Tyne Tees Countryside

Farmers in the North East call for more to be done to tackle Hare Coursing

It comes as rural officers served the Force’s first two Community Protection Warning Notices (CPNW) for suspected hare poaching.

Sheep worth thousands stolen from North Yorkshire farm

The stolen sheep are worth thousands of pounds and police say this is "devastating" for the people involved.

Government rejects planning application for open cast mine near Druridge Bay

Campaigners were celebrating after Banks Mining's application to work a site at Highthorn near Druridge Bay in Northumberland was turned down by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.