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Vintage buses to grace the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: A vintage bus from a previous year's event

1:33pm Sunday 13th April 2014

VINTAGE buses will again be seen on the streets of Teesside and North Yorkshire as part of a special event.

Jury to continue deliberations in death crash trucker trial

The Northern Echo: Teesside Combined Court Centre, Magistrates and Crown, Middlesbrough GV

6:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

A JURY has been sent home for the weekend after failing to return a verdict in the trial of a trucker accused of falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into a broken down vehicle, killing a man.

Rail union announces week-long strike

The Northern Echo: Northern Rail will continue running services in the north - but MUST get better

4:26pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A WEEK-long strike by rail workers is due to begin this week.

Lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel prior to fatal A1 accident, jury told

The Northern Echo: Teesside Crown Court in Middlesbrough where the original fraud trial took place

5:44pm Monday 7th April 2014

A LORRY driver fell asleep at the wheel and ploughed into a stationary truck which had broken down on the A1, killing a father-of-one, a court was told.

Redcar MP backs rival high speed train scheme that promises more for the North

The Northern Echo: Redcar MP urges New Marske residents to have their say

6:35pm Friday 4th April 2014

AN MP has broken ranks by urging ministers to explore a rival high-speed rail scheme which promises bigger benefits to the North-East.

RMT rail union warns of threat to front-line jobs and safety as a result of re-privatisation of East Coast Mainline

The Northern Echo: East Coast Main Line: Three bidders interested in line franchise

5:48pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE RMT rail union is to hold a protest next week after warning that front-line jobs and safety are at risk as a result of the re-privatisation of the East Coast Mainline.

Injured tanker crew rescued off Teesside

The Northern Echo: TEES PIC Injured tanker crew rescued

2:49pm Monday 31st March 2014

AN injured tanker crewman was rescued by a lifeboat crew off the coast of Hartlepool this morning.

Rail passengers set to benefit from £4.2bn investment

The Northern Echo: TWO TRACKS: Looking over the bridge where Geoff Hunton spotted potential for a Hitachi test track after it was said that the successful site must have one

12:10am Monday 31st March 2014

NORTH-East rail passengers are set to benefit from a £4.2bn investment to reduce congestion, add more trains and create better stations, rail bosses say.

Franchise extension for Northern Rail will come with £632m Government subsidy

The Northern Echo: RURAL SERVICE: A Northern Rail train on the Esk Valley Line where GPS technology is being used

3:53pm Thursday 27th March 2014

NORTHERN Rail will receive a £632m Government subsidy after signing a 22-month extension to its current franchise contract.

East Coast tender takes step forward

The Northern Echo: East Coast Main Line: Three bidders interested in line franchise

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE controversial re-privatisation of the East Coast rail line has taken another step forward, with a call for detailed bids to be submitted.

Minister paints gloomy picture for future of Durham Tees Valley Airport

The Northern Echo: Durham Tees Valley Airport: Cash gloom

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

THE transport minister has questioned the future of struggling Durham Tees Valley Airport after a disastrous slump in passenger numbers.

Assaults on rail staff down, says train company

The Northern Echo: Northern's specialist response team, which tackles anti-social behaviour, awaits the arrival of one of its trains

3:09pm Friday 21st March 2014

A TRAIN company has revealed attacks on its staff have fallen by 38 per cent.

£9m to tackle pothole problem in North-East and North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: Potholes are driving motorists potty

4:33pm Thursday 20th March 2014

COUNCILS in the North-East are to share more than £6m as an “exceptional payment” in a bid to patch up pothole-ridden roads.

Craig's filling up after winning petrol prize

The Northern Echo: Craig Mackerness with Carl Smaller and Denise Robson, from Jet

5:52pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A MOTORIST has won £5,000-worth of fuel.

Arriva appoints deafness champions

The Northern Echo: Arriva North East training and development manager Tony Hart with Emma Mortimer, from accreditors Signature

6:13pm Monday 17th March 2014

A BUS company has become the first in the region to appoint deafness champions.

Proposals for West Coast to benefit from HS2 six years before East Coast

The Northern Echo: LORD BRADSHAW - HS2

4:25pm Monday 17th March 2014

A PROPOSAL to deliver the high-speed rail project six years earlier on the West Coast – but not on the East Coast – raised alarm yesterday.

MP explains absence from Commons debate

The Northern Echo: Redcar MP urges New Marske residents to have their say

5:26pm Thursday 13th March 2014

AN MP has explained his absence from a Commons debate on rail services in the region.

MP hopeful of bright future for airport after positive talks with airline

The Northern Echo: James Wharton, MP for Stockton South

4:13pm Thursday 13th March 2014

AN MP is hopeful of a bright future for Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) following positive talks with an airline.

Consultation reveals widespread support for Durham Tees Valley Airport rescue plan

The Northern Echo: Durham Tees Valley Airport chiefs hope the Government will approve their latest funding bid

2:38pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A RESCUE plan to secure the future of Durham Tees Valley Airport has widespread support, a study has found.

A66 reopens to high siders after strong winds drop

The Northern Echo:

4:30pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

THE A66 across the Pennines has been reopened to high sided vehicles after being closed for almost six hours because of strong winds.

Residents told to stay indoors after chemical fire closes A1(M) in both directions in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo: The scene on the A1 tonight. Pic courtesy: NYorksRPG

5:06pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

THE A1(M) is closed in both directions at Dishforth in North Yorkshire due to a lorry fire.

First League Cup final tickets go on sale to Sunderland fans

The Northern Echo: Sunderland players celebrate reaching the League Cup final

6:00am Monday 3rd February 2014

SUNDERLAND fans dreaming of the club's first silverware in 40 years can secure their ticket for the League Cup Final from today (Monday, February 3).

UPDATE: Man dies after car crashes into road sign on A19 slip road near Osmotherley

The Northern Echo: Serious accident closes A19 in North Yorkshire

10:40am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A MAN has died after his car overturned on a slip road off the A19 and smashed into a road sign.

Spillage causes part of the A19 to be closed

8:24pm Monday 27th January 2014

A TANKER spiilage has caused part of the A19 to be closed this evening.

Heavy duties for rail chief James

The Northern Echo: James Farnell-Smith

5:56pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A TRANSPORT body has appointed its first head of heavy rail.

Doing grand - Grand Central again top of passenger satisfaction rankings

The Northern Echo: CAPITAL TRIP: A Grand Central train pulls into King’s Cross, London, on the first trip run by the company in December 2007

6:26pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

GRAND Central has maintained its position at the top of the rankings in an independent train passenger satisfaction survey.

Criticism of line re-privatisation as Government picks bid shortlist for express train services

The Northern Echo: East Coast Main Line: Three bidders interested in line franchise

3:45pm Friday 17th January 2014

THREE bidders have been shortlisted to run the re-privatised East Coast Mainline.

Arriva drives new bus service in Hartburn, Stockton, following council subsidy cuts

The Northern Echo: The Arriva six service will travel from Stillington to Stockton town centre via Hartburn once the council cuts its bus subsidies from April 1

3:28pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A COMMUNITY threatened with being cut off has secured at least one public transport provider before its bus subsidies are withdrawn.

MP condemns dismal average speeds of North-East rail journeys

The Northern Echo: Redcar MP urges New Marske residents to have their say

5:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

TRAINS crawl at less than 60mph from the North-East to no fewer than 15 key English towns and cities, an MP has protested.

Taxi firm will no longer accept disabled passengers

4:30pm Sunday 12th January 2014

A TAXI firm will no longer take fares from wheelchair-bound passengers after being banned from charging them extra, it emerged last night.

North-East company bids to dismantle stricken cruise liner

The Northern Echo: EPS: Travel agent speaks out in wake of cruise ship disaster

4:47pm Friday 10th January 2014

STRICKEN cruise liner the Costa Concordia could be towed back to the North-East for demolition.

Cyclist killed in collision with HGV on A68 was 24-year-old man from Darlington

The Northern Echo: THE A68 is closed at Burtree Gate near Darlington after a fatal accident

3:30pm Thursday 9th January 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old cyclist from Darlington was killed in a collision with a HGV this morning.

Airport acknowledges need for extra school places

The Northern Echo: Durham Tees Valley Airport chiefs hope the Government will approve their latest funding bid

5:46pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A NORTH-EAST airport has acknowledged that it would have to pay for extra local school places if it went ahead with a 400-home housing estate.

Prime Minister pledges to examine case for improvements to A64

The Northern Echo: MP Anne McIntosh

3:39pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

DAVID Cameron has vowed to “look carefully” at the case for improvements to an accident-plagued North Yorkshire road.

Travel early to make FA Cup kick-off - police

The Northern Echo: WORRIED MAN: Gus Poyet

11:21am Friday 3rd January 2014

FOOTBALL fans travelling to Sunderland’s FA Cup tie against Carlisle this weekend (Sunday, January 5) are advised to leave plenty of time to make it for kick-off.

New charity book is on the buses

The Northern Echo: Stephen King with pupils at Roman Road Primary School

10:47am Friday 3rd January 2014

DISADVANTAGED children will benefit from sales of a new book starring the region’s buses.

Weather warning for the North East as gales expected for Friday

The Northern Echo: Met Office issues severe weather warning for gales

2:32pm Thursday 26th December 2013

MOTORISTS have been warned to check the forecast before they travel tomorrow (Friday) after weather warnings for severe gales across the North East.

Passengers urged to have their say on East Coast rail franchise

The Northern Echo: Rail operator East Coast back on track

2:23pm Thursday 26th December 2013

RAIL passengers who use East Coast trains have been invited to have their say on the service.

East Coast warn of delays to services due to bad weather

3:57pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

TRAVELLERS are being warned of delays on the East Coast Mainline tomorrow as heavy rain and high winds are forecast.

Building of HS2 should start from the North say MPs

The Northern Echo: The proposed HS2 train and David Mowat MP

12:10am Friday 13th December 2013

THE North must not have to wait 20 years for high-speed rail to arrive, a committee of MPs says today.

Giant snowball used in Middlesbrough to show 'snowball effect' of drink driving in police campaign

The Northern Echo: ON THE BALL: From left, Sergeant Gary Hatton and Assistant Chief Constable Sean White help launch Cleveland Police’s Christmas anti-drink drive initiative with a giant snowball

5:40pm Thursday 12th December 2013

POLICE have unveiled a 6ft snowball has been unveiled to use as a symbol of the snowball effect that drink driving can have.

Transport police will reveal criminals' tricks as part of efforts to cut thefts on the railway at Christmas

The Northern Echo:

2:15pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

POLICE will reveal thieves’ tricks of the trade as part of a drive to cut Christmas crime on the region’s railways.

"Positive" meeting ahead of A67 funding decision

The Northern Echo: The landslip on the A67 near Carlbury

6:00am Wednesday 4th December 2013

THREE North-East MPs yesterday held a "positive" meeting with a Government minister as part of efforts to secure almost £2.5m of transport funding for a busy commuter route hit by landslips.

Profile of Rosemary Radcliffe

2:00am Friday 29th November 2013

HIGH Court and Court of Appeal judges laid much of the blame for the huge bonuses paid to two Newcastle Airport directors at the door of the chair of the remuneration committee Rosemary Radcliffe.

Newcastle International Airport wins £8.5m bonus row - but receives damages of just £2

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Airport

1:00am Friday 29th November 2013

NEWCASTLE Airport's six-year legal battle to prove a law firm was responsible for £8.5m in bonuses claimed by two executives has ended with the international hub being awarded just £2 in damages.

Jury out in A19 death crash trial

5:03pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

A JURY has begun its deliberations in the trial of a man accused of running down and fatally injuring a cyclist on the A19.

Motorists urged to drive safely as first icy weather arrives

The Northern Echo: A gritter

6:03pm Monday 18th November 2013

DRIVERS in the North have been urged to check conditions before setting out in the next 24 hours as the first icy blasts arrive.

Council leaders give their backing to Durham Tees Valley Airport masterplan

The Northern Echo: The proposed changes to Durham Tees Valley Airport

2:52pm Sunday 17th November 2013

TWO of the region’s council leaders have given their backing to a new long term rescue plan for Durham Tees Valley Airport, which could see land sold for up to 400 houses at the site.

Opponents of railway re-privatisation claim leaked prospectus demonstrates cover-up of recent successes

The Northern Echo: FOLLOWED PROCEDURES: Transport Minister Stephen Hammond

3:32pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

MINISTERS were accused of trying to hide the success of the East Coast rail line in state hands, as the row over re-privatisation hotted up.

Increase in serious accidents involving fatalities or serious injuries

The Northern Echo: Traffic calming on Manor Road, Staplegrove

7:10am Monday 11th November 2013

THE North-East saw the biggest increase in country in accidents where people were killed or seriously injured (KSI) on the roads last year, new figures show.

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