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Hundreds of thousands of salmon released into the Tyne

Despite some heavy rain, after the very dry summer many of our rivers are still running low.

But that hasn't stopped what's known as the salmon run in the River Tyne. As Ross Hutchinson has been finding out, sometimes nature needs a helping hand.

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Plans to plant 40,000 trees near Beamish

Tyneside and Wearside have some of the lowest levels of woodland in the country.

There's now a plan to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to plant thousands of trees at a site near Beamish.

The area is already home to a small forest- with hopes it will soon be growing in size.

Ross has been to find out more.

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.

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