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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.

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Community groups unite in fracking protest

Scores of people have marched through North Derbyshire to protest against fracking. Community groups from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond joined forces to raise awareness of their campaign and call for an end to all plans to drill for shale gas anywhere in the country. Lisa Adlam reports.

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