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Residents can help group achieve aim

The Plastic Free Whitley Bay community group is working with local schools, businesses, community groups and individuals to help clean-up the area.

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Flood reduction work reaches key milestone

A river has been diverted to help tackle flooding in an area of North Tyneside.

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Some warmer days are on the way!

North East set for sunshine as week-ahead forecast reveals warm temperatures

Ditch the big coat and grab your sunglasses - the North East is about to get a dose of sunshine.

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North East warned to prepare for snowfall over Easter bank holiday as temperatures set to drop

We're all familiar with the age-old joke about damp and dreary British bank holidays.
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The beach clean-up. Picture by Tom Bing

Volunteers take part in massive tidy-up on beaches

A mountain of rubbish was collected as volunteers descended on beaches for a clean up over the weekend.

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Snow showers set to hit North East as Met Office predicts freezing week

Spring may be on the way according to our calendars - but the weather doesn't quite agree with the North East set for a freezing start next week.

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Delegates learn about wind careers with Global Wind Service UK during the recruitment event at AIS Training's industrial training village.

Strong turnout at recruitment event

Hundreds of wind technicians from all over the UK went along to North Tyneside for the chance to bag a job in the global wind industry.

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Members of Newcastle Greenpeace on Tynemouth beach to highlight the plight of Antarctic penguins.

Tynemouth learns of the plight of penguins

A waddle of penguins joined Newcastle Greenpeace at Tynemouth beach to raise awareness of the need for the creation of the world’s largest protected area in the Antarctic Ocean.

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The colour blue is making a comeback in Whitley Bay.

The blues are making a return to Whitley Bay

The colour blue is making a return to Whitley Bay as part of the town’s master plan to make the place a nicer place to live, work and visit.

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David Bennett, sales and marketing Director at O'Brien, left, with Simon Park, energy and environmental adviser at Esh Group. Picture courtesy of The Bigger Picture Agency Ltd.

New partnership for recycling firm

The new year will see a new partnership between Wallsend-based O’Brien Waste Recycling and Esh Group.

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Environment Agency community engagement officer Taryn Al-Mashgari.

Log on for new films on Flood Fridays

The Environment Agency last week launched a new series of short films to help North-East communities be better prepared for flooding.

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The seal back on St Mary's Island. The ring round its neck where the fur has failed to grow back is visible. Picture by St Mary's Seal Watch

Rescued seal makes a welcome return

A grey seal saved after becoming entangled in a plastic fishing line has been spotted back at St Mary’s Island nature reserve.

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More than 160 volunteers helped collect 120kg of rubbish during SAS's recent Big Autumn Beach Clean. Picture by Tom Bing.

Campaign to make Tynemouth coastline plastic-free

A campaign is aiming to put Tynemouth at the forefront of the battle to clean up Britain’s coastline.

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Fish stocks have been boosted at Killingworth Lake.

Fish stocks get a boost at popular lake

Fish stocks have been increased in North Tyneside.

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Work to tackle North Tyneside flooding moves to final phase

Plans for the third and final phase of a £6million scheme to reduce flood risk in North Tyneside are to be unveiled.

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The Secret Garden Club, based behind the Young People's Centre in Whitley Bay.

The secret’s out for community garden

A community garden project developed on wasteland is inviting local children to come and get their hands dirty.

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Waste dumped illegally in an empty commercial property.

Waste criminals dump £750,000 clean-up bill on North-East landowners

Criminals who illegally dump thousands of tonnes of baled waste have cost land and property owners in the North East an estimated £750,000 in the last year, according to the Environment Agency.

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Dr Jacqui Pocklington and citizen scientist Dave Bell pictured at Brown's Bay, Cullercoats, analysing marine life. Picture by Mike Urwin

Day of reckoning for alien invaders

Volunteers are being asked to help track an alien invasion taking place around the coastline.

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Rescued seal Sinead at Blue Reef Tynemouth's Marine Rescue Centre.

Injured seals nursed back to health

Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth has two special visitors, a pair of harbour seals, both rescued from the North East’s beaches.

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The beautiful beach north of Bamburgh. Picture by Ellen Jackson

Want to be a part of Britain's biggest beach clean?

A charity is appealing for help to create the UK's biggest beach clean.
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