Environment

Environment

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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Council bosses have ordered for the rubbish to be removed from outside the Marsden Grotto.

Marsden Grotto owner ordered to clear up beach-front pub land

Council bosses have ordered a landlord to clean up a landmark seaside pub.

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A partridge

More than 60,000 birds to be culled as avian flu sweeps Britain

More than 60,000 farmed birds are to be culled in Lancashire in a bid to prevent the spread of avian flu, which has been found at two farms in the county.

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Stock picture of a duck swimming amongst raw sewage

Water bosses fined £375,000 for pumping raw sewage into North East river - cash goes to wildlife and environment projects

More than £1.5million will go to projects that help wildlife and the environment as companies pay up for breaking green laws, the Environment Agency has said.

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Just 14% of Brits know the optimal room temperature.

6 ways to reduce your energy bills by hundreds of pounds a year

Households could be saving hundreds of pounds a year on energy bills, new research has revealed.

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

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.

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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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