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South Tyneside recruitment firm boss is aiming high

A specialist business in South Tyneside is looking ahead - with a view maximising its growth potential.

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MPs have hit out at the funding of transport in the North East.

Transport cash funding targeted by MPs upset over region’s share

North East MPs have hit out at the Government with a claim it has lumped together our region with the North West to mask its lack of investment in our transport systems.

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Nick Jones, chief executive of Newcastle International Airport.

Newcastle Airport named as one of the happiest in the world

The North East’s largest airport, Newcastle International, was today placed fifth in a list of the world’s happiest airports.
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Lorna receives her award from Gary Lewis, chief executive of The Travel Network Group, and Lisa Henning, group

Top award for South Tyneside travel agent

South Tyneside independent travel expert Lorna Hardy has picked up the prestigious award.

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The broken-down HGV. Credit: @NELiveTraffic

Broken-down lorry moved from busy road

A broken-down lorry threatening to cause rush-hour disruption has been moved from a busy road in South Tyneside

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Mike Ashley.

Profits plunge at Mike Ashley's Sports Direct

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has seen half year profits dented as the retailer flagged that sales in the UK fell following store closures, reduced online promotions and as a result of Brexit hit pound.

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Look inside the Royal Mail’s North East hub as it handles 4.1million items ahead of Christmas

An army of Royal Mail staff are entering the crunch period of the year as the Christmas rush sets in.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

'Immediate investigation' as rail users offered tickets for 'non-existent' services

An inquiry has been launched into the sale of train tickets after a watchdog warned that passengers may have been "misled" over festive travel.

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Will you be driving home for Christmas?

Fears of four-hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.

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The A19 northbound just before the Doxford Park turn-off. Copyright Google Maps.

Delays on A19 expected after three-vehicle crash

A lane on the busy A19 road has been blocked following a three-vehicle crash this morning.
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There were delays across the Metro system yesterday.

What you said about Monday morning's Metro delays

Commuters across the North East region faced delays yesterday as the cold weather hit Metro services.
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The area covered by the latest weather warning. Image: Met Office

Further warning of severe winter weather along North East coast

The Met Office has issued a second severe weather warning for the North East coast.
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Don't forget to leave extra time to defrost the car this morning

Warning to commuters after coldest night of the year

Commuters are again being urged to leave extra time to travel today after Britain shivered through its coldest night of the year.
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Map of the area of the North East coast covered by today's yellow alert. Picture: Met Office

Met Office issues yellow warning over snow and ice along North East coast

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow and ice covering the entire North East coast today and overnight.
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Passengers travelling on the Metro this morning will face delays on services due to the severe weather.

Metro misery as trains fail due to severe weather

Passengers travelling on the Metro this morning will face delays as services are affected by the severe weather.
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People take part in sledding on Gold Hill Common, Chalfont St Peter, in Buckinghamshire, today. Much of the country has been affected by snow and icy conditions.

Warning to motorists as North East braces for icy weather

Drivers are being urged to take extra care as the cold weather continues across the North East.

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What are your rights when returning Christmas gifts?

Want to get your money back on faulty or unwanted gifts? Here's what you need to know.

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Paul Harris, security manager for Metro

Metro hires ex-soldier and former Afghanistan embassy protector as new security chief

Metro bosses have hired a former Redcap with experience in Afghanistan to take over security on the system.

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Testo's roundabout

Crews called to car fire at Testo's roundabout

Fire crews are dealing with a car fire at Testo's roundabout.

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(from left) Fraser Thomson, Fairstone finance director Scott Hopkinson and Fraser McPhate

South Tyneside firm Fairstone expands north of the border

Boldon-based chartered financial planning firm Fairstone has added another business to its portfolio.

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