Travel: Scaling the heights and slopes in beautiful Tignes

I edge out onto the Grande Motte glacier, looking out over dozens of gleaming, snow-covered mountains at more than 3,100 metres.

You might be able to claim a refund if your flight is delayed. Pic: PA.

James Walker: What you can do when airlines let you down

Flight delays can be caused by lots of problems – anything from sudden snowstorms, foggy mornings or even the occasional disobedient volcano.

REVIEW: Byron’s Restaurant and Seaham Hall

REVIEW: Byron’s Restaurant and Seaham Hall

From the marital home of the fabulously decadent Lord Byron, to providing bootleg booze to Al Capone, and a slightly less glamorous chapter as a TB hospital – if only Seaham Hall’s walls could talk.

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Newcastle to Amsterdam ferries looking shipshape after £4.5m makeover

Newcastle to Amsterdam ferries looking shipshape after £4.5m makeover

DFDS’s Newcastle to Amsterdam ferries have been decked out in style after a £4.5million makeover.

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Slaley Hall, near Hexham, Northumberland

REVIEW + WIN: Dinner and overnight stay at Slaley Hall, Northumberland

Settings don’t get much more picturesque than the grand grounds of Slaley Hall.

Workers can take advantage of the way Easter falls this year.

How to enjoy 18 days off this Easter by using just nine days' holiday

With Christmas holidays now a distant memory and March just round the corner, a prolonged break from work may seem like just wishful thinking.

Here's what to do if your flight is delayed due to Storm Doris. Picture: Pixabay.

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As Storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

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Winter weather is predicted to return to the North East later this week.

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week.

Drivers spend an average of five days stuck in traffic last year, a study found.

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found.

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Rock The Boat takes place on board the magnificent cruise ship Magellan.

Rock The Boat music cruise sets sail for the North East

A unique cruise which combines life on the ocean waves with a live music festival is coming to the North East.

Sustainable travel officer Tony Davison has described the new funding for the scheme as "great news".

Hartlepool’s green travel scheme to continue after £3.2m boost

Hartlepool’s green travel scheme has had its future secured after being awarded a share of a £3.23million funding pot.

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Train fares overhaul aims to make buying cheapest tickets easier

An overhaul of Britain's rail fares is to be trialled to make it easier to buy the cheapest tickets.
Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?

Grand Central Rail named UK's highest-rated long distance operator

Grand Central Rail is amongst the top train operators for customer satisfaction, according to a survey by Which?
Network Rail is carrying out a6million maintenance programme on the track north of York.

Train users warned of weekend disruption between York and Newcastle

Train passengers have been warned of months of weekend disruption between North East stations and York.

Greggs sausage rolls are a firm favourite with customers.

Airport passengers will be able to bag a pasty from new-look Greggs

The countdown has begun to the day passengers can get their Greggs fix once again as they come and go from the North East’s leading airport.

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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.

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.
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.
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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