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Mattress 'mountains' springing up as firms find recycling too costly

Unwanted mattresses are creating an environmental menace across the UK, with millions ending up in landfill or simply being dumped, it is claimed.

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Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.

Brussels station evacuated after reported explosion

Brussels Central Station has been evacuated after an explosion tonight.
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Sandhaven Beach in South Shields.

Coastguard and agencies carry out training exercises in South Shields

If you have seen some unusual activity off the coast at South Shields - don't panic.

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Over 2,000 homes across South Tyneside and Sunderland are currently without power.

Power cut continues to affect hundreds of homes in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Hundreds of homes across South Tyneside and Sunderland are currently without power as a result of a power cut.
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So are Brexit voters more like middle-class TV character Victor Meldew, played by Richard Wilson, left, or working-class Alf Garnett, played by Warren Mitchell?

So who is your typical Brexit voter? You may be surprised by the latest findings

New research suggests that Brexit voters are more likely to describe themselves as middle class, educated and fed up rather than angry and working class.
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Flooding at Prince of Wales Close in The Nook earlier this year

Chance to have your say on South Shields flood prevention plan

South Shields residents can have their say on plans to cut the risk of flooding in the town this afternoon.
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The school has developed an area of woodlands to create an outdoor trail.

New £10,000 woodland trail area launched at school in Jarrow

A school enjoyed a tree-mendous turnout as a special event was held to launch a new £10,000 woodland area.

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Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found. Picture: PA.

Five dogs are stolen in the UK every day, research shows

Five dogs are being stolen every day across the UK, an investigation has found.

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We could be set for a hot summer in the UK.

Britain set for record-breaking ‘blowtorch summer’

Don’t laugh, but the UK could be set for a record-breaking summer with the mercury set to hit 35C.

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Ramadan Shiva Moon

Police dampen down 'ISIS flag' fears as innocent Ramadan banner sparks threats

Police have dampened down reports of an ISIS flag being flown in the North East - which turned out to be an innocent banner put up as part of Ramadan.
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Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat tows the Tres Hombres  to safety at North Shields. Pic by Adrian Don from the RNLI.

World’s only engineless sailing cargo ship towed to safety in North Shields

The world’s only engineless sailing cargo ship was towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat this morning.

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Armed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market

London Terror Attack: Political parties suspend General Election campaigning

National campaigning in the General Election has been suspended by most political parties in the wake of the terror attack at London Bridge.
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We could be heading for some wet weather. Picture: Pixabay.

Summer could see soggy start after warm spring

Torrential downpours could bring a soggy start to summer, as early figures suggest this spring has been one of the warmest on record.
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Fire crews tackled a blaze at former Newcastle nightclub Tuxedo Royale last night.
Pic by Google Images.

Fire breaks out at former floating nightclub Tuxedo Royale

Fire crews tackled a blaze at former Newcastle nightclub Tuxedo Royale last night.
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People help the boy after he collided with the train in South Marine Park.

Inquiry launched after boy collides with park train at crossing

A safety review is being carried out after a schoolboy on a bike ran into the side of the miniature railway train in South Shields’ South Marine Park.

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What the apartments could look like on Ambleside Avenue in South Shields.

First look at plans for South Shields retirement apartments

This is what the site of the former Harton Centre could look like according to developers.

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The crest on the sextant

Do you know anything about a link between South Shields and this sextant?

A marine enthusiast is on the hunt to discover more information about a nautical instrument with a South Tyneside crest on it.

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Water supplies might be affected in Hebburn.

Burst water main in South Tyneside this morning

Residents in Hebburn could be having problems with their water supply today following a burst water main.

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Work underway at Lindisfarne Roundabout

New crossing installed as work nears completion on £7.5million roadworks tackling blackspot roundabouts

Work is nearing completion on a multi-million upgrade on one of South Tyneside’s main commuter routes.

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The Shields Ferry service will close for three days later this summer

Shields Ferry service to be suspended for repair work on landings

The Shields Ferry service will be halted for three days later this summer for repair work to the landing stages.

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