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Take a virtual ride on Blackpool’s new £16m rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

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Metros are facing delays.

Metros to Sunderland delayed after train fault

Metros to Sunderland are currently facing delays after a train developed a fault.

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Hot stone massage at Center Parcs.

TRAVEL REVIEW: Rest and relaxation at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

Think Center Parcs and images of screaming children racing down waterslides or youngsters tearing around on quad bikes and whizzing across zipwires readily spring to mind.
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Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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There's so much to see and do along the River Thames.

River of discovery - Tim Hopkinson explores the banks of the Thames on a visit to the capital

The Thames must be one of the  world’s most recognisable rivers as it weaves its way through London under Tower Bridge and on into Westminster.

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From left, foreign exchange cashier Kris Bendelow, Leanne Liddle, branch manager Cheryl Dale,  Amanda Allen and Laura Docherty.

Travel agency expands into Washington shopping centre

Travel agency Dawson & Sanderson has expanded its network of branches with the Washington opening of its 23rd store.

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The KLM service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Amsterdam has seen a growth in passengers.

KLM renews agreement with Durham Tees Valley Airport after passenger boost

Airline KLM has renewed a long term agreement with Durham Tees Valley airport after seeing an increase in the number of passengers using its Amsterdam service.
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Hollymoor House, near Richmond, North Yorkshire

TRAVEL REVIEW: Fitness and food at a North Yorkshire rural retreat

The sun had its hat on, the birds were singing and a light breeze blew ripples on the private lake – there are certainly worse places for a workout.

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Bank holiday travellers face a frustrating time as 20.7 million drivers hit the roads.

Bank holiday 'carmageddon' looms with worst road congestion for years

Drivers face "carmageddon" this weekend with the worst bank holiday congestion on UK roads for years, experts warned.

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Motorists are reminded that roadworks in Pallion associated with Sunderlands new bridge will be temporarily removed  at the end of the month.

Pallion roadworks to be temporarily removed

Motorists are reminded that roadworks in Pallion associated with Sunderland’s new bridge will be temporarily removed at the end of the month.
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Ranked: What’s driving Brits to the countryside?

A NEW survey has revealed what Brits love about the countryside - and it might not be what you’re expecting.

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FREE: Your chance to board the DFDS Music cruise featuring Steve Davis and Frankie & the Heartstrings

“Steve ‘interesting’ Davis is actually really interesting,” says Dave Harper about the snooker legend who’ll be swapping his cue for decks to perform a DJ set as part of a music cruise.

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The converted 1960s bus at South Causey Inn

TRAVEL + MEAL REVIEW: South Causey Inn, Stanley, County Durham

Quirky hotel rooms are like buses.

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Hamburg by Roker Pier.

Wear well on our way to become a cruise destination as Port of Sunderland celebrates boat’s visit

This visitor will take some beating after the largest cruise ship in more than a decade entered the River Wear.

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The distinctive cruise ship AIDA Vita.

All eyes on cruise ship whose arrival signals Port of Tyne’s busiest-ever day

Keen ship spotters will be out in force today to welcome a fascinating visitor to the Tyne.

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The Great North Run travel wristbands.

Travel wristbands will make life easier for Great North Run entrants

Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run.

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The Devonshire Arms

TRAVEL REVIEW: 18th century splendour at The Devonshire Arms, Skipton, West Yorkshire

The distinctive whir of helicopter blades hummed in the background as a tweed-clad porter collected my bag from the car.

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Passengers in Sunderland were hit by the line closure.

Sunday disruption for Metro passengers in Sunderland

Metro passengers in Sunderland were hit by disruption this morning following the closure of part of the line.
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Fun, fish and Taylor Swift - Blackpool DOES have it all

Fun, fish and Taylor Swift - Blackpool DOES have it all

Blackpool. The name sums up an image of donkeys on the beach, Kiss Me Quick hats and candy rock, but there’s a whole lot more to the Riviera of the North these days.

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Asda has reduced petrol prices at all of its 272 filling stations.

Asda reduces petrol to pre-Brexit prices

There was good news for motorists today as Asda announced it is reducing fuel to pre-Brexit prices.

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