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Work costing £28m to reduce flood risk in the North-East

BIRD WATCH: Wood Rose Shepherd Hunts managing director Richard Wood in front of the hut which swallows are nesting in Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Firm swallows its pride to help threatened birds

SIGN: The notice that has gone up.

UPDATED: Toilet waste may have contaminated Stewart Park lakes, investigation finds

POPULAR: Small tortoiseshell

Warm April boosts butterfly sightings

Six fined for littering

(WITH VIDEO) Spring Lambs at RSPB Saltholme, Stockton, Teesside. Lydia Tague and 'marmite'.17.04.15. (23727316)

Lambs herald arrival of Spring at Saltholme

Concern over acorn crops

HIGHLIGHT: John Olley

'One of my greatest moments in birdwatching' - one enthusiast's account of tracking down County Durham's celebrity eagle

LESS SIGHTED: Greenfinch

Region's gardens see fewer finches during RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Easter walks

North on air pollution alert

North on air pollution alert

BEACHWATCH: Roker Beach, where volunteers are urged to join in Saturday's (March 14) event, which is part of the annual Beachwatch Big Weekend litter survey and clean.

Volunteers called to join big beach clean

SURVEY: The wild flower Ragged Robin. People are being invited to help in a national wild plant survey. Picture: Beth Halski from Plantlife

Volunteers needed to help take stock of wild plants

Supermarket milk supplies in North could be hit as drivers ballot for strike action

Supermarket milk supplies in North could be hit as drivers ballot for strike action

MANURE: Residents voice concerns over plans to create energy from cow manure

Residents' concerns over plans to create energy from cow manure near Sedgefield

Star gazing

RESCUED: Otto, the otter cub at The Wildlife Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, in Thirsk

'Tarka' look at these cute pictures of Otto, the baby otter saved after losing family

ALERT: The Met Office has warned of 50mph winds, snow and lightning

Forecasters warn of snow, hail, lightning and strong winds

Get into the mind of a bird while taking part in RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

Get into the mind of a bird while taking part in RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

POPULAR: A windfarm

Windfarm opposition means higher energy bills, says Energy Secretary

DEALS: Energy Secretary Ed Davey

Ed Davey: 'I'm winning the war on energy bills'

SUCCESS: A small pearl-bordered fritillary

New report on butterflies published

A LIBRARY photo of some sheep

"Vicious animal" sought after deaths of 20 sheep on farm near Darlington

FISH STOCK: A previous release of fish into the river near Chester-le-Street

Thousands of fish released to replenish stocks

GRIM SCENE: A resident surveys the damage in her home in Port Clarence after a storm surge caused widespread flooding along the east coast of England last December

Row over flood defence announcement with Teesside scheme standout project in region

A buzzard in flight

Bid to tackle bird of prey deaths

Joyce Scott from Stockton one of the winners in the art in nature section from last year.

Entries invited for wildlife photography competition

OPEN LETTER: Chris Packham

Packham slams bushtucker trials

Karen Stubbings, right, from The Woodpile Company, with Mark Pearce.

Wood recycler boosts job prospects

WILD LAWS: New are needed to increase access to nature

Laws needed to restore wildlife and increase access to nature

ENERGY CUTBACKS: Karen Hindhaugh of GoWarm in front of some of the benefitting houses with Neil Schneider, Chief Executive of Stockton Borough Council when the scheme was expanded last year.

Rule changes mean vulnerable householders could miss out on free insulation

Green waste collection taken away from hundreds of residents

SHEPHERD'S WARNING: The sunrise over Richmond. Photo: Paul Kingston.

Red sky in the morning....

General view of County Hall in Durham.

Dozens object to new homes plan

ON COURSE: Gonzalo

North of England to taste some of Hurricane Gonzalo's wrath

L to R: David Kitchen and David Braithwaite

Nature reserve volunteer honoured

CASH EARNED: Jane Armstrong, back left, of Emerald Biogas, and teacher Alison Wigham with the winning youngsters

Junior eco warriors win top prize

One of the white-beaked dolphin shown in the footage

Close encounter with a pod of dolphins

Overhaul for meadows

FESTIVAL OF THRIFT: Children on the Scrap Studio Arts stall. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (10835231)

Huge success for second Festival of Thrift

TV presenter will visit the North Pennines

Oak tree

Tree of the year contest launched

Puffins on the Inner Farne in the Farne Islands.

Threat rises for region's seabirds

Vanilla pods.

Solar, so good

Duncan Renewables install 240kW solar PV system on AV Dawson’s fabrication halls

Ray of light for Teesside transport company

National park heritage project lands award

New man for forest role

Labour plans will give towns and cities the power to curb pollution-pumping vehicles

Labour announces plans to give councils power over low emission zones

BILLY BULL: Philip Marley with his bull lying where it was shot by police. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Farmer furious after police kill prize £5,000 bull which was "not a danger to anyone"

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