious injuries.

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Tommy Oughton at the graveside of his wife Mary.

Hebburn residents launch CCTV appeal after cemetery outrage

A group of friends have launched an appeal to install CCTV cameras at a cemetery in South Tyneside after graves were attacked by vandals.

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Thousands of plastic pellets have been found washed up on the beach at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.

Thousands of tiny plastic 'nurdles' washed up on Hartlepool beach

Thousands of tiny 'nurdles' used to make plastic products have been washed up on a Hartlepool beach.

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South Shields firefighters have tackled an industrial estate blaze.

South Shields firefighters tackle industrial estate blaze

Eight firefighters from South Shields fire station have tackled a blaze at an industrial estate in the town.
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Ruby and Denny

Canine photographer turns beach into catwalk for model dogs

Forget ‘ruff’ seas, a keen photographer is putting dogs in the frame by snapping them down on the beach.

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Moggie Valentina is looking for a new home.

Can you adopt an adorable cat this Valentine’s Day?

A South Tyneside cat charity is marking its seventh anniversary today hoping some its adorable felines will find the loves of their lives.

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Coun Tracey Dixon, Coun Allan West, Coun Joyce Welsh and Coun Peter Boyack at the site

Work starts on new South Tyneside sheltered homes plan

A sheltered housing complex in South Tyneside is being demolished to make way for modern, housing for older people

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Keira Moore is devastated after losing her beloved ferret Peanut.

Can you help reunite this little girl with her beloved ferret Peanut?

A little girl who suffers from heart and lung disease is devastated after losing her pet ferret named Peanut.

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Employees of Sage UK, volunteering at Jarrow Hall.

Volunteer workers help historic tourist attraction get ready for future

Over 300 IT staff swapped software for spades, paint brushes and brooms for a day of volunteering at a popular South Tyneside visitor attraction.

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Artist impression of a revamped North Marine Park in South Shields.

Volunteers needed to secure South Tyneside park’s £2.45m revamp

A park in South Tyneside needs some pals to be in with a chance of a £2.45m revamp.

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Closed Marsden Grotto pub is no longer a ‘grotty’ mess, say owners

Closed Marsden Grotto pub is no longer a ‘grotty’ mess, say owners

Pub bosses have declared that their seaside watering hole is no longer ‘grotty’.

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The rubbish at Marsden Grotto

Sadness over state of Marsden Grotto

Gazette readers say they have been left dismayed by the amount of rubbish which is spoiling a landmark seaside site.

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