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What will the weather be like in the North East this weekend?

What will the weather be like in the North East this weekend?

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend as frosty weather hits the region. People across the North East will need to wrap up warm this weekend as wintry weather sees temperatures fall to -3C. Today looks set to remain cold and bright, but there...

31 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Dead ferret found in Sunderland recycling bin prompts council plea

Dead ferret found in Sunderland recycling bin prompts council plea

A dead ferret has been found in a recycling bin in Sunderland. The animal was discovered in a blue bin, prompting a plea from the city council to residents over potentially contaminated waste. Other items found in blue bins included soiled nappies and...

31 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Community groups win praise in Royal Horticultural Society awards

Community groups win praise in Royal Horticultural Society awards

Community groups have been recognised in a prestigious regional awards scheme. The projects have been recognised through the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ (IYN) programme. The CAFÉ Together Project in Easington Colliery...

31 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Protestors submit 9,000-strong petition over controversial waste-fuelled power plant in Washington

Protestors submit 9,000-strong petition over controversial waste-fuelled power plant in Washington

Protestors campaigning against plans for a controversial new power plant in Washington have seen their petition presented to council bosses. Developer Rolton Kirkbride wants to build Sunderland Renewable Energy Centre on the Hillthorn Farm Enterprise...

31 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Wearside Matters: New frontiers for future of offshore wind

Wearside Matters: New frontiers for future of offshore wind

Revolutionary technology set to transform offshore energy generation and supply is being perfected through trials at Port of Sunderland. The Port, at one time the centre of the shipbuilding world, is once again the base for endeavour that has the...

31 min. ago in Regional North East
 
Become a part of Sunderland’s history and vote to name the new Wear crossing

Become a part of Sunderland’s history and vote to name the new Wear crossing

It’s here! Your chance to be part of the history of the city. Today we are asking the people of Sunderland to vote on the name of the the new Wear crossing. We told on you Monday how a selected panel of judges have been given the difficult task of...

Wednesday, 06:06 in Regional North East
 
Takeaway row duo are spared jail

Takeaway row duo are spared jail

Two friends narrowly avoided going to jail after they became aggressive towards takeaway staff which they claimed stole their money. Martin Fisher, 26, and Callum Whitehead, 27, were both subject to suspended sentences when things turned sour after a...

Wednesday, 06:06 in Regional North East
 
National Lottery announces changes after drop in ticket sales

National Lottery announces changes after drop in ticket sales

National Lottery operator Camelot has signalled changes to Lotto on the back of "feedback from players" as it announced the appointment of Nigel Railton as its new permanent chief executive. Camelot said it is currently testing a number of...

Wednesday, 04:18 in Regional North East
 

'There is no-one in control of these children' - Councillor hits out at Houghton parents during police...

A Houghton Councillor has hit out at parents who let their kids run riot warning that 'there is no-one in control of these children' Ward Coun Alex Scullion made the remarks as police and partners went on a walkabout in Houghton town centre after...

Tuesday, 20:43 in Regional North East
 
Sunderland’s City of Culture 2021 bid praised in Parliament

Sunderland’s City of Culture 2021 bid praised in Parliament

Sunderland’s bid to be named UK City of Culture 2021 has gone to Parliament. Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott led a Westminster Hall debate in which she said a successful bid would allow the city to ‘prosper and grow’ as well as show the rest of...

Tuesday, 18:07 in Regional North East
 
Emergency services deal with five-vehicle smash on A19

Emergency services deal with five-vehicle smash on A19

Emergency services are dealing with a five-vehicle crash on the A19. Delays are said to be building around the scene northbound, near Seaham.

Tuesday, 17:50 in Regional North East
 
Drug driver admits causing death of young pedestrian in hit-and-run smash

Drug driver admits causing death of young pedestrian in hit-and-run smash

A drug-driver has admitted causing the death of a young man in a tragic hit-and-run smash. Lewis Michael Knapp was hit by a Vauxhall Vectra on his way home from a night out celebrating Good Friday with his girlfriend and friends in South Shields in...

Tuesday, 15:52 in Regional North East
 
Sunderland man appears at Old Bailey accused of encouraging terrorism

Sunderland man appears at Old Bailey accused of encouraging terrorism

A Sunderland man accused of using Twitter to encourage terrorism and spread an ISIS call for attacks has appeared at the Old Bailey. Mohammed Zahir Khan, 40, tweeted 'Welcome to the year of fear', ''Death to Shias' and 'We will annihilate the...

Tuesday, 15:52 in Regional North East
 
When are the Metros running over Christmas and New Year?

When are the Metros running over Christmas and New Year?

Planning to use public transport during the festive period? Nexus has announced when the Metros will be running between Christmas and New Year. Here are the details you need if you're heading out: Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): Trains will run...

Tuesday, 13:17 in Regional North East
 
Four teenagers arrested after alleged anti-social behaviour in Sunderland community

Four teenagers arrested after alleged anti-social behaviour in Sunderland community

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a crackdown on anti-social behaviour in a Sunderland community. Officers from the Sunderland North Neighbourhood Policing Team have arrested four teenagers – two aged 14 and two aged 18 - last...

Tuesday, 11:34 in Regional North East
 


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