NFU Mutual has found the cost of rural crime in our region rose by a fifth last year, despite a decrease nationally.Read the full story ›
Today sees the start of the 2015 Big Butterfly Count.
It is a simple way to keep track of butterfly numbers in the UK - and you can help.
All you need to do is spend 15 minutes observing butterflies and make a note of all those that you spot. It is that easy and can go a long way to help make sure butterflies continue to be a feature in our region.
You can find all the details of how you can get involved here.
They are a summer visitor to the British Isles that capture the imagination and hearts of many of us
But a report out this month says they are at risk of extinction - Ross Hutchinson has been to find out more
An endangered baby giraffe born earlier this week has today made its debut at Flamingo Land Resort in Malton.Read the full story ›
An endangered baby giraffe has been born in Malton, North Yorkshire. Here are some of the name suggestions from ITV News Tyne Tees viewers:Read the full story ›
An endangered baby giraffe has been born at Flamingo Land Resort in Malton, North Yorkshire.Read the full story ›
Dog walkers gather in South Tyneside to raise money for those whose animals are more than just pets.Read the full story ›
It looks like these three tiger cubs enjoyed their meat treats.Read the full story ›
Young people on Teesside are to be educated about the dangers of starting grassfires.
Cleveland Fire Brigade say a series of grassfires at a Teesside beauty spot at the weekend were started deliberately.
At one point almost a quarter of the service's entire fire engine fleet was called in, with 22 firefighters tackling the blazes on Eston Hills.
The brigade believe the fires were started by youths and so have begun a campaign to educate them about the dangers of grassfires and the economic costs, which is estimated to stretch to thousands of pounds.
Tickets for this year's Great Yorkshire Show go on sale from half ten this morning.
It is the 157th edition of the famous agricultural show and will be held from 14 to 16 July.