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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
The incident took place on the A1231. Image by Google Maps.

Stationary ambulance struck in multi-vehicle crash in Sunderland

Witnesses are being sought after a multi-vehicle accident which involved a stationary ambulance in Sunderland.

Research found that more fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon.

Full moons increase chances of fatal motorbike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Map of the area of the North East coast covered by today's yellow alert. Picture: Met Office

Met Office issues yellow warning over snow and ice along North East coast

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow and ice covering the entire North East coast today and overnight.
Eight flights have been cancelled at Newcastle Airport today.

Eight flights cancelled at Newcastle Airport

Eight flights have been cancelled at Newcastle Airport today.

Passengers travelling on the Metro this morning will face delays on services due to the severe weather.

Metro misery as trains fail due to severe weather

Passengers travelling on the Metro this morning will face delays as services are affected by the severe weather.
People take part in sledding on Gold Hill Common, Chalfont St Peter, in Buckinghamshire, today. Much of the country has been affected by snow and icy conditions.

Warning to motorists as North East braces for icy weather

Drivers are being urged to take extra care as the cold weather continues across the North East.

Sunderland traffic and traffic queues Dame Dorothy Street.

Big City survey reveals why readers are happy with Sunderland life

Getting stuck in traffic jams seems to be a regular problem for many of you - but what would it take to get you to abandon your car in the city?

Paul Harris, security manager for Metro

Metro hires ex-soldier and former Afghanistan embassy protector as new security chief

Metro bosses have hired a former Redcap with experience in Afghanistan to take over security on the system.

Testo's roundabout

Crews called to car fire at Testo's roundabout

Fire crews are dealing with a car fire at Testo's roundabout.

The scene on the A1231 at Southwick. Pic from NE Traffic News

Three-car smash partially closes busy Sunderland road

The A1231 Wessington Way is partially closed at Southwick after a three-vehicle accident.
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