The River Wear in Durham City
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Northumbrian Water launches 'neighbourhood watch' for rivers

The public are being asked to keep an eye on the rivers of the North East by Northumbrian Water.

The company is seeking volunteer water rangers to monitor conditions in their local rivers, streams and becks and report any problems.

Those who sign up will be given training and receive incentives including a reduction on their annual water and sewerage bill.

BBC Newcastle's Gerry Jackson visited Durham City to find out more.