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Tyne Tunnel single lane closures to be extended

Motorists are being warned of extended night time single lane closures inside the Tyne Tunnel. The closures are to allow contractors to access to the tunnel to complete important routine inspections and repairs. The works will start at 10pm and will resu

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional North East
 

Drivers warned of A1 weekend closures as footbridge is replaced

A busy stretch of the A1 in the North East will be closed this weekend for replacement of a worn-out footbridge. Highways England will shortly be replacing North Dene footbridge, which provides a safe crossing for pedestrians over the busy road at Birtle

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional North East
 

Fraud is most common crime, with one in 10 falling victim

Fraud is now by far the most commonly perpetrated crime - with nearly one in 10 adults falling victim to scams. New figures exposing a shift in tactics used by criminals suggest the chances of being conned is double the risk of having a car stolen. While

yesterday, 16:40 in Regional North East
 

The final countdown to a night of Sunderland’s heroes

Tonight’s the night when Sunderland’s community champions will be revealed. The Best of Wearside Awards will reach their grand finale at the Stadium of Light this evening, and that means a chance to reward everyone from Wearside’s top fundraiser to the v

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional North East
 

Pensioner remains in 'serious' condition after being hit by car

An elderly woman is in a 'serious but not life-threatening' condition after being knocked over. The 75-year-old woman was struck by a car Station Road, near East Boldon Metro Station. Emergency services were called to the site at about 3pm on Saturday an

yesterday, 15:03 in Regional North East
 

Amazing footage as the New Wear Bridge pylon sails into Sunderland

The centrepiece of Sunderland’s new bridge – the impressive 100m pylon – has been transported to its final location on the construction site in the middle of the River Wear. The striking white structure, which will form the focal point of the New Wear Cr

yesterday, 14:59 in Regional North East
 

Additional one-lane closures announced for Tyne Tunnel

Extended night time single lane closures have been announced for the Tyne Tunnels over the next month. One lane of the northbound tunnel is closed all-year round on Monday and Tuesdays, from 11pm to 6am. The same applies to the southbound tunnel between

yesterday, 14:54 in Regional North East
 

Women’s March UK: What it’s all about

You may have noticed your Twitter and Facebook feed is suddenly dominated by pictures of feet – or rather footwear. These reverse selfies are being shared as people prepare to put their best foot forward in a huge demonstration planned for January 21. So

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North East
 

Airport passengers will be able to bag a pasty from new look Greggs

The countdown has begun to the day passengers can get their Greggs fix once again as they come and go from the North East’s leading airport. The region’s premier pasty purveyor is revamping its shop in Newcastle International Airport. It is often the fir

yesterday, 12:53 in Regional North East
 

Man dies as car overturns in late night collision

A 25-year-old man has died after the car he was in crashed into a parked vehicle and overturned. In the early hours of today, police received a report of a collision between a red Ford Fiesta and a parked car on Scotswood Road, Newcastle. The car was fou

yesterday, 12:53 in Regional North East
 

Paramedics’ enforced meal breaks ‘will risk lives,’ says ambulance worker

Paramedics on Wearside are being ordered to take meal breaks in a specific time window as part of a new trial which could save hundreds of thousands of pounds. Crews working for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) used to be given £5 from the organis

yesterday, 12:01 in Regional North East
 

Five North East employers make it onto most LGBT-friendly list

Several North East employers have made it onto a list of the 100 most inclusive in the country. Your Homes Newcastle, Newcastle City Council, Teesside University, North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust all

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional North East
 

Number crunchers begin calculating this year’s Council Tax rates

Council number crunchers have began calculating how much people in South Tyneside must pay in council tax this year. A report on the borough’s council tax base rate - which is used to determine the level of tax for individual properties - will be heard a

yesterday, 11:34 in Regional North East
 

Rare duck makes a splash in South Tyneside

A rare bird has paid a visit to a South Tyneside pond. Melanie Summers was delighted to discover an unusual-looking duck splashing about next to Milldene Farm in Jarrow last weekend. The feathery visitor is in fact a male Mandarin duck - a non-native bir

yesterday, 11:34 in Regional North East
 

Men to appear in court charged with attempted robbery on Sunderland Post Office

Two men are to face allegations they tried to rob a Wearside Post Office. On Monday, two men attempted to rob Ford Post Office in Hylton Road. Two men have now been charged with attempted robbery. They are George Tumilty, 31, of Flodden Road, Ford Estate

yesterday, 11:17 in Regional North East
 


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