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.
Longsands beach at Tynemouth.

Dog owners heed summer beach ban

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – but you can teach them to stay off the beach, North Tyneside Council has found.

Two osprey chicks begging on Nest 4 at Kielder.

First 2018 Kielder osprey chicks hatch

This year's first Kielder osprey hatchlings have arrived.
Council officers Paula Senior, Marcus Jackson and Michael Keenlyside raise the Blue Flag above Longsands beach with North Tyneside's Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn.

Top-notch beaches still fly the flag

North Tyneside beaches are flying the flag for high standards.

Environment Agency staff found the driftwood while doing water samples at Budle Bay.

Mysterious wooden drifters wash up on North East coast

Staff at the Environment Agency and Natural England are the latest people to find mysterious wooden ‘drifters’ with German writing washing up along the North East coastline.
Supporters at a Plastic Free Whitley Bay community meeting at the Crab and Waltzer restaurant, with an Ocean Guardian team beach clean bin.

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.

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.


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.
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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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