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'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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Research found that more fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon.

Full moons increase chances of fatal motorbike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

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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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Eight flights have been cancelled at Newcastle Airport today.

Eight flights cancelled at Newcastle Airport

Eight flights have been cancelled at Newcastle Airport today.

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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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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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Extra Metro trains to help passengers over festive period

The Tyne and Wear Metro has revealed extra trains will be running during the festive season as it gears up for its busiest time of the year.
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Santa set to step on board the Shields Ferry to meet youngsters

Excited youngsters are set to get the chance to meet Santa Claus on the Shields Ferry next week.

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The vehicle is blocking the A688. Image by Google Maps.

Tailbacks after broken down lorry blocks road

Motorists are facing delays after a lorry broke down, blocking a road in both directions.
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Roadworks on the Felling Bypass will be lifted two weeks early. Pic: Google Maps.

Good news for drivers as roadworks set to finish two weeks early

Roadworks on the Felling bypass between Whitemare Pool and Heworth roundabout will be completed by this weekend – two weeks early.

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Delays on Metro after train withdrawn from service

Metro passengers in South Tyneside are suffering disruption this morning after a train was withdrawn from service.
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A Metro train.

Police recover cable stolen from Metro system

Police say they have recovered rcable which was stolen earlier this week, causing chaos on the Tyne and Wear Metro system.

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The incident took place between Darlington and Durham.

Rail delays on East Coast main line after person dies after being hit by train

Rail passengers are facing major delays after a person was killed after hit by a train.
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