Second-hand tyres putting drivers' lives at risk

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old.
The A19 northbound at the A1231 junction. Picture from Google Images.

Woman injured as three-vehicle smash closes lane of A19

A woman has been taken to hospital after a three-vehicle accident on the A19 this morning.
Additional single lane closures are planned for the Tyne Tunnel.

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.

The crash happened on Leam Lane, between Whitemare Pool and Mill Lane. Pic: Google Maps.

South Shields teen fights for his life after two-vehicle smash

A teenager is in a critical condition after he was involved in a collision on a major route in and out of South Tyneside.

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.

The accident happened next to East Boldon Metro Station.

Pensioner remains in 'serious' condition after being hit by car

An elderly woman is in a 'serious but not life-threatening' condition after being knocked over.

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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The A184 Felling Bypass road. Copyright Google Maps.

Four-car crash on Felling Bypass causes tailbacks for drivers

A multi-vehicle smash on the busy Felling Bypass is causing delays for drivers.

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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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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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.

The Shields Ferry was suspended from about 5pm.

Shields Ferry suspended due to tidal surge

The Shields Ferry was suspended this evening due to a 'tidal surge'.

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Photographer Dean Matthews spotted this errant trampoline in Blackwood Road, Town End Farm, last night

Homes without power and travel restrictions in place as high winds batter North East

Around 300 homes across Wearside, South Tyneside and Durham are without power after high winds battered the North East.
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Boards in some Metro stations are displaying incorrect information this morning.

Metro boards were showing 'incorrect information'

Information boards in some Metro stations displayed wrong train times this morning
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Virgin Trains operate services through Doncaster.

Death on the tracks causes delays on East Coast Main Line

A person has been hit by a train, causing major delays to a number of services this morning.

Metro services are delayed after an ambulance was called

Metro delays after medical alert

Metro commuters are facing delays after a medical incident.


Air passengers can still fly despite strikes, British Airways announces

An airline has vowed to keep planes in the air during a strike by cabin crew.

A track fault near to East Boldon Metro station has caused delays.

Grit blamed after Metro service suspended on section of line due to track fault

Part of the Metro line was closed this afternoon after grit was said to be the cause of a track fault.
The A19 northbound close to the A183 Chester Road junction.

Rush hour tailbacks on A19 after two vehicles crash

Delays hit the A19 northbound after a collision near to a junction.
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