Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea

“A humpback whale? In the North Sea?!” - it may sound fishy, but this majestic species is just one of the cetaceans spotted in waters off the North East coast.

Much can go wrong from that click to commit to boarding the plane. Pic: Shutterstock.

Seven tips to get the best value out of a last-minute holiday

May is a great month – and let’s face it, a big part of what makes May so great is the double bank holiday!

The Adventurer, The Unwinder…  the five types of holidaymaker

The Adventurer, The Unwinder… the five types of holidaymaker

Millions of Brits know exactly what they're going to do on holiday - absolutely nothing.
The holidays have been cancelled.

Thomas Cook cancels upcoming flights and holidays to Sharm El Sheikh over terrorism fears

Thomas Cook has cancelled its holiday packages and flights to Sharm El Sheikh following advice from the Foreign Office.
The Swan Hotel.

Travel review: Wonderful Welsh weekend in the ‘Town of Books’ - Hay-on-Wye

Ever fancied mixing literature with fine dining? There’s a small town in Wales that can give you both.

The MS Gann sailed into the Port of Sunderland on Friday, bringing 162 tourists from Stavanger into the city.

Cruise ship pays return visit to Port of Sunderland

A cruise ship bringing scores of sightseers to Sunderland has been berthed on the River Wear for the third time.

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Britain's biggest holiday parks raked in 2.7billion last year and are in line for a further boost as the Brexit-hit pound inspires a rise in staycations, a report said. Photo credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

British holiday park firms rake in £2.7billion staycation popularity rises

Britain's biggest holiday parks raked in £2.7 billion last year and are in line for a further boost as the Brexit-hit pound inspires a rise in staycations, a report said.

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Will you be jetting off this winter? Picture: PA.

Ryanair announces new winter routes from Newcastle Airport

Holidaymakers seeking a bit of winter sun now have two new routes to choose from on Ryanair..
Has your flight ever been delayed?

Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
The Seattle skyline.

Travel: Seattle do very nicely for a buzzing city break

It’s scientifically proven that calories don’t count on vacation,” I’m told, as I bite into a hot, chewy, sugar-covered doughnut from Daily Dozen – the first of seven stops on my tour of Pike Place Market.

The rural four-star Siblu Holiday Park.

Travel: Experiencing the Normandy beauty through fresh pair of family eyes...

We’re away for a week in Normandy again, somewhere we’ve been as a couple many times before.

Watch world-famous Flying Scotsman celebrate past, present and future of our railways

World-famous locomotive Flying Scotsman travelled alongside three modern trains to celebrate the "past, present and future" of Britain's railways.

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Northern rail users face more strike action later this month.

Bank holiday weekend train strike misery for Northern rail users

Rail users face bank holiday weekend misery after union bosses announced a fresh one-day strike.
Motorists have been warned to expect delays this Easter.

Drivers warned to expect 'significant delays' over Easter as 20 million cars hit the roads

Drivers have been warned to expect "significant delays" over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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The indoor Waterworld was a particular highlight.

Travel: Creating amazing family memories on coastal break at Cayton Bay

Posters dotted around Cayton Bay Holiday Park encourage guests to ‘cherry pick the right break for you’.
Where's next on your holiday list? Picture: Shutterstock

Top 20 places Brits claim to have visited, but haven't

Think of yourself as something of a jet-setter? Been up the Eiffel Towel and bought bagels in NYC?

The Coach House restaurant

Review: Middleton Lodge, Richmond, North Yorkshire

The heady smell of wood smoke filled the air as a fug of fog hugged the rooftops when we arrived at this grand Georgian country estate.

One person has been taken to hospital with minor injuries following a road accident in Durham.

One person taken to hospital after Durham road accident

One person has been taken to hospital following a road accident in Durham.

You might be able to claim a refund if your flight is delayed. Pic: PA.

James Walker: What you can do when airlines let you down

Flight delays can be caused by lots of problems – anything from sudden snowstorms, foggy mornings or even the occasional disobedient volcano.

REVIEW: Byron’s Restaurant and Seaham Hall

REVIEW: Byron’s Restaurant and Seaham Hall

From the marital home of the fabulously decadent Lord Byron, to providing bootleg booze to Al Capone, and a slightly less glamorous chapter as a TB hospital – if only Seaham Hall’s walls could talk.

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