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Travel review: Lakeside splendour in Ambleside

Winding along the road in bright sunshine it was difficult to imagine the storm  devastation that just 12 months ago had crippled this part of Cumbria.

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Newcastle International Airport achieved an on-time performance of more than 90% last year.

Newcastle named the world's most punctual small airport

Newcastle International Airport has been announced as the most punctual small airport in the world, with nine out of 10 flights leaving and arriving on time.

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Clearing snow and ice from your windscreen before you set off is a must.

How to drive safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

With a wintry January on the cards, police experts are advising motorists to take extra precautions, with the following advice for driving in icy conditions.

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A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Christmas Day ahead of the arrival of Storm Conor.

What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?

People are being urged to brace themselves for more blustery weather on Christmas Day.
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Today is expected to be the busiest day for traffic over the festive period as millions of people embark on the Christmas getaway.  Pic: PA.

Drivers warned to be 'very savvy' as Storm Barbara hits busiest day of festive getaway

People driving home for Christmas are urged to be "very savvy" about their travel plans as Storm Barbara hits the UK.
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Canal Houses Bruges

TRAVEL REVIEW: A guide on what to see, eat and drink in Bruges

Beer and bratwurst is to Bruges what bread is to butter. So if you like your beers heavy and your sausages supersize then this is the city break for you.

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DAY TRIP REVIEW: Feeling festive at Edinburgh's Christmas attractions

Scrooges beware – I defy anyone not to feel festive on a visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions.
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Stagecoach North East has called for urgent action from Tyne and Wear's transport authority and local councils

North East bus services hit by congestion crisis, warn transport bosses

The North East's bus services are being hit by a congestion crisis, transport bosses have warned.

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Katy atop Dalsnuten

Fjord focus: Swapping the North East for Norway’s natural charms

“Roughly £8 a pint” is the answer to the question most people ask when you say you’ve been to Norway.

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Will you be jetting off with Ryanair?

New Ryanair routes announced for winter holidays from Newcastle Airport

Five new routes have been launched at Newcastle Airport for passengers hoping to jet off for a change of scene this winter.
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Rockliffe Hall

REVIEW: Get on board for an amazing wine journey at Rockliffe Hall

Like me, have you ever looked at someone swigging a bottle of the finest plonk and wondered what the fuss is all about?
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Why leaves on the line might delay your train journey

'Leaves on the line' might sound like an old British Rail excuse for poor punctuality, but it's a very real problem for rail operators at this time of year.
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North East castle among 11 spooky places for a Halloween mini-break

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe'en – or any time of year.
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Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration travel company has launched direct flights from Newcastle.

New flights to Norway launched from Newcastle

Those who fancy a trip to Norway will now be able to fly direct from Newcastle as Norwegian travel company Hurtigruten launches new flights.
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Skinny bridge cityscape

Bag a bargain with 2-4-1 cruise offer for North East passengers

Fancy going Dutch this Christmas?

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Terror attacks like the one in Tunisia have put people off taking beach holidays. Pic: PA.

Fewer Brits taking beach holidays abroad due to terrorism fears

Beach holidays have fallen in popularity due to fears over terrorism, according to new research.

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Florida is being hit by Hurricane Matthew

Due to travel to Florida? Here’s the official guidance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade and is currently sweeping its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States.

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Take a virtual ride on Blackpool’s new £16m rollercoaster

Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

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Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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The KLM service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Amsterdam has seen a growth in passengers.

KLM renews agreement with Durham Tees Valley Airport after passenger boost

Airline KLM has renewed a long term agreement with Durham Tees Valley airport after seeing an increase in the number of passengers using its Amsterdam service.
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