How UK drivers are stealing fortunes from filling station forecourts

Filling stations across the UK have been hit by more than 25,000 incidents of fuel thefts in the last year, new figures have revealed.

Video footage shows trespassers on the line at Sunderland's Millfield Metro station

Video shows youngsters gambling with death on North East rail lines

North East youngsters are gambling with their lives on the region's railways.
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Firefighters help a passenger from the stricken train

Dozens of passengers evacuated after fire on East Coast Main Line train

More than 50 passengers and crew had to be evacuated from a train on the East Coast Main Line after a fire broke out in one of the engines.
Work on the New Wear Crossing is already underway.

Part of Sunderland road to be closed for weekend next month as part of New Wear Crossing works

A 300-metre section of a Sunderland road is to be closed early next month.

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The A1 will have lane closures and a full overnight closure for bridge joint repairs to be carried out. Pic: Google Maps.

More misery for drivers as roadworks return to the A1

Part of the A1 on Tyneside will be closed this week - just a month after the road was fully reopened after two years of roadworks.
Newcastle Gateshead
Police have arrested four men following a fatal crash in Gateshead.

Four arrested after fatal crash in Gateshead

Police have arrested four men following a fatal car crash in Gateshead.

Four people have died in a car crash near Scarborough.

Four dead after HGV collides with car on North road

Four people have died after an HGV and car collided on a main North road.

Two people who left the crash scene are being sought by police. Pic: Google Maps.

Police appeal to trace two people who left scene after fatal BMW crash

Police are appealing for help to find two people who are believed to have fled the scene of a fatal accident early today.

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MP Sharon Hodgson.

Wearside MP urges Transport Secretary to back Metro extensions plans

A Wearside MP has written to new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, urging him to support plans to extend the Metro.

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A hole in the lane behind 159 Chester Road, Sunderland.

Investigation launched after hole opens up in Sunderland street

Council bosses are investigating a mysterious hole that has opened up in a back lane off a major Sunderland road.

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A690 at Rainton Bridge. Pic: Google.

Rush hour crash on A690 closes one lane of slip road at Rainton Bridge

A collision on the A690 Durham road has closed one lane of the slip road at Rainton Bridge

Houghton and Hetton
The car hit the lamppost at this junction.

Car hits lamppost in Hartlepool street

A car has hit a lamppost in a Hartlepool street.

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The tragedy unfolded near the Groyne, in South Shields.

Devastated family appeal for heroic surfer to come forward after man dies in jet ski tragedy

The devastated niece of a man who died in a jet ski tragedy is calling for a surfer who risked his life to save him to come forward

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Man arrested after taxi driver killed while trying to help at A19 crash scene

Police are appealing for information after a fatal collision on the A19
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Artist's impression of how new Metro rolling stock might look

Metro bosses unveil plans to extend network, including direct link between Sunderland and South Tyneside

Ambitious plans to extend and expand the region’s rail and Metro networks have been drawn up by public transport bosses.

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A Northern Rail train.

Broken down train causes delays between Hartlepool and Newcastle

A broken down train near Seaham is causing disruption to trains between Hartlepool and Newcastle.

Traffic backed up along towards the John Reid Road roundabout.

Work to begin on busy South Tyneside roundabouts

Work will start next week on improving two notorious roundabouts in South Tyneside.

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Union members at Virgin East Coast will start voting next week on whether to launch a campaign of action.

Delays after person hit by train on East Coast Main Line

A number of trains are delayed after a person was hit on the East Coast Mainline today.

Delays have been reported on the A19 northbound.

Delays reported after car crashes into A19 central reservation

Drivers have experienced delays this afternoon after a car crashed into the central reservation of the A19.

Eileen Brennan died when she was hit by a bus in Darlington.

Family's tribute to great-gran who died in Darlington bus crash

The family of the woman killed when a bus crashed in a County Durham town today paid tribute to her.

County Durham
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