Christmas and New Year public transport times revealed for Tyne and Wear

The festive period will soon be in full swing - but if you're relying on public transport to get to your Christmas events, we have the information you need.
Jordan Davison has just started his engineering apprenticeship.

New apprentice driving towards bright future after being taken on by Stagecoach

A new apprentice is driving towards a bright future after being taken on by a bus company.

Artist's impression of the new Bridges extension.

Next confirms opening date for giant new Sunderland store in The Bridges extension

A high street fasion retailer says it is hoping to open the doors to its new city centre store by next autumn.

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Gas main work means delays for Sunderland drivers

Gas main work means delays for Sunderland drivers

Drivers will face delays on a busy Sunderland road from tomorrow.

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Elliot Milburn, Jordan and Lee Mutch

Bus apprenticeship is fare game for Jordan

An apprenticeship with Stagecoach North East is just the ticket for Jordan Davison.

Sir Bob Murray CBE, Gavin Slark and Foundation chief executive Lesley Spuhler OBE

Gavin proud to be a Foundation ambassador

Sunderland-born businessman Gavin Slark is saddling up for a new role.

The founding team at Inflo

Sunderland software firm adds up to success

A Sunderland software start-up is aiming to revolutionise the accountancy industry with its latest product.


North East workers most optimistic about careers after Brexit, study finds

Workers appear to be optimistic about their career prospects following the initial shock of the EU referendum result, a study shows.

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Drivers are being warned to beware of ice on the region's roads this morning

Drivers warned to beware on icy North East roads

Drivers have been urged to take extra care this morning, with overnight frosts bringing ice to the region's roads.

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The A19 southbound at Herrington. Picture from Google Images.

Vehicle fire closes A19 at Sunderland

The A19 has reopened after one of its busiest Wearside junctions was closed due to a vehicle fire.
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South Hylton Metro station

Sunderland Metro services restored after failed train cleared

Metro services between Park Lane and South Hylton are running again.
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MP Julie Elliott (rear, third from right) with pickets today

Sunderland Post Office closed by strike action

Sunderland's main post office was closed this morning after Royal Mail staff walked out as past of an ongoing dispute.

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How £100million scheme could transform the A19

Work on a massive £100million scheme to cut congestion on the A19 takes a step closer today.
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Mince pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the 'air gap' from a mince pie.
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Students from the first intake to the course, from left, Joshua Bell, Connor Rippon, East Durham College engineering lecturer Brian Rowe and Connor Mason.

East Durham College engineering course up and running

The first set of students on a college’s new engineering course are in place.

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found.

Just SIX SECONDS: That's how long it can take criminals to guess your Visa card number and code

Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds, researchers have found.
Nissan's Sunderland plant

Tory MP wants Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Nissan over Sunderland plant

An influential Tory MP is ramping up pressure on the Government to reveal if it made any financial promises to Japanese carmaker Nissan.
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Ken Dunbar

Sunderland BID boss made redundant

The chief executive of Sunderland city centre's Business Improvement District (BID) has been made redundant.
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Britain could be a major wine producer and exporter by 2100, says a new study.

Could the North East become a major producer of pinot grigio?

Global warming could be good news for the North East - boosting its chances of becoming a major wine-producing region.
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Durham Station.

Gas leak at Durham station sparks major train delays

A gas leak at Durham station is causing major delays for train travelers.

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