Beekeepers fear for future of honeybees as survey shows steady decline in honey crop

Beekeepers have raised concerns over the future of honeybees as an annual survey showed a "steady decline" in the honey crop.

We're in for some stormy weather!

Thirteen more storms set to hit Britain this winter

After Brian smashed into the UK last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn and winter.
Will you be watching the skies this weekend?

Shooting stars forecast as earth passes through Halley's Comet debris

Stargazers are expecting to see a meteor shower peak this weekend, with dozens of shooting stars streaking across the sky as Earth passes through debris of Halley's Comet.
How far could you travel by adding up the depth of all the region's potholes?

What would the total distance be if you added up the depth of every pothole in the North East?

How deep is the problem with pot holes in the North East?

130 homes affected by power cut.

Electricity bosses are dealing with an unexpected power cut

Around 130 homes have been left without electricity following an unexpected power cut on Teesside.

Coun June Clark and Oliver Sherratt, of Durham County Council.

Clean-up campaign launched to target alleyways and yards

A major operation has been launched to clean up part of an East Durham village.

Michael Fish's 1987 weather report still defines his career.

The worst weather gaffe in TV history - 30 years on

As Storm Ophelia batters Ireland and breathes down on the UK, weather forecasters will be exercising a degree of caution as they prepare for their next bulletin.

So why are the sun and sky such weird colours?

Countless people across the North East have been left baffled by the strange colours of both the sun and sky today.
Most households have to pay for collection of bulky rubbish and garden waste.

Most households now have to pay for collection of bulky rubbish and garden waste

The majority of councils now charge households to pick up their garden waste and bulky items of rubbish such as old furniture, an investigation shows.
‘Giant wind turbines are not wanted in Hartlepool,’ opponents tell Government inspector

‘Giant wind turbines are not wanted in Hartlepool,’ opponents tell Government inspector

Opponents to potential 325ft wind turbines in Hartlepool urged a Government appointed inspector to remove them from council plans.

Kai and Jake hard at work

Tireless children head into woods for conservation work

Dozens of Hartlepool schoolchildren spruced up woodland as they learned about the importance of conservation for a school award.

Hart Parish Councillor Keith Park, concerned over proposed plans for gas powered electric sub station

Villagers’ shock as Hartlepool councillors give green light to new power station

Villagers say they are shocked and disappointed after Hartlepool councillors went against their own officers’ advice to allow a power station to be built near Hart village.

Ted Hall next to items that have been dumped.

Mixed response to council’s crackdown on fly-tipping in Hartlepool

The introduction of on-the-spot fines to punish fly-tippers in Hartlepool has drawn a mixed response.

A northern bottlenose whale. Pic: S.Hooker/Sea Watch Foundation.

Watch footage of rare whale spotted off North East coast

A deep-water whale species, which is rarely found in the North Sea, has been filmed by a local fisherman.

The balloon launch at Blackhall Primary School in memory of Bradley Lowery.

Poll: Should public balloon releases be banned?

Council leaders are supporting a campaign to ban balloon releases due to the environmental pollution they cause.


Couple who survived Hurricane Irma set to return to Cuba

A couple who survived Hurricane Irma while on holiday in Cuba - are going back next year.


EasyJet plans flights using electric aircraft as boss bids to turn back on jet fuel

EasyJet could operate flights using electric aircraft within the next 10 years, according to a manufacturer with which it is collaborating.
David Spencer heads the Hartlepool Borough Local Plan (2016) Examination at Hartlepool College of Further Education.

Examination of new Hartlepool Local Plan begins

A public examination of Hartlepool Borough Council’s major planning blueprint for the next 15 years has started.

Picture taken in 1995 of Tony Booth with daughter Cherie, the wife of Tony Blair, celebrating outside the High Court after she was sworn in as a QC.

Till Death Us Do Part actor Tony Booth, who became father-in-law of Tony Blair, dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
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Area in Brenda Road in Hartlepool subject to a previous planning application.

Land earmarked for wind turbines despite previous plan being rejected

Council proposals to earmark land in Hartlepool for up to four wind turbines will come under scrutiny as part of the Local Plan process.

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