Bypass to be closed overnight in major roundabout works

A busy Tyneside road will be closed overnight as part of a major roadworks project.

Roadworks at Heworth Roundabout

Drivers warned of Felling Bypass closure as Heworth Roundabout roadworks continue

Drivers are being warned that the Felling Bypass will close at Heworth Roundabout overnight from midnight on Sunday until 6am on Monday as work on the Heworth Roundabout presses ahead.

Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion.

Companies face charges for digging up roads in bid to tackle congestion

Charges for utility companies digging up roads will be rolled out across England to reduce congestion, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

Angela Howey will lead BT's North East board.

Angela aims to make a connection as BT rings the changes

BT is ringing the changes with its North East management.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg

South Shields MP urges Government to get to grips with Brexit as fears grow over North East impact

Business and political leaders have urged the Government to get to grips with Brexit after warnings that the North East could be hardest hit by the UK leaving the European Union.

The very areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit.

Why areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit

The very areas of the UK which voted Leave in June 2016 are likely to be the ones hardest hit by Brexit.


Steelworkers 'shamelessly bamboozled' over pensions scheme, say MPs

A major pensions mis-selling scandal is erupting according to MPs, who said British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members had been "shamelessly bamboozled".
Unions are warning that one in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month.

Thousands of children of public sector workers are now living in poverty, research shows

One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning.

The RAC has claimed there is scope for a reduction in pump prices.

RAC says supermarkets should reduce fuel prices by at least 2p a litre

Supermarkets should cut at least 2p per litre off the price of petrol and diesel amid falling wholesale costs, according to a motoring organisation.
Testo's roundabout

One person taken to hospital after collision partially closes southbound A19

One person was taken to hospital after an accident which partially closed  the A19 this afternoon.
There have been delays on the A194M. Picture by Google Maps.

Delays on key road after problems with ice

Drivers have faced delays this morning on a key North East road after work to remove ice from the carriageway.

Would you like to see more 20mph zones?

Would you like to see more 20mph zones where you live?

More than four lives a year have been saved since the introduction of 20mph zones in one of Britain's major cities, a study has found.
Siemens in Hebburn.

Jarrow MP reassured over Siemens job loss fears

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn says hundreds of jobs at the town’s Siemens engineering plant are safe - for the time-being.

Wonderland Amusements, Ocean Road

Disused gaming arcade to become new store in South Shields

A disused amusements arcade is being taken over by a retailer which specialises in clothing for the classroom to the workplace.

William Ellis, last year's Screwfix Top Trade Apprentice winner.

South Shields business searches for top apprentice

A South Shields business is on lookout for a top apprentice as it launches an annual competition.


Delays on Metro after passenger requires treatment from paramedics

Delays are reported on the Metro service after an ambulance was called to treat a passenger who had fallen ill.


Inquiry launched into East Coast rail franchise

The decision to end the East Coast mainline rail franchise early is to be investigated by MPs.
Delays have been reported in the Sunderland area.

Delays on Metro after fault in Sunderland area

Metro passengers faced delays after a track circuit fault in the Sunderland area this morning.
Families have been asked to chat to their youngsters about the dangers of playing near the electricity network by Northern Powergrid.

Power firm's plea to discuss danger of playing near electricity network with youngsters

Families are being urged to have a lifesaver of conversation with their youngsters as the half term gets under way.

First class quiet coaches to be scrapped on trains from North East

Passengers travelling from the North East to London, Scotland and York will no longer be able to opt for a quieter journey if they want to travel first class.

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