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.

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.

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.

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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Sea and sky provide perfect Blue Note backdrop to the festival.

Sun, sea and all that jazz - Chris Page enjoys sweet sounds among the delights of the French Riviera

Nice arrival within a week of 84 innocent lives being lost, with more than 300 injured, in the Bastille Day truck carnage sounded a suitably sombre note.

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.

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.
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.

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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Holidaying North Easteners are among those most likely to take along other members of their family away with them.

North East holidaymakers among the most likely to take grandparents along with them

Families in the North East are among those most likely to invite nanna and grandad along for a holiday so they can help look after the children

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Newcastle Airport now has kiosks where holidaymakers can buy last-minute travel insurance.

Holidaymakers can buy last-minute travel insurance at Newcastle Airport

Travellers flying out from Newcastle International Airport can now buy last-minute travel cover in just three minutes using self-service digital kiosks

Helmsley, North Yorkshire

TRAVEL REVIEW: Black Swan, Helmsley + WIN Champagne afternoon tea

Picture a postcard of a Yorkshire market town and Helmsley may well spring to mind.

The Hyatt Capita Gate is one of a number of prestigious  hotels hoping to attract visitors to Abu Dhabi.

Capital gains in Abu Dhabi - Julie Marshall on how the city’s tourism is hot on the heels of near neighbours Dubai

Despite being the capital and the second-highest populated city in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is some years behind near-neighbour  Dubai with regards to tourism – but  it is going all out to catch up.


110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes into administration

A cut-price travel firm has gone into administration - putting more than 100,000 holiday bookings with the firm at risk.
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Sunderland Airshow 2015 opening night.

Extra Metro trains to help crowds reach Sunderland International Airshow

A plan to run more Metros is on track to ensure people reach Sunderland International Airshow.

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Chaos for train passengers due to North East overhead wire problems

Train passengers are suffering travel chaos today because of overhead wire problems in the North East.

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