"We have seen the number of illegal bonfires in Newcastle fall as we work in partnership and with the public to crack down on those who break the law.
"In this instance the police and council officers spotted the potential danger but we need the public’s help by reporting the irresponsible dumping of waste material so we can continue to help keep people safe at this time of year.”
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Showers becoming heavy and thundery Saturday afternoon. Drier for a large part of Sunday
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