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Returning avocets break records at Washington Wetland Centre

They used to be missing from our region- but avocets numbers have now hit new highs.

The wading bird, whose distinct look is used as the RSPB logo, is thriving at wetlands in Washington.

Ross Hutchinson has been to find out more.


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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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