Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.


North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe'en – or any time of year.
Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration travel company has launched direct flights from Newcastle.

New flights to Norway launched from Newcastle

Those who fancy a trip to Norway will now be able to fly direct from Newcastle as Norwegian airline Hurtigruten launches new flights.
Skinny bridge cityscape

Bag a bargain with 2-4-1 cruise offer for North East passengers

Fancy going Dutch this Christmas?

Terror attacks like the one in Tunisia have put people off taking beach holidays. Pic: PA.

Fewer Brits taking beach holidays abroad due to terrorism fears

Beach holidays have fallen in popularity due to fears over terrorism, according to new research.

Florida is being hit by Hurricane Matthew

Due to travel to Florida? Here’s the official guidance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade and is currently sweeping its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States.


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

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

Metros are facing delays.

Metros to Sunderland delayed after train fault

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

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.
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.

County Durham 3
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.

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.
News 1
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.

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.

Travel 1
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.

Eating Out
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.

Sunderland 10
Load more