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The shocking number of North East rivers that could be polluted by sewage

As many as 40% of rivers in the North East could be polluted with sewage which is contributing to an ‘urgent environmental crisis’, according to a report. The situation is getting so bad that if more action isn’t taken it is claimed there will be no...

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional North East

Revealed: Where millions of pounds improving North East roads and junctions will be spent

Roads and junctions across the North East are to be given a £30m makeover. Seven projects in the region have been awarded the Government funding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said. It is part of a £345.3m funding package by transport bosses to...

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional North East

Who is Zoe Warren? How a party girl became a brutal killer

From glammed-up party girl to cold-blooded killer, these are the two faces of murderer Zoe Warren. Wearing long fake lashes and a full face of make-up, the murderer could not look more different in her Facebook selfie than she does in her bare-faced...

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional North East

Why will the Tyne Bridge be closed on October 29? Something special is happening in Newcastle

The Tyne Bridge is set to be closed to traffic for more than seven hours later this month. The bridge is to be the setting for a spectacular performance honouring the civil rights campaign and will be closed to traffic from 1pm until 8.30pm on Sunday,...

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional North East

Horse rider who took dangerous trek along Northumberland Street is spoken to by police

A reckless horse rider who put the public at risk on one of Tyneside’s busiest shopping streets has been spoken to by police. The Chronicle reported how officers were looking for four youths who took a trek among shocked shoppers on Northumberland...

yesterday, 16:25 in Regional North East

Storm Brian heading towards the UK - track its path as gale-force winds are forecast for the coast

Storm Brian is expected to sweep into the UK from the Atlantic Ocean this weekend. Just days after Storm Ophelia the country is set for more wild weather. Brian is expected to hit from late on Friday. The video above shows the weather system’s...

yesterday, 15:15 in Regional North East

Theresa May tells EU citizens in UK: 'We want you to stay after Brexit'

Prime Minister Theresa May is issuing a personal appeal to three million EU nationals to stay in the UK after Brexit. Her open letter to EU citizens comes as the Government attempts to break a deadlock over trade negotiations. The EU is refusing to...

Wednesday, 22:44 in Regional North East

See the first seal pups of the year on the Farne Islands

The first seal pups of the year have arrived at the Farne Islands. We have been able to catch a glimpse of the youngsters off the coast of Northumberland. The big-eyed babies are joining the second biggest Atlantic grey seal colony in England. A...

Wednesday, 18:04 in Regional North East

Students texted each other 'deny, deny, deny' after student's alcohol death, hearing told

Students at a party where a fresher is believed to have died after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol messaged one another “deny, deny, deny” ahead of police interviews, an inquest hearing heard. Edward Farmer was 20 years old when he died at the...

Wednesday, 18:04 in Regional North East

Rules on riding explained after youths spotted trotting down Northumberland Street on horse-back

Shoppers on Newcastle’s busiest high street were left shocked on Sunday when four youths rode horses down Northumberland Street. The youths travelled along the Quayside, up Dean Street, before riding up and down the city’s famous shopping...

Wednesday, 18:04 in Regional North East

What is Universal Credit? The controversial payment affecting thousands of families

It’s a hugely controversial policy yet it had been predicted that Universal Credit would be a vast improvement on the welfare system it is designed to replace. But what exactly is it, how does it work and what has gone wrong with it? Just some of the...

Wednesday, 14:18 in Regional North East

Universal Credit benefit changes LIVE: MP's debate new system affecting thousands of families

Video LoadingVideo Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8CancelPlay now MPs are debating the introduction of Universal Credit, a new benefit system which replaces a wide range of existing benefits including Housing Benefit....

Wednesday, 12:18 in Regional North East

Storm Brian set to strike this weekend with downpours and gale force winds

There’s yet another storm on its way. As the impact of ex-hurricane Ophelia begins to fade, the UK is warned to brace itself for the rather less exotically-named Storm Brian. The bad weather is set to arrive this weekend, and could bring gale-force...

Tuesday, 13:07 in Regional North East

See the 3D classroom that's transporting students from Sunderland to Ancient Egypt

Welcome to the classroom of the future. Students can take a trip inside the Pyramids of Giza or even carry out a post mortem on an insect’s organs. This is no ordinary classroom, but a 3D classroom at Academy 360 in Sunderland. The technology means a...

Tuesday, 13:07 in Regional North East

Footage shows reckless youths riding HORSES dangerously through Newcastle city centre

This is the moment reckless riders put shoppers at risk as they trotted down Newcastle’s busiest shopping street. Police are today hunting the youths who rode their stocky beasts among shocked shoppers on Northumberland Street in Newcastle. The famous...

Tuesday, 13:07 in Regional North East

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