Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Rock The Boat takes place on board the magnificent cruise ship Magellan.

Rock The Boat music cruise sets sail for the North East

A unique cruise which combines life on the ocean waves with a live music festival is coming to the North East.

The beauty of Woolacombe Bay.

Travel review: The UK’s best holiday parks on the UK’s best beach!

I always quietly celebrate the first day of a holiday. For me, it’s a boundless blank canvas, alive with promise, anticipation and great expectations.

Metro is making changing to its timetable this weekend.

Metro users reminded of timetable changes this weekend

Metro passengers are being reminded to check journey times as a new timetable comes into place from Sunday

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Train fares overhaul aims to make buying cheapest tickets easier

An overhaul of Britain's rail fares is to be trialled to make it easier to buy the cheapest tickets.
Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?

Grand Central Rail named UK's highest-rated long distance operator

Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?
Network Rail is carrying out a6million maintenance programme on the track north of York.

Train users warned of weekend disruption between York and Newcastle

Train passengers have been warned of months of weekend disruption between North East stations and York.

Greggs sausage rolls are a firm favourite with customers.

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.

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Newcastle International Airport achieved an on-time performance of more than 90% last year.

Newcastle named the world's most punctual small airport

Newcastle International Airport has been announced as the most punctual small airport in the world, with nine out of 10 flights leaving and arriving on time.

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Clearing snow and ice from your windscreen before you set off is a must.

How to drive safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

With a wintry January on the cards, police experts are advising motorists to take extra precautions, with the following advice for driving in icy conditions.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Christmas Day ahead of the arrival of Storm Conor.

What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?

People are being urged to brace themselves for more blustery weather on Christmas Day.
Today is expected to be the busiest day for traffic over the festive period as millions of people embark on the Christmas getaway.  Pic: PA.

Drivers warned to be 'very savvy' as Storm Barbara hits busiest day of festive getaway

People driving home for Christmas are urged to be "very savvy" about their travel plans as Storm Barbara hits the UK.
Canal Houses Bruges

TRAVEL REVIEW: A guide on what to see, eat and drink in Bruges

Beer and bratwurst is to Bruges what bread is to butter. So if you like your beers heavy and your sausages supersize then this is the city break for you.

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DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
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Stagecoach North East has called for urgent action from Tyne and Wear's transport authority and local councils

North East bus services hit by congestion crisis, warn transport bosses

The North East's bus services are being hit by a congestion crisis, transport bosses have warned.

Katy atop Dalsnuten

Fjord focus: Swapping the North East for Norway’s natural charms

“Roughly £8 a pint” is the answer to the question most people ask when you say you’ve been to Norway.

Coach operator launches Christmas Day Sunderland service

Coach operator launches Christmas Day Sunderland service

A coach company is hoping its new Christmas Day Sunderland service will prove just the ticket.

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Will you be jetting off with Ryanair?

New Ryanair routes announced for winter holidays from Newcastle Airport

Five new routes have been launched at Newcastle Airport for passengers hoping to jet off for a change of scene this winter.
Rockliffe Hall

REVIEW: Get on board for an amazing wine journey at Rockliffe Hall

Like me, have you ever looked at someone swigging a bottle of the finest plonk and wondered what the fuss is all about?
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