Here’s how long the heatwave will last in South Shields

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.


In pictures: Eight award-winning North East beaches you might want to visit

It’s a blessing to live in a part of the world which has miles upon miles of beautiful coastline.

Do you walk your kids to school?

Parents urged to walk children to school on quiet roads to avoid pollution

Parents are being urged to ditch the car for the school run and walk or cycle with their children along quiet routes to protect them from air pollution.

A common garden frog, as sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, RSPB survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest. . Picture by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Frog and toad sightings decline as ponds go out of fashion in UK gardens

Sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest.
People gathering at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice.

Happy Summer Solstice - thousands gather to celebrate longest day

Thousands of people got up early to celebrate the start of the longest day.
More than 50 holes have been found at the Brunton Turret section of the wall.

Warning over spate of illegal metal detecting on Hadrian's Wall

Archaeologists have raised the alarm over loss and damage caused by nighthawks in the illegal search for treasure along Hadrian's Wall.

‘Embarrass’ fly-tippers into changing their ways, says councillor

‘Embarrass’ fly-tippers into changing their ways, says councillor

Fly-tippers, dog foulers and litter louts in South Tyneside should be embarrassed into changing their ways, a councillor has said.

Kathleen Cann outside her home

Woman’s plea for council intervention in pavement problem

A Jarrow pensioner has slammed council chiefs for failing to get to the root of a problem over a space where a tree once stood.

Photo issued by McDonald's of the new paper straws which are replacing the existing plastic straws across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

McDonald's to replace all plastic straws with paper ones across UK restaurants

McDonald's is replacing plastic straws with paper ones across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

South Tyneside Tree Action Group campaigners

Campaigners angered as 173 trees are felled as part of pavement work

An action group has slammed South Tyneside Council after figures reveal 173 trees have been felled to make way for new paths.

Photo issued by Butterfly Conservation of a Mint moth.

Dozens of new moth species settling in UK due to climate change and horticultural trade, say wildlife experts

New moths are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of climate change and the horticultural trade, wildlife experts have said.
The Water's Edge pub could be transformed into seafront flats.

More than 300 objections submitted over apartment development plans for South Shields seafront

More than 300 objections have been submitted the council opposing a plan to turn the site of a South Shields seafront pub in to flats.

Picture by PA.

'Tree champion' appointed to curb felling of street trees and boost planting rates

A "tree champion" has been appointed to prevent unnecessary felling of street trees and boost planting rates in the UK.
A Yellow Warning has been issued for wind on Thursday.

Strong winds set to hit the North East on Thursday as Met Office issues warning

Gusts of up to 60mph are set to batter the North East later this week.
Middlefield Industrial Estate business owners angry over Recycling Village  traffic

Council chiefs take action on traffic at South Shields recycling centre

Businesses have put the brakes on threats to quit a South Tyneside trading estate blighted by traffic tailbacks from a recycling centre.


Watch deer living on site given green light for housing development

Residents living near the site earmarked for a major housing development are urging the council chiefs and developers to reconsider the decision to give it the green light after footage has emerged showing the wildlife living in the area.

Pupils from Hebburn Lakes Primary School help to plant up the Bede Burn, Monkton Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Pupils from a Hebburn primary school help spruce up area’s river banks

Youngsters from a South Tyneside Primary School have been getting close to nature to help create a community space following work to reduce the risk of flooding.

Tourists are responsible for a rise in plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea, says the WWF. Pic: David Jones/PA.

Tourists cause major spike in plastic pollution in the Med, warns WWF

Holidaymakers cause a 40% spike in marine litter entering the Mediterranean Sea each summer, and the vast majority of it is plastic, a report warns.

How the proposed development on the site of the Waters Edge pub would look.

Last chance for residents to have their say on major South Shields seafront housing development

People have just three days to have their say on a major seafront development in South Shields.

Could you go plastic free for a day?

World Environment Day: Can you ditch plastic food and drink packaging?

Campaigners against plastic pollution are hoping millions of people around the world join what they say is the world's first plastic-free day.

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