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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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How far could you travel by adding up the depth of all the region's potholes?

What would the total distance be if you added up the depth of every pothole in the North East?

How deep is the problem with pot holes in the North East?

Environment
Barry Young with his pettion against the Scotch Estate's new bus gate

Jarrow junction row petition is gathering pace

A bid to drive change at a controversial new road junction where 3,500 fines have been dished out in less than three months is gathering speed.

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Michael Fish's 1987 weather report still defines his career.

The worst weather gaffe in TV history - 30 years on

As Storm Ophelia batters Ireland and breathes down on the UK, weather forecasters will be exercising a degree of caution as they prepare for their next bulletin.
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So why are the sun and sky such weird colours?

Countless people across the North East have been left baffled by the strange colours of both the sun and sky today.
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Most households have to pay for collection of bulky rubbish and garden waste.

Most households now have to pay for collection of bulky rubbish and garden waste

The majority of councils now charge households to pick up their garden waste and bulky items of rubbish such as old furniture, an investigation shows.
Environment

Iconic Tyne Tunnel celebrates fifty years

The Tyne Tunnel is celebrating its golden anniversary.

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The former Dawson and Sanderson Travel Agents, in Kepple Street South Shields

Demolition work begins on former South Shields travel agents

The latest stage of the regeneration of South Shields town centre has started with work to demolish a landmark building which housed a holiday firm.

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How the new development might look

Former Hebburn shipyard could provide homes with river views

Rooms with a view of the Tyne could be constructed at a former shipyard built by the Victorians in South Tyneside.

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A northern bottlenose whale. Pic: S.Hooker/Sea Watch Foundation.

Watch footage of rare whale spotted off North East coast

A deep-water whale species, which is rarely found in the North Sea, has been filmed by a local fisherman.

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Balloon release on The Leas to remember Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford.

Poll: Do you agree with South Tyneside Council that balloon releases should be banned?

Council leaders have supported a ban on balloon releases due to the environmental damage they cause.

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Graffiti in South Tyneside

Revealed: Cost of cleaning up graffiti in South Tyneside

Council chiefs in South Tyneside have called for the public’s help in cracking down on graffiti after the high cost of clean-up was revealed.

Crime
EasyJet

EasyJet plans flights using electric aircraft as boss bids to turn back on jet fuel

EasyJet could operate flights using electric aircraft within the next 10 years, according to a manufacturer with which it is collaborating.
Business
Picture taken in 1995 of Tony Booth with daughter Cherie, the wife of Tony Blair, celebrating outside the High Court after she was sworn in as a QC.

Till Death Us Do Part actor Tony Booth, who became father-in-law of Tony Blair, dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
TV and Film
Coun Moira Smith

South Tynesiders urged to step up their efforts for National Recycle Week

Council bosses in South Tyneside are urging people to play their part in recycling rubbish.

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Funds will help back projects to encourage people to put their waste in the bin and innovative ways to help manage rubbish.

South Tyneside council bosses urged to do more to tackle dog foulers and litter louts

Council bosses are being called on to do more to combat dog foulers and litter louts.

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Drivers under fire over South Shields bus lane fines

Drivers under fire over South Shields bus lane fines

Council chiefs who have raked in over £80,000 from drivers using bus lanes in South Shields town centre have been backed.

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St. Hilda's Colliery, South Shields. Picture: TOM BANKS

The South Tyneside greats to be honoured with Blue Plaques in latest round of issues

Some of South Tyneside’s best known and loved personalities and places have been overlooked in a new list of Blue Plaque issues.

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Photo issued by the National Trust of a red squirrel in the grounds of Wallington in Northumberland, as they have made a remarkable comeback on the estate after nearly being wiped out

Red squirrels return to North East visitor attraction after near-extinction through deadly virus

Red squirrels have made a remarkable comeback on an estate after nearly being wiped out by their grey cousins.

Environment
The dumped rubbish

Firm fined for dumping South Tyneside rubbish on public right of way

Rubbish which people in South Tyneside had arranged to be taken away was found dumped on a public right of way.

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