Safety top priority for roads bosses as they ask the public to help choose new A19 junction layout

Highways bosses say road safety is the top priority as they invite the public to help choose a layout for a revamped A19 junction

The A19 south of Peterlee

Two taken to hospital and one arrested as police deal with FOUR accidents on the A19

Two people have been taken to hospital and one man arrested after a series of accidents on the A19 this morning.
Service distrupted after person hit by train.

Delays for passengers after person struck by train

There are major delays on the railway this evening after a person was struck by a train between Newcastle and Durham.

Chantry Place, known locally as the top road, in West Rainton.

Warning letters sent out to speeding motorists after spot checks

Warning letters are to be sent to speeding motorists following spot checks.


See the latest development as New Wear Crossing passes latest milestone

Sunderland's New Wear Crossing has passed its latest milestone, with all its supporting cables now in place.

Ryanair pilots reject £12,000 bonus offers to help ease cancellation crisis - and instead ask for better contracts

Ryanair bosses go head to head with shareholders today to address a crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline.

The 'severed hand' found on the A19. Credit: Cleveland & Durham RPU.

A19 lane closure after 'severed hand' found in central reservation

Police were forced to close part of the A19 after a 'severed hand' was found in the central reservation.

Have you been affected by Ryanair's cancellations?

Ryanair passengers 'told to pay twice for extras when re-booking'

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast to auction empty first class seats to standard class passengers

Rail passengers unhappy at the prospect of a journey in standard class on trains serving the North East can now bid for an upgrade.

Northern passengers are facing more disruption next month.

More rail strike misery for North-East train passengers

Rail users in the region face further delays following confirmation of the latest in a series of strikes over safety fears.
Accident on A690.

Drivers face delays in Sunderland due to accident

Motorists using the A690 this morning may be delayed due to build up of traffic.
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Coun Joyce McCarty at the scheme's launch.

Discounted bus travel boost for North-East teenagers

More teenagers can get access to discounted bus fares after a new agreement was reached between bus companies and local authorities.
Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks in a bid to improve punctuality

Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights daily to improve punctuality

Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will cancel up to 50 flights daily for the next six weeks in a bid to improve punctuality.

It is hoped an inquiry would look at how the A19 can be made safer.

MP vows to overcome road blocks in campaign for safer A19

The MP leading the fight for A19 safety improvements has said he will not give up until the Government relents and takes up his call for improvements.

The scene of a crash on the A19 near Seaham last month, which involved six vehicles.

A19 ‘not dangerous enough’ to receive road safety funding, say transport chiefs

Funding to make the A19 safer will not be allocated by the Government - because it is not dangerous enough.

Metro shortlisted for five transport awards.

Metro nominated for five top transport awards

The Metro service in Tyne and Wear is in the running to scoop five industry awards.

The Downhill Lane junction lay-out.

Have your say on plans to improve the A19 in Sunderland and South Tyneside

People in Sunderland and South Tyneside have the chance to find out more about plans to improve capacity, journey times and safety on the A19.

Smoke appeared in the cockpit of an easyJet flight due to an electrical fault which was known to the aircraft manufacturer, an investigation has found. Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Smoke in cockpit due to 'electrical fault' led to emergency landing at North East airport, investigation reveals

Smoke appeared in the cockpit of an easyJet flight due to an electrical fault which was known to the aircraft manufacturer, an investigation has found.
Newcastle Gateshead
A Metro train.

Track fault and failed Grand Central train cause system-wide delays on Tyne and Wear Metro

A track fault and a failed Grand Central train are causing system-wide delays on the Metro
The A184 Heworth roundabout. Picture courtesy of Google Street View.

Motorists warned of up to six months of delays on major commuter route

Motorists are warned to beware up to six months of likely delays when major roadworks begin along a commuter route later this year.

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