Drivers warned to expect delays as holidaymakers take to the roads

More than 10 million leisure journeys are expected on Britain's roads between Friday and Monday as motorists embark on a getaway for the May Day bank holiday.
Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner Ron Hogg says improving road safety is a priority.

Speeding clampdown sees 80 drivers a day caught out

Speeding drivers have been caught out after a week-long crackdown.

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Friday's strike in numbers.

Rail reminder: How Sunderland and Hartlepool services are affected by Friday's train strike

Around half a rail company's usual number of trains will operate later this week when travellers are hit by another one-day strike.
One vehicle was overturned in the incident. Image: Durham RPU on Twitter.

Three taken to hospital after vehicle overturns on A690

Three people have been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle collision on the A690.
An Arriva train.

Train strike to go ahead after talks fail

A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards.
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A planned 48-hour strike onVirginTrains East Coast has been suspended. Pic: PA.

Virgin Trains strike suspended after progress in talks with union

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.
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Shaun Morrow

Drunk brewery boss caused late-night A1 motorway pile-up as he drove without lights

A drunk brewery worker caused a late-night motorway pile-up when he drove along the A1 with no lights.

The collision has happened close to the A1018 junction. Image copyright Google Maps.

Six car smash leaves behind just damage and delays on A19

Two cars had to be recovered from a six-vehicle crash which led to the emergency services to shut off one side of the A19.
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Tragic Sunderland biker to take last ride in hearse based on dream Harley Davidson

A Sunderland biker who lost his life in a tragic crash is to take his last ride in a hearse based on his dream Harley Davidson motorbike.


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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Firefighters have been called to tackle a car fire on the A19.

Firefighters called to tackle car fire on A19

Firefighters have attended the scene of a car fire on the A19.

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A Northern Rail train.

No trains to Sunderland following Tees-Wear derby game at Middlesbrough

No trains will be running to Sunderland following the end of next week's game at Middlesbrough, rail bosses have announced.

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The number of fines issued by private companies has rocketed in the last year.

You'll never guess how much the number of private parking fines has rocketed by in the last year

The number of motorists handed parking fines by private companies soared by more than a quarter over the past 12 months, new figures indicate.

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Delays to Airport Metro services after failed train in Sunderland

Passengers are facing 25 minute delays on Metro to Newcastle International Aiport and stations in between.
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A Metro train.

Train fault causes delay on Metro system

A fault has caused delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro system.

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Cleaners Keith Simmons and Joseph Usher with the Nexus Director of Rail and Infrastructure, Raymond Johnstone on board a Metro train.

Tyne and Wear Metro hires extra cleaners for trains

The Tyne and Wear Metro is to get extra cleaners on its trains after operator Nexus pledged to improve its service.
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The van involved in Tuesday's crash.

Van driver remains in serious condition in hospital after A19 crash

The driver of a van involved in a collision on the A19 on Tuesday remains in hospital, police have said.

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Virgin East Coast Trains passenger’s reusable coffee mug refused because it hadn’t been ‘risk-assessed’

A Virgin East Coast Trains attendant refused to serve coffee to a passenger in his reusable travel mug because it had not been ‘risk assessed’.

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Lewis Michael Knapp, 20, who was killed on Saturday

Funeral details announced for victim of alleged hit-and-run

The funeral details have been announced for alleged hit-and-run victim Lewis Knapp.

The seafarers monument at the Mill Dam in South Shields

'Radical reform' needed to protect British seafaring jobs, union tells Government

Maritime trade union Nautilus International has called on the UK government for ‘radical reform’ to protect British jobs onboard UK-flagged ships.
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