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Weather: Seals and dolphins off the east coast

After the high emotions of England's World Cup exit, a little reminder of the joy and beauty in our part of the world.

Thanks to Curtis Padley for emailing the Filey seal pictures to weatherpics@itv.com

And a big thanks also for @thefarnes for tweeting the dolphin video to @Ross_Hutchinson

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Seal pups released back into the wild

The north east has some of the most impressive seal colonies in the country, but this year, thanks to stormy weather, many have found themselves in trouble.

Ross has been following the progress of two who were lucky enough to be found and rescued.

You know spring is here when...

.. the puffins return to the Farne Islands.

The popular characters have started to arrive on Inner Farne for their breeding season.

But they weren't the only exciting guests off the east coast today:

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Community groups unite in fracking protest

Scores of people have marched through North Derbyshire to protest against fracking. Community groups from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond joined forces to raise awareness of their campaign and call for an end to all plans to drill for shale gas anywhere in the country. Lisa Adlam reports.

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