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East Coast main line trains back in public hands next month

Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) will be stripped of its contract on June 24, UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

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REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
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A pothole

Double number of potholes after bad weather

Twice as many potholes as usual have appeared in North Tyneside’s roads after a bad winter.  

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Check out the latest Highways England planned roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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easyJet planes

easyJet puts its winter 2018 flights from Newcastle on sale

Airline easyJet has put thousands of tickets for its flights for winter 2018 on sale this morning, with customers urged to book early for low fares.

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Soil from the Coast Road/Silver Link scheme soil is being transported to a site in Wardley where it will be stored to create the embankments for the A19 Testo's scheme.

Highways England mucking in to save

Two Highways England schemes are mucking in together to reduce costs and protect the environment.

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Cashless ticket machines.

Cashless machines trialled on Metro

Nexus is trialling card-only payments at some Metro ticket machines, prompted by the increasing number of customers who are opting for cashless transactions.

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Monkseaton Metro Station.

£700,000 reburbishment for Metro stations

Three historic Metro stations on North Tyneside will get a major facelift this year, improving access for passengers with disabilities.

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Roadworks planned for this week by Highways England.

Roadworks on trunk roads in the North East this week

Here's a summary of roadworks planned on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland, North Tyneside and beyond this week (Monday 19 to Sunday 25).

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Motorists are being warned not to drive through floodwater.

Four out of five young motorists 'would risk lives in a flood'

Four out of five 18 to 34-year-old drivers in the North East would gamble with their safety by driving through floodwater – even though this is the leading cause of death during a flood, new figures have revealed.

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Highways England is planning roadworks next week.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast rail franchise to end early

Stagecoach's contract to run the East Coast Mainline rail franchise will end earlier than expected.

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Highways England is planning roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major routes in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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Nexus has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet.

Nexus to start process for a new train fleet

Nexus, operator of the Tyne and Wear Metro, has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet.

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Tyler Clarke, who died in a car collision early on Sunday morning.

Police name teenager killed in North East crash

The 17-year-old who died in a two-vehicle collision in the early hours of Sunday has been named.

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Northumbria Police appeal

Teenager killed in North East crash early this morning

Northumbria Police have appealed for witnesses after a 17-year-old was killed in a collision in the early hours today (Sunday).
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Newcastle International Airport.

North-East leaders launch transport plan

Plans for future transport investment in the North East and the wider north have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a 30-year plan to drive economic growth.

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Roadworks on the A1

Planned roadworks on major roads in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East this week.
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Roadworks set to be removed for Christmas.

Driving home for Christmas? 400 miles of roadworks to be lifted

Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks this week in time for the Christmas getaway.

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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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