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Ryanair pilots reject £12,000 bonus offers to help ease cancellation crisis - and instead ask for better contracts

Ryanair bosses go head to head with shareholders today to address a crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline.

Transport
The 'severed hand' found on the A19. Credit: Cleveland & Durham RPU.

A19 lane closure after 'severed hand' found in central reservation

Police were forced to close part of the A19 after a 'severed hand' was found in the central reservation.

Sunderland
Owen Pugh site at Marsden Quarry

Jobs under threat at Owen Pugh Marsden Quarry site as firm restructures

Jobs are under threat at a construction firm which has a site Marsden Quarry.

Business
Sunderland Railway Station.

Time to upgrade the ‘joyless dungeon’ known as Sunderland railway station

As welcomes to cities go, Sunderland’s railway station is about as underwhelming as you get.

Opinion
Have you been affected by Ryanair's cancellations?

Ryanair passengers 'told to pay twice for extras when re-booking'

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage.

Transport
Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast to auction empty first class seats to standard class passengers

Rail passengers unhappy at the prospect of a journey in standard class on trains serving the North East can now bid for an upgrade.

Sunderland
Sam Riley, 8 star's of Aldi's TV orange juice advert

Meet the young actor who is the face of Aldi’s latest ad campaign

A budding actor has landed a juicy role.

News
Sunderland Railway Station.

MP demands urgent action on Sunderland’s ‘tired old’ railway station

A Sunderland MP is campaigning for urgent action to regenerate the city’s railway station.

News
Colin Lawther

Sunderland is 'a good place to call home' for Nissan as firm hits 150million-vehicle milestone

Sunderland’s Nissan plant has helped the car giant reach a remarkable landmark.

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Your rights when flights are cancelled: EU consumer protection agency issues advice for Ryanair customers

An EU agency is issuing advice to passengers caught up in the Ryanair flights cancellation debacle.
Business
More than eight million people across the UK are estimated to be living in debt.

Around 8.3million people in the UK 'living with debt problems'

More than eight million people across the UK are living with problem debts, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS).

Business
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What happened when I ate nothing but Greggs for a whole week

My attachment to Greggs began when I was 16, working weekends in a shoe shop with only the thought of a chicken bake to get me through the day.

Sunderland
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Toys 'R' Us store to open 'pop-up store' in Sunderland as UK operations remain unaffected by US and Canada bankruptcy

Toys'R'Us has said its new Sunderland store will still open as planned and other branches will operate as normal
Business
Northern passengers are facing more disruption next month.

More rail strike misery for North-East train passengers

Rail users in the region face further delays following confirmation of the latest in a series of strikes over safety fears.
News
Coun Joyce McCarty at the scheme's launch.

Discounted bus travel boost for North-East teenagers

More teenagers can get access to discounted bus fares after a new agreement was reached between bus companies and local authorities.
News
Zoe King

Washington surveyor Zoe has her sights set on national awards glory

A talented Washington property professional is in the running to be named Britain’s best.

News
The Grundfos team that put the Big Green Commute week together, left to right, Steven Palmer, Ann Anderson and Paul Freeman

Sunderland factory staff’s charity marathon

Saddle sore staff at a Sunderland factory have taken on a mammoth fund-raising challenge.

News
Sunderland University graduate Fern Snailham

First-class Sunderland University student starts business within days of graduating

Taking a year out inspired Fern Snailham to start her own business – with a little help.

News
Hotel chain Travelodge is to recruit hundreds of staff in the coming months under an expansion programme. Pic: PA.

Hundreds of jobs up for grabs at hotel chain Travelodge

Hotel chain Travelodge is to recruit hundreds of staff in the coming months under an expansion programme.

Business
Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks in a bid to improve punctuality

Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights daily to improve punctuality

Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks in a bid to improve punctuality.

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