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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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Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey, takes flight.

Archer, the 50th Kielder osprey chick, flies the nest

The 50th osprey chick has taken flight at Kielder.

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Ray Laidlaw at the protest. Picture by John Millard

Tynemouth cycle hub plans spark protest

Protestors turned out in force to voice their opposition to plans for a new cycle hub in Tynemouth.

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Branch receptionist Jayne Plant with Dotty the dog, vet Abbey Taylor and Jonathon Scott, from the council, outside Westway Vets on Claremont Road in Whitley Bay.

Whitley Bay vets fight the blight of dog poo

A North East veterinary group has launched a major campaign to encourage dog owners to pick up the poo in North Tyneside.

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Alan Campbell MP.

Group acts on climate change

Last week was the Climate Change Coalition’s Week of Action.

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Five of the strangest things found down drains in the North East - a bra.

Five of the strangest things in our drains

A bra, an unopened can of lager, false teeth and even an animal skull have all caused blockages in the North East’s sewer and drains networks.

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Crackdown on illegal fishing

Crackdown on illegal fishing

Environment Agency officers checked more than 400 rod licences in an Easter weekend crackdown on illegal fishing.

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