Tyne Tunnel single lane closures to be extended

Motorists are being warned of extended night time single lane closures inside the Tyne Tunnel.

The A1 will be closed between J65 and J66 while the North Dene footbridge at Birtley is replaced. Pic: Google Maps.

Drivers warned of A1 weekend closures as footbridge is replaced

A busy stretch of the A1 in the North East will be closed this weekend for replacement of a worn-out footbridge.

Additional one-lane closures will be in place.

Additional one-lane closures announced for Tyne Tunnel

Extended night time single lane closures have been announced for the Tyne Tunnels over the next month.

Greggs sausage rolls are a firm favourite with customers.

Airport passengers will be able to bag a pasty from new-look Greggs

The countdown has begun to the day passengers can get their Greggs fix once again as they come and go from the North East’s leading airport.

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Yorkshire Bank in Denmark Centre, South Shields, is set to close.

South Shields bank branch set to close

A bank is to close its South Shields branch as part of a shake-up of services.

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Banking giant Lloyds has been named the most inclusive employer in the country by the equality charity Stonewall. Pic: PA.

Five North East employers make it onto most LGBT-friendly list

Several North East employers have made it onto a list of the 100 most inclusive in the country.

Picture by PA.

Royal Mail hit by sharp drop in letters over Christmas

Royal Mail has revealed a sharp drop in letter mailing in the busy festive season as business worries over Brexit-hit marketing post.

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The supplier has scored the lowest in an annual energy company customer satisfaction survey for the seventh year in a row.

Npower bottom of energy customer satisfaction survey

Npower has scored the lowest in an annual energy company customer satisfaction survey for the seventh year running.
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The latest job figures have been announced by the Government.

Unemployment rises as summer jobs tipped to help more into work

More people in South Tyneside are out of work than a year ago, despite figures for people in work across the region hitting a near all time high.

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EE has been fined 2.7million for overcharging 40,000 customers

EE fined £2.7million for overcharging 40,000 mobile phone customers

Mobile phone firm EE has been fined £2.7million by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of customers.

London-based Naturist Cleaners is on the hunt for women to do household chores in the nude.

Naked female cleaners wanted for £45 an hour jobs

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses in the North East for £65 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

Emma Lewell-Buck.

South Shields MP is pleased with extra Metro services

A South Tyneside MP has welcomed a move by transport bosses to put on more morning Metro trains - but still has fears over their reliability.

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Abusive Metro passengers have been warned that they will be brought to justice.

Abusive Metro passengers warned they will be brought to justice after Hebburn man jailed

Transport bosses have warned abusive passengers they will face the full force of the law after a Hebburn man was jailed.

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Whitburn Village is first to benefit from BT Digital Durham fibre broadband.
From left BT Regional Partnership Director Simon Roberson and Coun Ed Malcolm

Village becomes first to receive superfast broadband

Whitburn has become the first place on South Tyneside to benefit from a multi-million pound broadband programme.

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There will be two new early-morning trains from South Shields.

‘The service is a joke’ - Metro passengers react to new timetable news

Metro passengers in South Tyneside have given a lukewarm reception to plans for a series of new early-morning commuter services.

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Will you be putting the Lottery on for Wednesday?

Lotto jackpot rises to £12.2million after nobody wins top prize

There will be an estimated £12.2 million jackpot in Wednesday's National Lottery draw after nobody scooped Saturday's top prize.

Have you bought the toy set?

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

Traffic delays on A19 after two vehicle smash

Smash causes traffic delays on A19 in Sunderland

A two-vehicle smash on the A19 in Sunderland is causing delays for motorists.

Lynn Eagleton hands over keys to Jess Arreja for the new Carden Store.

South Shields shop owner calls it a day after 32 years in business

A popular shopowner who put the community at the heart of her business has called it a day – after 32 years running the family-based convenience store.

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King Street's YMCA store is in need of donations. Manager Sue Glossop-Freebody

Charity shop’s mannequins are feeling the cold due to decline in donations

A charity shop in South Tyneside is so desperate for donations its window mannequins are in the nude.

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