Quiche and leggings in, pork pies and edam cheese out - changes to how UK inflation is calculated

Women’s exercise leggings and action cameras such as GoPros have been added to the basket of goods and services used to calculate inflation in the UK.
Honor Etherington, senior veterinary surgeon at Hadrian Vets

Warning as deadly rabbit disease spreads through North East

Pet owners are being warned of a deadly disease which could kill their animals within days.


Insurers facing £35million of weather damage car claims, experts estimate

The Beast from the East has left car insurers with an estimated total bill of £35 million, according to the AA.
A previous Nevfest at the Stadium of Light

North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) to go ahead at Sunderland's Stadium of Light despite weather

Vegans, vegetarians and curious meat-eaters can stay warm and stock up on treats as the region's largest vegan festival takes place this weekend.


A19 at Testos and other major routes clear - but drivers still advised not to travel unless necessary

The A19 and other major routes in Tyne & Wear have remained relatively clear this morning, with none of the grim scenes of the previous days.
Theresa May. Pic from PA

Theresa May cancels visit to the North East due to weather - Brexit speech to be made in London

Theresa May has pulled out of her visit to the North East today due to the extreme weather conditions.
Picture by PA

Train passengers advised not to travel today or tomorrow as extreme weather continues

Rail passengers have been urged to scrap their travel plans for today and tomorrow as the fierce weather continues.

Picture from Google Streetview of the A66 near Darlington

'Snow baby' delivered by side of A66 in North East

A baby has been delivered by the side of a major road as snow causes chaos for drivers.

Picture by Fiona Thompson

Power cuts and more disruption feared as amber weather warning for snow in North East extended into Friday

People in the North East are being warned to expect the extreme weather to continue as forecasters extend their amber warning into Friday.


Crazy conditions as wild weather batters Seaham seafront

This was the crazy scene at Seaham today as we face another day of extreme weather.

Rare red weather warning extended to other parts of UK - indicating danger to life

Forecasters have extended a red weather warning - indicating a risk to life and potential for severe damage and disruption - as the bitter weather continues.

Metro urges passengers to only travel if they must as it announces reduced services for Thursday

Metro bosses have urged passengers to only travel if they really need to as they prepare for another day of extreme weather.


More snow coming as amber weather warnings in place for next three days in the North East

The North East awoke to a blanket of snow this morning - and more is set to come as warnings remain in place for the next three days

Metro services back running after points problem caused delays as snow hits North East

Metro passengers have been facing some delays this morning due to a points issue, but services are running to all destinations.
A gritter out in Jarrow during a previous winter

Snow teams on standby to keep South Tyneside moving as winter weather bites

Teams are gearing up to keep South Tyneside moving as the winter weather hits.

Tyneside Cinema, George Gently and The Dumping Ground honoured at Royal Television Society Awards 2018

A much-loved North East cinema and TV series filmed in the region have received honours at the Royal Television Society Awards 2018.
TV and Film
Theresa May

Theresa May travelling to the North East to set out vision for Brexit

Theresa May is travelling to the North East this coming week to give a keynote speech on Britain's exit from the EU.
Marsden Bay. Picture by John Millar

Volunteers needed to help turn the tide on marine litter at coastal beauty spots

An army of volunteers is being recruited to help turn the tide on marine litter on our beaches.

Roadworks Round-up: Where you're likely to face traffic woes around South Tyneside on Wednesday February 21

Here is a list of roadworks likely to cause delays on Wednesday:

Roadworks Round-up: Closures and delays in the South Tyneside area on Tuesday 20/02/2018

Here are the roadworks which may cause delays for drivers in the South Tyneside area:

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