Travel review: Capital break with a twist...

As the water lapped against the boat on the tranquil water, if you closed your eyes you could be forgiven for thinking you were on a Mediterranean cruise, not just yards away from the bustle of London life.

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DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
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Stagecoach North East has called for urgent action from Tyne and Wear's transport authority and local councils

North East bus services hit by congestion crisis, warn transport bosses

The North East's bus services are being hit by a congestion crisis, transport bosses have warned.

Katy atop Dalsnuten

Fjord focus: Swapping the North East for Norway’s natural charms

“Roughly £8 a pint” is the answer to the question most people ask when you say you’ve been to Norway.

Coach operator launches Christmas Day Sunderland service

Coach operator launches Christmas Day Sunderland service

A coach company is hoping its new Christmas Day Sunderland service will prove just the ticket.

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Will you be jetting off with Ryanair?

New Ryanair routes announced for winter holidays from Newcastle Airport

Five new routes have been launched at Newcastle Airport for passengers hoping to jet off for a change of scene this winter.
Rockliffe Hall

REVIEW: Get on board for an amazing wine journey at Rockliffe Hall

Like me, have you ever looked at someone swigging a bottle of the finest plonk and wondered what the fuss is all about?

Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.

North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe'en – or any time of year.
Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration travel company has launched direct flights from Newcastle.

New flights to Norway launched from Newcastle

Those who fancy a trip to Norway will now be able to fly direct from Newcastle as Norwegian travel company Hurtigruten launches new flights.
Skinny bridge cityscape

Bag a bargain with 2-4-1 cruise offer for North East passengers

Fancy going Dutch this Christmas?

Terror attacks like the one in Tunisia have put people off taking beach holidays. Pic: PA.

Fewer Brits taking beach holidays abroad due to terrorism fears

Beach holidays have fallen in popularity due to fears over terrorism, according to new research.

Sarah and Stephen ODoherty on their wedding day in Las Vegas two years ago - with an Elvis impersonator.

Hebburn couple determined not to miss out on charity walk – from 5,000 miles away

A Hebburn couple on an anniversary trip to Las Vegas are today set to join their family on a charity walk – from more than 5,000 miles away.

Florida is being hit by Hurricane Matthew

Due to travel to Florida? Here’s the official guidance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade and is currently sweeping its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States.


Take a virtual ride on Blackpool’s new £16m rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

Metros are facing delays.

Metros to Sunderland delayed after train fault

Metros to Sunderland are currently facing delays after a train developed a fault.

Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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Hollymoor House, near Richmond, North Yorkshire

TRAVEL REVIEW: Fitness and food at a North Yorkshire rural retreat

The sun had its hat on, the birds were singing and a light breeze blew ripples on the private lake – there are certainly worse places for a workout.

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.

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The Mayor Coun Alan Smith and Mayoress Coun Moira Smith join Newcastle City Guides Chairman Ed Young and guide Ann Clouston on the very first heritage walk to the Borough. Picture by Tim Richardson

Walk is showcasing South Shields’ heritage

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside joined visitors on the first-ever dedicated City Tour of South Shields.

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