Sunderland MP says Heathrow expansion could benefit the North East

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, has reacted to the Government’s decision to expand Heathrow.


Work on Sunderland's new Wear Crossing hits the halfway mark, with more than half a million hours clocked up

The project to build a new bridge across the River Wear in Sunderland is half-way there – with more than 500,000 man hours completed on site so far.
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Metro train.

Tyne and Wear Metro line fully reopens after power fault

A power fault which closed part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a second day of misery for travellers, has now been corrected.
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The scene of the crash. Picture by: Paul Sykes.

Road reopens after overturned car blocks A19 off-slip at Sunderland

The road has been reopened after a car overturned on the A19 off-slip at the A183 Chester Road junction.
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A two-vehicle crash has blocked two lanes of the A1.

A1 crash cleared - lanes reopen

Both lanes reopen after after two-vehicle crash on A1

Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
Two vehicle smash closes busy South Tyneside road

Two vehicle smash closes busy South Tyneside road

Lizard Lane is Whitburn is closed after an accident this morning.

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Grand Central has increased the number of 'dry' services this weekend

Extra police on duty as Sunderland and Middlesbrough fans travel to London

Black Cats fans are being warned drunken behaviour on trains will not be tolerated as both Sunderland and Middlesbrough head for the Capital tomorrow.

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The Great North Air Ambulance was in attendance.

Police appeal after 'serious' crash in South Tyneside sees cyclist taken to hospital

Police are appealing for information after a man was taken to hospital following a serious collision in South Tyneside.
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The A19 at Sunderland. Pic: Google.

One lane reopens after overturned vehicle closes A19 southbound at Sunderland

A vehicle has overturned on the A19 causing heavy delays southbound between Sunderland and Doxford Park.
The A1 off-slip for A167 Chester-le-Street. Pic: Google.

Lane reopens after two-vehicle smash south-bound on the A1

A two-vehicle smash which caused severe delays southbound on the A1 between Washington and Chester-le-Street junctions has been cleared.
Police want rail passengers to 'discreetly' text them about incidents and crimes on trains.

Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking

Police are suggesting that rail travellers should text an incident alert - if they see a passenger smoking on a train.

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Recovery work on the A689 this morning.

Delays after car ends up stuck on barrier on A689

One of the region's busiest roads was partly closed after an accident this morning.
Parts of the A19 will be closed.

Motorists warned of delays due to road closures on A19 and A1M

Motorists should leave extra time for their journeys due to road closures.

The strikes have been cancelled.

Sunderland Stagecoach drivers cancel four planned strikes in city

Strikes planned by bus drivers in Sunderland over a pay row have now been cancelled.
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A1231 Sunderland Highway. Pic: Google.

Multi-vehicle crash causes delays on A1231 Sunderland Highway near Nissan

A multi-vehicle crash is causing delays for rush-hour motorists on the A1231 Sunderland Highway.

First section on the New Wear Crossing assembled to be placed over a section of the river

First phase of Sunderland’s new Wear Crossing moves into place

Sunderland’s new bridge is taking a massive step forward today - literally.

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Captain Robert Bull, 40, who died in a light aircraft crash, along with First Officer Francis Simmonds.

Captain's heart problems could be cause of fatal air crash of plane due to fly to Sunderland match

A fatal light aircraft crash could have been caused by the captain suffering a severe heart problem, accident investigators said.

Watch amazing timelapse footage of Sunderland's new bridge taking shape

Sunderland's New Wear Crossing is taking shape, with the first section of the bridge deck being launched out over the River Wear today.

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A Stagecoach bus

Stagecoach bus drivers in Sunderland to go on strike in row over pay rise

Bus drivers on Wearside have announced that they are to trike on four successive Mondays in a row over pay.

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