There's a warning that summer storms that have affected our region in recent years could become a regular occurrence. A report published today by the MET office warns that we are likely to get more intense rain storms as a result of climate change.
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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.