Cleveland Fire Service says arson attacks cost Teesside's economy nearly 17 million pounds last year. They were called to more than three thousand deliberate fires. It's starting a new campaign, spreading an important message to schoolchildren as they break up for summer.
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A look ahead at a lively start to the weekend
2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.