Environment

Environment

Photos of marine mammals suffocating on plastic waste will do nothing to solve our enivronmental problems ... but a ‘bottle tax’ will

Distressing photographs of turtles tangled in discarded waste may tug at the heartstrings but if you really want to tackle environmental problems you have to aim lower.

Opinion 4
South Tyneside Council should take some of the blame for the current problem with waste in the borough, according to readers.

Council has contributed to litter and fly-tipping problem in South Tyneside, say readers

Council bosses planning a clampdown on litter and fly-tipping have been accused of contributing to the problem.

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Call for weekly bin collections and better street cleaning after ‘snitching’ app plan announced

Call for weekly bin collections and better street cleaning after ‘snitching’ app plan announced

Council bosses looking to introduce tough new measures to crack down on litter louts may not be able to depend on the kind of public co-operation they are looking for.

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Ministers are considering a crackdown on single-use plastic bottles.

Could plastic bottles crackdown follow 5p carrier bag charge?

Ministers are considering cracking down on throwaway plastic bottles after the success of the plastic bag charge.
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‘Snitching’ app and big brother cameras to tackle £2million fly-tipping problem

‘Snitching’ app and big brother cameras to tackle £2million fly-tipping problem

Tough new measures to crack down on litter louts are being planned after council bosses reached a tipping point over ghe borough’s £2m clean-up bill.

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Rare duck makes a splash in South Tyneside

Rare duck makes a splash in South Tyneside

A rare bird has paid a visit to a South Tyneside pond.

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Drivers urged to take extra care this morning.

Motorists reminded to take care as severe weather hits the region

As predicted heavy snowfall hit the region this morning and drivers are being advised to take extra care.

Environment 4
Skywalker gibbon

New gibbon species named after Star Wars' Luke Skywalker

A new species of gibbon identified in remote forests in China has been named after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.
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Common Dolphin in the River Wear. Picture by Les Mann.

A new visitor to Sunderland is making a splash

Residents in the city have been surprised to see a dolphin swimming in the River Wear.

Environment
Birders spot 105 species in annual bird race

Birders spot 105 species in annual bird race

Twitchers did themselves proud in an annual bird race - clocking up more than 100 breeds.

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East Boldon Metro  crossing

Salt and grit caused Metro to grind to halt

Metro passengers were caught up in delays yesterday when grit forced part of the line to close.

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HMS Kelly is one of the ships which was built on the River Tyne.

New exhibition in South Shields set to celebrate shipyard history

A new exhibition is set to sail in at South Tyneside’s new library.

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National Trust ranger Dougie Holden.

It’s time to get in a flap for an annual bird race

Twitchers are being urged to get ready for an annual bird race this weekend.

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Tomorrow is expected to start the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year. Picture: Shutterstock.

Are you prepared for Fly-tipping Friday tomorrow?

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.
Environment
A reduced charge of �25 a year will apply to those who sign up for the scheme by January 31, with the deadline having originally been December 31.

Concern as only one in five agree to pay controversial green bin charge

People in South Tyneside have been given more time to join a controversial green bin charge scheme – with only 20% of those with garden waste having signed up so far.

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Council chiefs consider on-the-spot fines for fly-tippers

Council chiefs consider on-the-spot fines for fly-tippers

Plans to introduced new fixed penalty notices against fly-tippers are to be examined by Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet next week.

Crime 5
Donald Trump was confirmed as president-elect in November 2016.

2016 'will be on history books' after 'remarkable' series of events

The year 2016 will grace the cover of history books after a "remarkable" series of events, an academic has said.

Environment
What will you do when it's time to take the Christmas tree down? Picture: Pixabay.

Here's what to do with your Christmas tree when the festive period is over

It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down the loft and went shopping for your new tree.

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South Shields roadworks ‘will save drivers time’

South Shields roadworks ‘will save drivers time’

A council chief has predicted that drivers will save thousands of hours a day in journey times once a major highway project is complete.

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Fly-tipping at Slake Road in South Tyneside.

Public help needed to find fly-tippers

Residents in South Tyneside are being urged to help identify fly-tippers who are blighting the environment.

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