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.
The picturesque scenery of Krakow.

Polish up your cycling skills - Alan Hart gets on his bike for a journey across the southern part of Poland

Activity holidays are increasing in popularity every year as we seek adventure in pastures new.


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 airline 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.


FREE: Your chance to board the DFDS Music cruise featuring Steve Davis and Frankie & the Heartstrings

“Steve ‘interesting’ Davis is actually really interesting,” says Dave Harper about the snooker legend who’ll be swapping his cue for decks to perform a DJ set as part of a music cruise.

The distinctive cruise ship AIDA Vita.

All eyes on cruise ship whose arrival signals Port of Tyne’s busiest-ever day

Keen ship spotters will be out in force today to welcome a fascinating visitor to the Tyne.

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The Great North Run travel wristbands.

Travel wristbands will make life easier for Great North Run entrants

Wristbands that double as Metro tickets are on sale to make life easier for people at this year’s Great North Run.

The Devonshire Arms

TRAVEL REVIEW: 18th century splendour at The Devonshire Arms, Skipton, West Yorkshire

The distinctive whir of helicopter blades hummed in the background as a tweed-clad porter collected my bag from the car.

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Fun, fish and Taylor Swift - Blackpool DOES have it all

Fun, fish and Taylor Swift - Blackpool DOES have it all

Blackpool. The name sums up an image of donkeys on the beach, Kiss Me Quick hats and candy rock, but there’s a whole lot more to the Riviera of the North these days.

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