Motorist cut free after Iceland van overturns

The driver of an Iceland van had to be cut free by firefighters after it overturned.

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.

Appeal to help wildlife thrive on industrial estate

Businesses are being invited to get involved in efforts to improve an industrial estate for wildlife.

The the dumped waste at Limekiln Gill in Horden.

Man fined for dumping waste at nature reserve

A man who was caught on camera fly-tipping at a national nature reserve has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds and carry out unpaid work.

Some warmer days are on the way!

North East set for sunshine as week-ahead forecast reveals warm temperatures

Ditch the big coat and grab your sunglasses - the North East is about to get a dose of sunshine.

Disposable cups are being used in their millions by NHS trusts in the UK.

More than 10 million disposable cups bought by Hartlepool’s NHS Trust

More than 10 million disposable cups were bought by the NHS in Hartlepool and North Tees over the last five years, new figures show.

Youngsters Robin Bennett, Katie McNicolas, Harry and Thomas Wood took part in the event.

Volunteers young and old dig in to improve park life in Hartlepool

Members of a community group have been hard at work to improve their local park.


Environment chiefs open incident room as weather warning extended for North East

An incident room has been opened and a warning issued to drivers as heavy rain batters the North East.
The Caroline Street site where new homes are proposed

New affordable homes development granted permission in Hartlepool

A new housing development of 18 affordable homes has won planning permission close to Hartlepool town centre.

Former Pulse nightclub in Church Street, Hartlepool

Former Hartlepool nightclub Pulse could become a gin bar

A former nightclub in Hartlepool could be turned into a new gin bar.


North East warned to prepare for snowfall over Easter bank holiday as temperatures set to drop

We're all familiar with the age-old joke about damp and dreary British bank holidays.

How bottle deposit schemes work in other countries as England prepares to catch up with neighbours

England could soon follow the lead of several countries across the world by introducing a deposit return scheme for bottles and cans.


Plans for bottle deposit and return scheme put forward by Government in bid to cut plastic waste

Consumers could face paying a deposit on drinks bottles and cans which is repaid when they hand them in for recycling, under Government plans to tackle plastic waste.

A visitor to Hartlepool Headland.

Unusual visitor to Hartlepool beach

A Hartlepool couple were surprised to see a strange creature on the shore.

The junction was sealed off on Sunday evening.

Hartlepool road reopens after fuel spillage

A Hartlepool road which was closed following a fuel spillage has reopened, the fire service has confirmed.
Dog owners are being encouraged to use free dog waste bags.

Free dog waste bags won't solve Hartlepool's fouling problem, say readers

Readers have been having their say on plans to give away free dog waste bags for Hartlepool pet owners.
RSPB Saltholme Lambing Live.

Ewe beauties! Nature reserve gets ready to welcome cute new arrivals

Thousands of animal lovers are expected to flock to a nature reserve to see its woolly new arrivals this Easter.

The A689 at Wynyard will be repaired under the plans.

Hartlepool roads to benefit from £1.25million repair programme

Roadwork crews are set to start a programme of repairs to roads most in need across Hartlepool.


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

We truly felt the impact of the Mini Beast from the East over the weekend, with wind, ice and snow causing a headache for many of us.

Motorists urged to take care on roads as snow forecast for North East

Drivers are being warned to be prepared before setting off on journeys this weekend following weather alerts for snow and ice.
Do you recycle any of these items?

10 things you didn't know you could recycle

Blue Planet II was crowned the most-watched show of last year - and it certainly led some of us to think about how we can do our bit to protect the world.
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