Latest Cullercoats Stories

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Tony Henderson THE Duke of Northumberland will today lead the centenary celebrations of a building tucked away in a picturesque bay on the North East coast. But Newcastle University's Dove Marine Laboratory, originally set up in 1908 to study over-fishing, has never been more vital at a time when the potential of the seas to provide solutions to the major issues facing mankind is being increasingly recognised. The Dove, at Cullercoats in North Tyneside, is an internationally-...

2008-09-23 18:00:21

BEACHES were cleaned as part of an international event. Workers, families, youngsters and even some pets turned out to help with the Marine Conservation Society's Beachwatch on Saturday. Local firm OSG organised and sponsored a clean-up effort at Tynemouth Longsands, supported by the Blue Reef Aquarium. On the day, around 100 people turned out, with OSG funding the entire morning's efforts and providing all equipment, food and free entry to the aquarium for all participants....

2008-09-22 18:00:19

LITTER-PICKERS made a clean sweep at a beach. Volunteers picked rubbish from Tynemouth Longsands as part of the international Marine Conservation Society Beach-watch event. The Overseas Ship holding Group organised the tidy-up with the Blue Reef Aquarium. Cullercoats Brownies and the Eco Club from Christ Church Primary School in North Shields also took part. The items of rubbish were collected and recorded as part of a survey to build up a picture of the types of waste found on...

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