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Some of the schools in the region are reintroducing masks as pupils return to the classroom after half term.

The temporary measures are being put into place after a spike in the number of cases in the area.

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Students are also being urged to test twice weekly with a lateral flow test.

Ahead of COP26 news sales council leaders wants the city the help with the fight against climate change.

Newcastle has set a target of reaching net zero by 2030 and Nick Forbes has said that there is a huge opportunity for Tyneside innovators to find ways to cut households energy consumption.

Councillors are urging park bosses to stop turning Newcastle’s parks into outdoor nightclubs after the latest festivals in the region have caused noise issues.

People who live near the festival sites have complained about the noise disturbance with some saying they could hear music from Leazes Park from their homes in Hebburn.

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