The new wave of flexible working: good news for working parents

There is a new way of working which is gaining popularity in the UK, and it is great news for parents who want a credible and flexible career option.
Metro train.

Tyne and Wear Metro line fully reopens after power fault

A power fault which closed part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a second day of misery for travellers, has now been corrected.
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The scene of the crash. Picture by: Paul Sykes.

Road reopens after overturned car blocks A19 off-slip at Sunderland

The road has been reopened after a car overturned on the A19 off-slip at the A183 Chester Road junction.
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A two-vehicle crash has blocked two lanes of the A1.

A1 crash cleared - lanes reopen

Both lanes reopen after after two-vehicle crash on A1
Traffic is building up while improvement works are going on at Lindisfarne Roundabout.

Jam-busting work at busy A19 junction is on schedule

A major overhaul of a busy South Tyneside junction is on time and on budget, the company behind the work has claimed.

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Metro services have been disrupted between South Shields and Hebburn

UPDATE: Metro services resume after South Shields-Hebburn line reopens

There was misery for Metro passengers in South Tyneside on Sunday as an overhead line fault meant no trains were running between South Shields and Hebburn for around eight hours.
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Minister reveals £4million plan to boost electric car numbers in bid to calm Nissan's Brexit fears

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out a £4million plan to boost the number of electric vehicles on the UK's roads as he met Japanese automotive chiefs in an effort to reassure them about Brexit.

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Former Prince Edward pub, The Derby Sports Bar

Pub’s relaunch is out of the starting blocks with sports bar revamp

A £200,000-plus revamp of a well-known South Shields pub aims to give the business a sporting chance of drawing in a bigger crowd as it reopens today.

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Colmans, South Shields

South Shields chippy Colmans hopes to batter the opposition

A South Tyneside chip shop is hoping the judges of a prestigious award find it to their taste.

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Carlos Ghosn at the launch of the Sunderland-built mark two Qasqai

Nissan set to decide whether Sunderland plant will build new Qashqai

Nissan will decide next month whether its Wearside plant will build a third generation of the best-selling Qashqai, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn has revealed.
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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.
Grand Central has increased the number of 'dry' services this weekend

Extra police on duty as Sunderland and Middlesbrough fans travel to London

Black Cats fans are being warned drunken behaviour on trains will not be tolerated as both Sunderland and Middlesbrough head for the Capital tomorrow.

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Cooplands is moving into this property in King Street, South Shields.

Pasty wars looming as bakery prepares to rival Greggs in South Shields

South Shields could be set for pasty wars after a bakery secured premises in the town.

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The Great North Air Ambulance was in attendance.

Police appeal after 'serious' crash in South Tyneside sees cyclist taken to hospital

Police are appealing for information after a man was taken to hospital following a serious collision in South Tyneside.
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Mr Men and Little Miss to feature on new set of stamps - are you happy or grumpy about it?

Stamp collectors of a certain age will be very happy, or even grumpy, after news that the Royal Mail is issuing a special set to celebrate the Mr Men and Little Miss set of books.

Post Office. Pic: PA.

Thousands of Post Office staff to stage walk-out over jobs, pensions and branch closure dispute

Thousands of Post Office workers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over jobs, pensions and branch closures.

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Costa Coffee starts serving alcohol - ciderccino anyone?

Coffee lovers who fancy something more than a caffeine kick may be in luck - as a Costa Coffee branch is set to add booze to its menu.

The A19 at the Tyne Tunnel. Pic: Google.

Jarrow crash causes delays on A19 near Tyne Tunnel

A crash at Jarrow is causing delays northbound on the A19 near the Tyne Tunnel.

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Asda North East Clothing depot

‘Isis landmine’ package sent to Asda depot - investigation launched after worker shook and opened the hoax box

A supermarket giant has launched an investigation after a worker sparked a security scare by shaking and opening a box with a message claiming it was a land mine from Islamic State.

Five hundred roles in Royal Mail are available this Christmas.

Royal Mail taking on 500 Christmas staff in the North East

Job-seekers have been given a boost after Royal Mail announced 500 new Christmas posts in the North East.

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