Storm Caroline is on the way - but how will it affect the North East?

Winds are forecast to strengthen across parts of Britain today ahead of the arrival of Storm Caroline.

Hartlepool Borough Councils Household Waste Recycling Centre in Burn Road.

Council’s verdict on flytipping fears after new DIY charges brought in

New charges to dispose of do-it-yourself rubbish at a recycling centre imposed by council chiefs have not led to more flytipping incidents, according to officials.

Would you support the move?

Iceland and Co-op back bottle return scheme to help cut ocean plastic pollution

Iceland and the Co-op supermarkets have backed a UK-wide bottle deposit return scheme to help tackle ocean plastic pollution, in a move welcomed by environmentalists.

Cold weather is set to hit the region 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.

Members of Shotton Partnership 2000 Ltd with their certificate.

Community groups win praise in Royal Horticultural Society awards

Community groups have been recognised in a prestigious regional awards scheme.

Middleton Grange Shopping Centre electrician Peter Rudd and centre manager Mark Rycraft with the Green Apple award.

Centre celebrates fruits of its efforts to save energy

Hartlepool’s shopping centre is enjoying a taste of success after it was rewarded for its environmental efforts.

A family enjoy a picnic on the beach at Seaton Carew.

Hartlepool beaches secure top bathing quality ratings

Bathing water at Seaton Carew have been given a clean bill of health by officials.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin.

Venus and Jupiter are set to conjoin - but when can you see it?

The Venus and Jupiter conjunction is set to take place in the early hours of Monday.

An aerial view of the Heugh Battery Museum.

Hartlepool coastal landmarks to get share of £5million Seascape pot

Lights that guided Victorian-era sailors at Seaton Carew are set for redevelopment under an ambitious £5m plan to reinvigorate understanding of the North East’s sea and shore.

(left to right) Andy Radcliffe, Esh Group, Coun Kevin Cranney, Peter Stephenson, Able UK, and Jonathan Hanson, Deerness Fencing and Landscaping.

New era for Hartlepool as projects totalling more than £7m get underway

Council chiefs say it is an ‘exciting’ time for Hartlepool as three regeneration projects totalling more than £7million are set to give the town a facelift.

Church Street in Hartlepool.

Historic England praises progress on protecting Church Street in Hartlepool

The conservation of Hartlepool’s Church Street is making good progress, according to Historic England.

A British Beekeepers Association's (BBKA) survey has revealed beekeepers in England produced an average 23.8 lbs (11.8 kg) of honey per hive this year, down 2.3 lbs on last year. Picture by Katie Collins/PA Wire

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.
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