Ponies to be the mane event once more in return to Cleadon Hills

Exmoor ponies look set make a return to Cleadon Hills after their munching mission proved a success.

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The rubbish dumped on Gloucester Way, Fellgate.

South Tyneside grandad’s frustration after building waste left in street

A South Tyneside grandad is down in the dumps at rubbish left in his street while building work is carried out nearby.


Is the North East set to be hit by more flooding?

The North East was drenched last night as driving rain swept across the region.


Is the North East set to be hit by more flooding?

The North East was drenched last night as driving rain swept across the region.
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Rain has caused problems across the North East

Flooding: River Wear and Tees warnings still in place

There are dozens of flood warnings still in place across the North East after yesterday's torrential rain.

The EU Blue Flag is awarded to beaches which meet stringent standards.

Could cleaning up our beaches generate thousands of new jobs?

Clean beach rules should be strengthened after Brexit as part of a drive to generate 160,000 jobs in Britain's coastal areas, a think tank has said.

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Icy mornings may be on the cards this weekend.

A wintry weekend: Your North East forecast from the Met Office

Frosty mornings and heavy showers are forecast for the North East this weekend.
The Polar Vortex may cause temperatures to plummet

Why the North East could be set for its coldest winter in years

Last week the North East had an early taste of winter as snow fell on higher ground - and forecasters are warning it could just be the start of a very cold winter.

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Things have warmed up again this year.

It may not feel it, but 2016 is set to be the hottest year on record

This year is set to be the hottest year ever recorded globally, beating 2015's record temperatures, the World Meteorological Organisation has said.

Rain is on the way

Brolly bad show: Frost and snow to be replaced by thundery showers and weekend downpour.

Frost and snow from the last 24 hours are likely to be replaced later today by thundery showers and then weekend downpours.

North East roads are expected to be icy on Wednesday night

Ice warning for North East motorists with temperatures expected to drop below freezing

Motorists are urged to beware icy roads tonight with temperatures expected to drop below freezing.

Baby iguanas in a scene from BBC1's Planet Earth II. Copyright BBC

Meet the North East’s own Planet Earth II cast

Millions of television viewers have been enthralled by footage of killer snakes chasing a baby iguana on BBC’s new Planet Earth II series.

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Heavy snow showers have hit County Durham.

Severe weather alert issued as snow falls on parts of North East

A severe weather alert has been issued to drivers as the first significant snow of winter fell across a large swathe of northern England.

Sandhaven Beach

Clean bill of health for South Tyneside’s bathing water

South Tyneside’s beaches have been given the thumbs-up for the quality of their bathing water.

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The Met Office is warning drivers to be careful if they're planning to take routes that go over higher ground in the coming days.

Snow warning: North East could see 'several centimetres'

The heavy rain is set to turn into snow in area of the North East over the coming days, according to the Met Office.
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Officers were called to the incident which took place just before the slip road to the A1231.

Police called to three car crash on A19

Northumbria Police have been called to a three car crash on the A19 northbound.

You may need to scrape those windscreens.

Threat of hill snow as temperatures plummet in North East

The first snow warning for the North East has been issued by the Met Office as Arctic air is forced down over the region.

The water harvested by Innis & Gunn. Picture: Press Association.

Sky's the limit for new craft ale made using water harvested from clouds

A craft brewer has created an innovative ale using water harvested from clouds.
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Birders flock to see rare ‘butcher bird’ at coastal beauty spot

Birders flock to see rare ‘butcher bird’ at coastal beauty spot

It’s only recorded visiting the UK one a year - but this rare bird decided to call in on South Tyneside.

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The deputy mayor and mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Olive Punchion and Mary French, with the Beavers leader, Lynn Curtin and the chairman of the Friends of West Park, Councillor Norman Dick.

South Shields group praised for branching out to help keep park clean

Beavers who busied away to keep a park clean and green have been championed for their efforts.

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