Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As Storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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The accident happened at this junction.

Cyclist dies after collision in Sunderland

A cyclist has died after a road collision in Sunderland.


Take a high-speed Metro trip from Hebburn to South Shields

A new Metro time lapse video takes viewers on a sprint through South Tyneside.

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Bad weather led to the Shields Ferry being suspended yesterday.

Shields Ferry returns to service after weather improves

The Shields Ferry is back in service after it was suspended due to bad weather.

The Shields Ferry.

Shields ferry suspended due to bad weather

The Shields ferry has been suspended due to bad weather.

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The A1 northbound at Bowes Incline. Picture from Google Images.

Three-vehicle smash partially closes A1

Drivers face rush-hour delays on one of the region's busiest roads this morning.
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The fire service tweeted this picture from the scene.

Four-vehicle collision on busy stretch of A1

Four vehicles have been involved in a collision on the A1 this morning.
At the presenation are  Stagecoach drivers Mark McCann, Carl Trodden, Tony Ward, Anthony Owens and George Miller with Susan Clarkson, Jack Leggett's Mum, and David Young, his Grandad.

Bus drivers raise over £4k for charity

Drivers from a South Shields bus depot have raised £4,200 in memory of a young South Tyneside boy.

Huw Lewis, corporate manager for customer services and communications at Nexus, centre, with college staff and students

Students hope to help drive Metro’s future with innovative designs

Students from are hoping to help drive the future of the Metro after creating high-tech designs.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident.

Police appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal accident on a busy North East road.
A Metro train in Sunderland.

Trains and Metros suspended after reports of a man on Sunderland railway bridge

Train and Metro services were suspended after a man reportedly climbed onto Sunderland railway bridge.
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Metro is making changing to its timetable this weekend.

Metro users reminded of timetable changes this weekend

Metro passengers are being reminded to check journey times as a new timetable comes into place from Sunday

Metro bosses are urging passengers to bring cash this morning

Metro passengers urged to bring cash

Metro commuters are being urged to bring cash to pay for tickets this morning.
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A Metro train.

Metro services back to normal after overhead line failure

Technical problems which caused delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro this morning have now been resolved.
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The A1 Western bypass near Team Valley. Picture from Google Images.

Six-vehicle smash partially closes A1

Fans travelling to tonight's Newcastle United match faced delays after a multi-vehicle accident partially blocked one of the region's busiest roads.
More than half of drivers say they don't feel safe in areas where street lights are dimmed or switched off.

Drivers left in the dark as North East councils switch off thousands of street lights

A third of street lights in the North East are being dimmed or switched off at night as councils look to save cash.

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Virgin's East Coast Mainline services have been delayed following the death on the line.

Train services on East Coast Mainline delayed after death on the tracks

Passengers using the East Coast Mainline between the North East and London are facing delays after a fatality on the line.
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Train fares overhaul aims to make buying cheapest tickets easier

An overhaul of Britain's rail fares is to be trialled to make it easier to buy the cheapest tickets.
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