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Video depicts how a dualled A1 would look

A new video showing what a dualled A1 would look like between Morpeth and Felton has been released, as part of a consultation on the scheme.

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A Mk 3 coach fitted with sliding doors.

Return of the ‘LNER’ will be welcomed

The accompanying picture shows a CrossCountry Mk3 coach having been prepared for continued service beyond 2020.

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The start of the A1 single-carriageway at the end of the Felton by-pass.

Consultation to discuss A1 dualling plans

A public consultation is being held to give people a final chance to have their say on a major scheme to dual the A1, as part of £290million project to upgrade the road in Northumberland.

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Morpeth Railway Station.

Rail future is better in public hands

The recent announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the future operation of the main East Coast railway line came as no surprise to me because it was further proof that public ownership is the best way forward for a successful rail network in this country.

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Latest from Northumbria Police

Crash in Northumberland causes A1 hold-ups

A serious crash near to a junction with the A1 in Northumberland is causing tailbacks.
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High speed train at Edinburgh Waverley.

More detail is needed on timetables

The invitation last month for ‘Those Who Know The Truth’ to tell us so that we all know what is going on has produced early results.

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Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast main line trains back in public hands next month

Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) will be stripped of its contract on June 24, UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

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REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
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A taxi rank in Alnwick.

Northumberland taxi fares could rise

Taxi fares in Northumberland could rise for the first time in five years.

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Check out the latest Highways England planned roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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easyJet planes

easyJet puts its winter 2018 flights from Newcastle on sale

Airline easyJet has put thousands of tickets for its flights for winter 2018 on sale this morning, with customers urged to book early for low fares.

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A local bus in Perth.

Buses: Are they a service or a business?

The enigmatic bus is a paradoxical form of transport, loved and loathed according to its location and activity.

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Roadworks planned for this week by Highways England.

Roadworks on trunk roads in the North East this week

Here's a summary of roadworks planned on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland, North Tyneside and beyond this week (Monday 19 to Sunday 25).

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Motorists are being warned not to drive through floodwater.

Four out of five young motorists 'would risk lives in a flood'

Four out of five 18 to 34-year-old drivers in the North East would gamble with their safety by driving through floodwater – even though this is the leading cause of death during a flood, new figures have revealed.

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Highways England is planning roadworks next week.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast rail franchise to end early

Stagecoach's contract to run the East Coast Mainline rail franchise will end earlier than expected.

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Highways England is planning roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major routes in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

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The effect of large cars in car parks marked out with standard bays is to make it difficult for people in adjacent bays. Picture by John Wylde.

The ‘large cars’ problem

It has been announced that new car sales have fallen by more than five per cent in the past year, and they are expected to fall by at least a similar amount in the coming year.

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Newcastle International Airport

New marketing campaign for Newcastle Airport is flying high

A new marketing campaign has been launched by Newcastle International Airport.

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