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.

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.
Gary Fleetham, right, with son Andrew, who died following an illness four years ago.

Family of forklift truck driver killed after being hit by car pay tribute to him

The family of a man who tragically died following a collision with a car have paid tribute to him.

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.
The ballot will close on December 20.

Virgin East Coast rail workers vote on strike action in pay row

Workers on Virgin's East Coast rail line will start voting this week on whether to go on strike in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Average ticket prices across Britain will go up by 3.4%

Rail passengers set for 'largest fares hike in five years' from January

Rail passengers will be hit by the largest fares hike in five years next month.
Highways bosses have released details of roadworks across the region this week

Roadworks to watch out for across the North East this week

Highways chiefs have unveiled details of roadworks for drivers to look out for across the region this week.

From left, BBC presenter Steph McGovern, digital communications executive Kate Hall, marketing executive Jennifer Rea and Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake.

Newcastle wins prestigious Airport of the Year award

Newcastle International Airport is celebrating after being named Airport of the Year at the North of England Transport Awards.

Traffic on the A19.

A19 campaigner’s anger over Government transport cash as report lays out North-South divide

The Government has been urged to give the North East its fair share after it was revealed almost £700 more was spent per Londoner on its transport systems than our roads, rail and buses.

Emergency services are dealing with an accident on the A1.

A1 closed southbound after crash causes huge tailbacks

Part of the A1 has had to be closed following a crash.
A photo tweeted by @NECATraffic showing a build up on the A690 towards Sunderland.

Two vehicle collision causes queues on A19

A crash closed both lanes of the A19 causing a long tailback.
The incident happened on the A19 near Billingham. Picture by Google Maps.

Man charged after crash which caused five-mile tailbacks on A19

An 18-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences after a crash on the A19 which caused five miles of tailbacks.

The all weather lifeboat opposite the sunken fishing boat. Pic by RNLI/Tom Collins.

Hartlepool RNLI rescue three people after fishing boat sinks

Lifeboat volunteers rescued three people off the coast of Hartlepool after their fishing boat sunk.

The incident took place near Hartlepool on the A19. Image by Google Maps.

Emergency services attend as car turns onto its side on A19 near Hartlepool

A lane of the A19 near Hartlepool was closed after a car went onto its side.
More rail strikes take place on Wednesday.

What North-East train services are affected by Wednesday's rail strike?

Rail passengers face further disruption on Wednesday during the latest in a series of strikes by train staff.
Grahame Morris is calling on the Government to take action on the A19.

A19 ‘too often is left at a standstill for hours on end’ says campaigning MP

The Government has been taken to task over pumping an “embarrassment of riches” into the south while the A19 and other areas of the North East’s transport system flounders.

The road will be closed for 20 hours. Picture by Google Maps.

Key Hartlepool road to be closed this weekend

A key route into Hartlepool will be closed for part of the weekend as essential work is carried out.

The parking charges were introduced on an experimental basis earlier this year.

Consultation event set to discuss controversial parking charges in Seaton Carew

Council bosses are seeking more feedback on controversial parking charges introduced in Seaton Carew – ahead of a “full review”.

Virgin trains have been cancelled and delayed due to a track fault.

Virgin Trains East Coast services delayed due to track fault

Passengers travelling with Virgin Trains East Coast are facing disruption today due to an earlier track fault.
Mike Hill, MP, with Bryn Flicker of Helios Technologies.

Mike Hill: Our transport links in the North East need to be improved

We live on a small island and it should be relatively easy to travel across our country or from one end to the other. I say ‘should’ because for many people that notion bears no relation to their daily reality.

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