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Footage of a whale off the east coast has been causing a splash.
The video shows, what appears to be a lone whale, breaching the water and performing several 'tail slaps'.
The whale was caught on camera by fisherman Darren Senior last week - around 15 miles north east of the River Tyne.
ORCA - an organisation that looks out for whales and dolphins off our coast- say they are confident it is a humpback whale.
Humpbacks are sometimes spotted in the North Sea, with the majority of sightings happening between May and September.
A family of a young boy born without a right hand saw their Facebook Christmas wish fulfilled by designers who built and printed a 3D hand.Read the full story ›
We caught up with some of our region's youngsters as they eagerly await the arrival of Father Christmas.Read the full story ›
North Yorkshire County Council are overwhelmed by the success of their Christmas appeal for vulnerable young and elderly people.Read the full story ›
The model will be presented to the winning bidder by Magpies manager Rafa Benitez.Read the full story ›
Little Theo was born 10 weeks early and weighing no more than a bag of sugar - but he beat the odds to be his parents' Christmas miracle.Read the full story ›
The Great North Snowdogs are ready to head to their new homes after being auctioned off for St. Oswald's hospice.Read the full story ›
There will be no change to rubbish and recycling collections in County Durham over the festive period.
Durham County Council is asking residents to put their bins out as normal over Christmas and New Year.
Bins should be left at the kerbside by 7am on your normal collection day.
The last day for bulky waste and white goods collections will be Friday, 23 December, with the service resuming on Tuesday, 3 January.
Please find details of services including bulky waste collections, Christmas tree recycling and HWRC opening times on the council's website.
Cllr Brian Stephens, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said:
We all produce significantly more waste than normal over the Christmas and New Year period so it’s especially important that we take extra care to dispose of it responsibly. This year, there will be no change to kerbside collections but I would urge people to take note of other changes to waste and recycling services, such as HWRC closures and the pause in bulky waste and white goods collections."