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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.

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Sunderland Railway Station.

Train staff to strike again over 'safety dispute' with rail bosses

Train staff are set to go on strike again as part of a safety dispute with rail bosses.

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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.
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Wiltshire Way. Picture from Google Images

Police hunt hit-and-run driver after three hurt in Hartlepool road accident

Police are hunting a hit-and-run driver who fled the scene of a crash which left three people needing hospital treatment in Hartlepool.
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Inquiry launched into East Coast rail franchise

The decision to end the East Coast mainline rail franchise early is to be investigated by MPs.
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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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Officers caught 28 drivers using their mobile phones in a week-long clampdown.

Drivers caught out using mobile phones in clampdown

Drivers have again been warned not to use their mobile phones while driving after almost 30 were caught out in a week-long campaign.
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Picture: PA.

Government considering directly operating East Coast Mainline

The Government is considering directly operating the East Coast Mainline after Chris Grayling announced that the Stagecoach-led franchise would only be able to continue in its current form for a "very small number of months".
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Muriel Zeugner, who died after being struck by a car.

Family of grandmother who died after being hit by car in Hartlepool pay tribute

The family of a Hartlepool grandmother who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to a 'well-liked' member of the community.

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The delays are expected to continue until 10am today.

Train delays and cancellations between Edinburgh and Newcastle following signal fault

Rail passengers were told to expect delays and cancellations to trains travelling between Edinburgh and Newcastle today, with disruption expected until 10am.

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Northern Rail which provides rail services for Sunderland and Hartlepool, has unveiled its first state-of-the-art train which is due to become part of the network.

Check out the new Northern Rail trains set for the region

Rail passengers in the North East will soon be travelling on brand new trains thanks to a multi-million pound investment from Northern Rail.

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Police near the scene of the incident.

Five taken to hospital after two A19 crashes

Five people were taken to hospital after two collisions on the A19 this afternoon.
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Eighteen-year-old Jayden Ryder died in the crash on Friday.

Family of tragic teenager who died in crash pay tribute to their 'much-loved' daughter and granddaughter

The family of a teenager who died in a tragic crash have paid tribute to her, describing her as a ‘much-loved daughter and granddaughter who will be sadly missed by everyone’.

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Our campaign wants an inquiry into accident levels on the A19.

North-East Labour MPs in joint plea to increase transport funding in the region

All 26 Labour MPs in the North East have signed a joint letter calling on the Government to increase transport funding in the region.
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The accident happened as the pensioner was crossing Marlowe Road opposite the Catholic Club. Pic: Google Maps.

Pensioner suffers serious injuries in Hartlepool road accident

An elderly woman suffered serious injuries in a road accident in Hartlepool.
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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
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Tailbacks following an accident on the A19.

Motorists warned of delays on A19 following a crash in Sunderland

Drivers are being warned of heavy congestion following a crash on the A19 this morning.

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Lack of transport spending in North East 'indefensible' as figures show London receiving five times more per person than region

Planned transport investment in London is almost five times higher per person than in the North East, according to a new study.

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Collect tokens in this week’s newspaper to enjoy unlimited rail travel to Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and more for just £10 per person (kids go half price).

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Problems are reported on the A179. Picture by Google Maps.

Delays as surface water causes problems on key route into Hartlepool

Motorists are being warned to expect delays and hazardous driving conditions on a key route in and out of Hartlepool.

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