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A North East vet says dog owners feed their pets chocolate - which can be fatal to them - simply because it tastes good to them.
North East vet, Claire Hinchcliff, warns that Easter treats are not for pets, especially dogs.
Cleveland Fire Brigade says arson remains a significant drain on time and resources - and the number of incidents tends to rise in April. A campaign has been launched warning arsonists they will be caught while urging the public to help by locking away their wheelie bins.
– Dorothy Fairburn, CLA North Regional Director
"Fly-tipping happens all year round but it hits a peak at this time of year.
"CLA members frequently have to dispose of anything from black sacks to furniture, televisions, garden waste and piles of rubble.
"The CLA's action plan to tackle environmental crime calls for the Government to ensure local authorities can accept fly-tipped waste without charge to landowners as well as an end to the prosecution of landowners who have waste dumped on their land and have to pay to remove it."
A group which represents landowners in North Yorkshire says it's preparing for a rise in cases of fly-tipping in the region over the Easter holiday.
The CLA is calling for new rules to tackle the problem, as it says too many people have to pay to get rid of rubbish dumped on their land. It's also lobbying the government for a new scheme which will allow dumped waste to be taken to the tip free of charge.
Staff at a countryside estate in North Yorkshire cleared 20 bags of discarded rubbish in one morning on a stretch of road alongside their nature reserve.
The Escrick Park Estate held a 'Tidy Day' to get rid of waste fly-tipped around Skipworth Common.
The CLA says fly-tipping incidents hit a peak at this time of year as it's the traditional time for DIY, gardening and spring cleaning and most recycling centres have limitations on the amount of waste that can be dumped free of charge.
Lee Sanders, Durham Women FC General Manager, says that although the team lost to Sunderland Ladies he is delighted with how the match went.
Rob Atkin, Durham Women Head Coach, says the girls were really disappointed but that Sunderland were always going to be a strong team.