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What's the weather forecast for the North East this weekend?

We may have started the half-term break with wet and windy weather - but we're going to go out in style with some sunshine.
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The Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent in the UK because of climate change.

Severe flooding will become more frequent due to climate change, warn experts

Intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent in the UK because of climate change, the Environment Agency has warned.

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Will we get snow in the North East today?

Parts of the North East may see some snow flurries today as the Met Office issues a weather warning.

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It's going to be a wet and windy week in the North East.

Wind and rain to batter North East as country faces miserable forecast

It's set to be a gloomy half-term break across the North East with wet and windy weather expected to last most of the week.
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Freezing temperatures forecast for North East overnight with ice and snow warning

Get the heating on - it's going to be another cold night.

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How to keep your dog safe from Alabama Rot: Council issues owners with advice after pet deaths linked to disease

Dog owners are being warned of the dangers of Alabama Rot - and issued with advice on spotting the symptoms of the disease.

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Paul Brannen

Reaction as report says 'no deal' Brexit would hit North East hardest in the country

Political leaders have hit out after claims a 'hard Brexit' could have a devastating effect on the North East economy.

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Your winter pictures as snow arrives in the North East

The freezing temperatures haven’t stopped you from heading outside with your camera.

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At Wapping Burn are, from left, Wear Rivers Trust secretary Neil Ashforth, local volunteer William Wilkinson, Sandra Wardle from Novus Business Centre , Jim Wood from Caterpillar, and local volunteer Gary Smith helping out with the final day wetland planting task.

Businesses rallying together to help improve their local habitat

The second phase of important habitat improvements along a beck which runs through Peterlee Industrial Estate is set to start in early spring.

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Your pictures of the supermoon over the North East

It was eyes to the skies last night as a brilliantly bright supermoon appeared above the North East.

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The edge of the land near High Tunstall Farm where up to 1,200 homes could be built.

Council gives green light to major Hartlepool housing development

A major new housing development of up to 1,200 homes in Hartlepool has been given the green light by councillors.

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Land to the south side of Worset Lane, overlooking Hartlepool. Picture by FRANK REID

Council to decide on new 220-home Hartlepool development

A 220-home development on the outskirts of Hartlepool is being recommended for approval by council officials.

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Megan Watson displays an example of her mum Diane Watson's work. Photo by Howard White.

Hartlepool woman’s remarkable art creations from dumped plastic

A Hartlepool woman is waging a campaign to end plastic pollution - by turning it into art.

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Heidi Mottram, chief executive of Northumbrian Water.

Durham leads the way in new national drinking water scheme - will you support it?

People will be able to refill water bottles for free in tens of thousands of places in England in future following the announcement of a new national scheme by the water industry today.

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Wildflower meadows to be created along Durham coast in ambitious £40,000 project

Work to create rich meadows and grasslands along a five-mile stretch of the Durham coast will begin this year.

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North East transformed into winter wonderland as snow falls across the region

After a weekend of fun in the snow, it was certainly hard work to get back to the usual routine today.

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It's set to be a cold weekend across the region.

What's the weather going to be like in the North East this weekend?

You better keep the big coat to hand, because it's set to be a cold weekend across the North East.
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The Southerly Elwick junction with the A19 looking North.

Chance to find out more about Hartlepool’s new £18m bypass at consultation events this month

Residents in Hartlepool are being urged to have their say on the proposed £18million bypass.

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Elwick Village. Picture by FRANK REID

Occasional wintery showers expected after snow transformed Hartlepool into winter wonderland

Much of Hartlepool was transformed into a winter wonderland as the town and surrounding areas were covered in a blanket of snow.

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Picture by PA

Number of 'paupers' funerals' rises by 16% in North East

The number of 'paupers' funerals' has gone up by 16% in the past five years, figures have shown.

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