How long will the hot weather last in Hartlepool?

July is just around the corner - and we've certainly been feeling it with a dose of summer sunshine over the weekend.

The brown paper bags issued by Morrisons for greengrocer areas, which have been introduced into 493 stores, and will be rolled out to the rest by the end of the summer. Picture by Mikael Buck/Morrisons

Supermarket brings back paper bags for fruit and veg in drive to cut down on plastic

Paper bags for fruit and vegetables have made a come back in Morrisons, as the supermarket tries to cut the use plastic.
New figures have been revealed regarding how much councils make from garden waste collections.

Councils rake in millions from garden waste collections

Councils rake in almost £74 million a year from charging to collect garden waste, new figures reveal

Here’s how long the heatwave will last in Hartlepool

The weather is set to be scorching both this weekend and next week, with the beginning of July expected to be unusually warm for this time of year.


In pictures: Eight award-winning North East beaches you might want to visit

It’s a blessing to live in a part of the world which has miles upon miles of beautiful coastline.

Do you walk your kids to school?

Parents urged to walk children to school on quiet roads to avoid pollution

Parents are being urged to ditch the car for the school run and walk or cycle with their children along quiet routes to protect them from air pollution.

A common garden frog, as sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, RSPB survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest. . Picture by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Frog and toad sightings decline as ponds go out of fashion in UK gardens

Sightings of frogs and toads in gardens have declined as ponds vanish, survey results from tens of thousands of households suggest.
People gathering at Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice.

Happy Summer Solstice - thousands gather to celebrate longest day

Thousands of people got up early to celebrate the start of the longest day.
More than 50 holes have been found at the Brunton Turret section of the wall.

Warning over spate of illegal metal detecting on Hadrian's Wall

Archaeologists have raised the alarm over loss and damage caused by nighthawks in the illegal search for treasure along Hadrian's Wall.

Items dumped on the former site of the Co-op shop at the junction of Raby Road and Young Street.

Hartlepool site being used as a ‘dumping ground’ says resident

A Hartlepool man says he has been trying for years to have a rubbish-hit site cleaned up.

North Cemetery at the junction of Hart lane and Raby Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Plans for new dog order zones at Hartlepool beach and cemetery

Two new areas could be added to locations where enforcement officers have the powers to take action against owners who fail to take control of their dogs.

Photo issued by McDonald's of the new paper straws which are replacing the existing plastic straws across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

McDonald's to replace all plastic straws with paper ones across UK restaurants

McDonald's is replacing plastic straws with paper ones across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

Photo issued by Butterfly Conservation of a Mint moth.

Dozens of new moth species settling in UK due to climate change and horticultural trade, say wildlife experts

New moths are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of climate change and the horticultural trade, wildlife experts have said.
There are concerns lanterns could spark fire hazards

Hartlepool to get chance to have a say on future of balloon and Chinese lantern releases

Hartlepool will have its say on whether balloon and Chinese lantern releases should be allowed in a bid to protect the environment.

Scouts taking part in the beach clean up.

Nature site wins bags of help from Tesco for environmental campaign

Nature site bosses have thanked shoppers after winning backing from an environmental scheme aimed at reducing use of plastic bags.

Did you vote in our poll?

'An environmental disaster' - 10 things you said about banning balloon releases in Hartlepool

A majority of Hartlepool Mail readers would like to see balloon and sky lantern releases banned in parts of the town, an online poll has revealed.

A Yellow Warning has been issued for wind on Thursday.

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.
A lantern release.

Calls to ban balloon and Chinese lantern releases in Hartlepool after fears over animal deaths

A consultation is being planned that could see balloon and Chinese lantern releases banned in areas of Hartlepool.

The small mountain of flytipped rubbish at Middleton, Hartlepool

Asbestos among mountain of flytipped rubbish near Hartlepool beach

A pile of asbestos was among a one-tonne mountain of rubbish dumped just feet from a Hartlepool beach.

Litter left on a beach.

Volunteers sought to take part in national beach clean-up

An appeal has gone out for residents in Hartlepool and East Durham to take part in a national clean-up operation.

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