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Transport cash funding targeted by MPs upset over region’s share

North East MPs have hit out at the Government with a claim it has lumped together our region with the North West to mask its lack of investment in our transport systems.

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Sujona Begum has become Sunderland's first female Asian driving instructor

Sunderland mum qualifies as city’s first female Asian driving instructor

A Sunderland mum is making her dream come true after qualifying as the city’s first Asian female driving instructor.

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Nick Jones, chief executive of Newcastle International Airport.

Newcastle Airport named as one of the happiest in the world

The North East’s largest airport, Newcastle International, was today placed fifth in a list of the world’s happiest airports.
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Liberal Democrat Campaigner Martin Haswell

Councillors call for more trains to help cope with 'Metro failures'

Liberal Democrats on Wearside are calling for an increase in the number of Northern Rail services between Sunderland and Newcastle in the morning and evening rush hours to cope with repeated failures on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Mike Ashley.

Profits plunge at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has seen half year profits dented as the retailer flagged that sales in the UK fell following store closures, reduced online promotions and as a result of Brexit hit pound.

Business

Look inside the Royal Mail’s North East hub as it handles 4.1million items ahead of Christmas

An army of Royal Mail staff are entering the crunch period of the year as the Christmas rush sets in.

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The westbound A195 at Washington. Picture from Google Images

Serious accident partially closes A195 in Washington

A busy Wearside road is partially blocked after a three-vehicle collision.

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L-R: Tony Finnegan, Hettie Findley, Steven Innes, Grant Findley.

Dozens of jobs on way as roofing firm relocates to tap into Hartlepool market

A roofing company is hoping to more than double its workforce as part of an expansion.

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Pictured left to right: Andrew Hoseason, project manager at Washington Foodbank with David McNee, centre manager at the Galleries Shopping Centre.

How shoppers can support Washington Foodbank this Christmas

The Galleries Shopping Centre is supporting Washington Foodbank in the build up to Christmas and is urging shoppers to buy an extra tin or packet of dried food for those in need as the festive season begins.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

'Immediate investigation' as rail users offered tickets for 'non-existent' services

An inquiry has been launched into the sale of train tickets after a watchdog warned that passengers may have been "misled" over festive travel.

Transport
Timber Beach Road at the point it connects with Sunderland's new Northern Spire bridge.

Part of Sunderland road to be temporarily closed so it can be connected to new Northern Spire bridge

A section of road which goes through a Sunderland business park is set to be closed for up to four weeks.
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Will you be driving home for Christmas?

Fears of four-hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.

Transport
The A19 northbound just before the Doxford Park turn-off. Copyright Google Maps.

Delays on A19 expected after three-vehicle crash

A lane on the busy A19 road has been blocked following a three-vehicle crash this morning.
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Sarah Billingham, Durham County Council project officer; Susannah Mansfield, director and landlady of The Station House; and Councillor Carl Marshall, Durham County Councils cabinet member for economic regeneration.

Micropub raises a pint to a brighter future thanks to business cash boost

A city centre bar has become the first business on a city centre street to benefit from a scheme to support small enterprises.

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Business Durham's Peter Rippingale with Rob Mason and Steve Rowell of Vivarail at the firms new premises on Spectrum Business Park in Seaham.

Rail firm on track to bring 30 new jobs to Seaham

A train company will create 30 new specialist engineering roles with the launch of a factory which will help power the railways.

Seaham
Local hairdressers can help you get ready for the party season.

Let Sunderland hairdressers get you ready to party!

How many Christmas parties have you been invited to this holiday season? One? Three? 11?

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There were delays across the Metro system yesterday.

What you said about Monday morning's Metro delays

Commuters across the North East region faced delays yesterday as the cold weather hit Metro services.
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The area covered by the latest weather warning. Image: Met Office

Further warning of severe winter weather along North East coast

The Met Office has issued a second severe weather warning for the North East coast.
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PRS Inclusion Services is now calling on more Sunderland businesses to become Partners in Employment.

Partner up to get the best from your staff

Are you maximising your workforce’s potential? Or are they tied up with everyday tasks? A partnership that supports disabled people into work could be the solution.

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Don't forget to leave extra time to defrost the car this morning

Warning to commuters after coldest night of the year

Commuters are again being urged to leave extra time to travel today after Britain shivered through its coldest night of the year.
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