Major incident declared after M20 motorway bridge collapses after being hit by lorry

A major police operation is under way after a lorry hit a motorway bridge, causing it to collapse on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The steel frame of the first section of bridge deck is almost complete.

Wear getting there - latest pictures show how Sunderland's new bridge is taking shape

Work on Sunderland's new multi-million pound bridge has reached a key stage this week, as these pictures show

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Bank holiday travellers face a frustrating time as 20.7 million drivers hit the roads.

Bank holiday 'carmageddon' looms with worst road congestion for years

Drivers face "carmageddon" this weekend with the worst bank holiday congestion on UK roads for years, experts warned.

Leazes Bowl traffic works

Motorists warned of disruption in Durham City

Motorists are being reminded the latest phase of a major improvement scheme in Durham City starts on Monday.
The A19 in Sunderland.

Delays on A19 in Sunderland following three-car crash

Drivers are facing delays tonight following a crash on the A19.

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Roadworks to be lifted in the North East and Yorkshire during bank holiday weekend

Roadworks across hte North East and Yorkshire will be lifted during the bank holiday weekend.

Artist's impression of how the revamped Metro central Station will look.

Central Station Metro to close for five full weekends for modernisation work

The Metro concourse and platforms at Central Station in Newcastle are to close for five full weekends to allow for imodernisation work.

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WATCH: Drone footage of new Wear bridge taking shape

Aerial footage shot by a Sunderland dad hit new heights to show how the city’s new bridge work is taking shape.

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Three people taken to hospital after crash between car and van

Three people were taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a Transit van in Sunderland.
Virgin Trains.

Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains has welcomed the decision by The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) to suspend industrial action and return to the table for further discussions.

Passengers were told to leave the train at Brockley Whins. Picture: Steven Bourke.

Huge power surge on Metro network causes evacuation of major station

A power surge on the Tyne and Wear Metro service brought trains to a standstill, and caused a station evacuation earlier today.
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The A167 in County Durham. Image: Google

Motorists warned of road closures during maintenance work in County Durham

Motorists are advised of overnight road closures as Durham County Council carry out essential maintenance work starting next week.

A Sunderland man has died in a car crash.

Sunderland man killed in car crash

A Sunderland man has died in a car crash.

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A Virgin train.

Virgin East Coast workers set to go on strike

Workers on the Virgin East Coast trainline have voted to strike in a dispute over jobs, working conditions and safety.
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Passengers in Sunderland were hit by the line closure.

Sunday disruption for Metro passengers in Sunderland

Metro passengers in Sunderland were hit by disruption this morning following the closure of part of the line.
. bans alcohol sales on early-morning flights in crackdown on bad behaviour

An airline has banned the sale of alcohol before 8am on its flights as part of a commitment to tackle disruptive and abusive behaviour.

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A19 at Easington. Pic: Google.

Second pile-up on A19 in East Durham causes severe delays this morning

A second crash on the A19 northbound in East Durham is causing further chaos for motorists today.
East Durham
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Metro service resumed in South Tyneside after signalling problems - but expect delays

The Metro service between Bede and South Shields is back up and running - but commuters are told to expect delays
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The A19 at Peterlee. Picture from Google Images.

A19 accidents cause rush hour delays

Motorists faced delays on the A19 as police dealt with a string of accidents today.
The A690

How A690 roadworks could save lives

Works to help improve safety on the A690 are getting underway.

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