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Corrosion and lack of lubrication contributed to crash-landing at Durham Tees Valley Airport

The Northern Echo: AIR DRAMA: The plane on the tarmac at Durham Tees Valley Airport, surrounded by flame retardant foam

5:21pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AN investigation into a crash-landing at a North-East airport has found that corrosion and lack of lubrication contributed to the accident.

Plan to give North new transport powers to be unveiled with weeks - Nick Clegg

The Northern Echo:

6:02am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BLUEPRINT for giving the North new transport powers will be unveiled within weeks, Nick Clegg pledges today (Thursday, September 18) – after the “shot in the arm” of the Scottish referendum.

Upgrade starting on key road junction next week

The Northern Echo: Works due to start at key road junction next week. TOM BANKS.

4:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WORK upgrading and re-shaping a key road junction starts on Monday (September 22).

£600m cost of A1 dualling 'a price worth paying' - MEP

6:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A EURO MP says the potential £600m cost of turning the A1 into a dual carriageway between Newcastle and Scotland is a price worth paying.

Minister's comments on train overcrowding are "strange"

The Northern Echo: ACT NOW: Claire Perry

6:04am Monday 15th September 2014

MINISTERS have been accused of misleading passengers after blaming train firms for the region’s worst overcrowded trains.

Sapphire service given royal seal of approval

The Northern Echo: KATE AND HARRY: Royal lookalikes launch a new bus service in Middlesbrough. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A NEW bus service has been given the royal seal of approval when two special passengers climbed aboard.

Train operator told to remedy overcrowding issues

The Northern Echo: ACT NOW: Claire Perry

5:02pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO train journeys across the region are on a list of the “most overcrowded” in Britain – forcing huge numbers of passengers to stand.

Rewards offered as battle stepped up against power line thieves who put lives at risk

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE battle against power cable thieves is being stepped up as power chiefs with the offer of cash rewards for those that help put them behind bars.

Nick Clegg joins calls to scrap Pacer trains

The Northern Echo: Nick Clegg says free meals will boost pupils' performance in school

6:03am Tuesday 9th September 2014

NICK Clegg has joined calls to scrap the North’s decrepit ‘Pacer’ trains – arguing it is “ludicrous” that they are still running.

Fears raised Government has set wrong tone for rail service refranchising

6:03am Monday 1st September 2014

IT is agreed that the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express refranchising exercise will shape the region's rail services for years to come.

Northern Echo launches campaign calling for major investment in North-East rail

The Northern Echo: ROLLING STOCK: A Northern Rail Pacer at Darlington railway station. Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:03am Monday 1st September 2014

NOW is the time for the Government to think big and invest in the North-East and North Yorkshire's rail network.

Van carrying windows and conservatory parts crashes on A69

The Northern Echo:

11:46am Thursday 28th August 2014

A VAN carrying windows and conservatory parts has crashed on the side of the A69 near Corbridge, Northumberland.

Shortlist of firms bidding to run region's rail services branded as "same old greedy companies"

The Northern Echo:

10:37am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE shortlist of train companies bidding to run the region's rail services have been announced by the Government .

North-East "being ignored" in new train plans, says MP

The Northern Echo:

6:24pm Sunday 17th August 2014

AN MP has said the North-East has been "totally ignored once again" in a Government consultation on rail travel.

Grand Central 'most trustworthy' says survey

The Northern Echo: POSITIVE MARKS: A Grand Central Train at Eaglescliffe Station.

12:10am Friday 15th August 2014

GRAND Central Rail is one of the UK’s most trustworthy rail companies, according to a national survey of passengers.

Fire engulfs prison van on A19 - one lane closed

The Northern Echo:

2:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

A HUGE blaze has engulfed a prison van on the A19 at Birdforth, between Thirsk and Easingwold, just after noon today.

Charter calls for Government to tackle North-South rail divide

The Northern Echo: RAIL SUMMIT: A Northern Rail train arrives at Thornaby station

5:52pm Monday 4th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS will today (Tuesday, July 5) publish a charter calling on the Government to tackle what they claim is the "North-South rail divide".

East Coast success means line should not be re-privatised, says union

The Northern Echo: MAKING MONEY: An RMT demonstration in 2009 celebrating the East Coast Main Line being brought back into public ownership. The union claims the owners have transformed the line's fortunes and it should remain out of private hands.

5:01pm Monday 4th August 2014

NEW figures showing that the publicly-run East Coast Main Line is handing back £235m to taxpayers this year is evidence that the line should not be re-privatised, a union claims.

Police bid to save lives by targeting North-East railway trespass hot-spots

5:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

POLICE officers are to target railway trespassing hot-spots in a bid to save lives after a rise in incidents in the North-East.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire (July 30 - August 5)

The Northern Echo: Police reveal speed camera locations

4:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday July 30, 2014.

Protests over rail franchise consultation

The Northern Echo: RAIL SUMMIT: A Northern Rail train arrives at Thornaby station

4:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

A TRANSPORT union has pledged to ratchet up its campaign against a "bogus" consultation on the future of rail services in the region.

Highways Agency issues A19 closure warning

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Highways Agency is warning motorists over the closure of a section of the A19 next week.

Police will use the crusher in their fight against illegal off-road bike riding

The Northern Echo: : Some of the seized motorcycles being crushed following the police crackdown. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8484964)

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YOUNGSTERS who illegally ride off-road motorbikes face having their machines crushed, police are warning.

Police appeal over train staff attack on Whitby to Middlesbrough train

The Northern Echo:

2:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE have released images of a man wanted over an attack on a railway worker on a train.

Steam engine project on track as fundraising reaches £1m

The Northern Echo: IN THE FRAME: Supporters and sponsors of the Prince of Wales locomotive gather at Darlington Locomotive Works for a dedication ceremony. The main party pictured, from left, are David Elliott, director of engineers, MP Jenny Chapman, Mark Allatt, project c

4:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

STEAM enthusiasts can sponsor a piece of the region’s railway history as fundraising for a multi-million pound locomotive reaches more than £1m.

Delays ahead as work starts on improvements to busy roads

The Northern Echo: Granted application (8248423)

2:33pm Friday 18th July 2014

WORK to improve three busy road junctions and ease traffic congestion in Chester-le-Street begins this weekend.

Minister refuses to rule out train fare increases for the region

The Northern Echo: TRANSPORT BOSS: Patrick McLoughlin

2:53pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

LOCAL rail fares may have to soar across the North -East to pay for better services, the Transport Secretary has warned.

Ministers hit back over airport policy

5:06pm Monday 14th July 2014

MINISTERS have denied a flagship policy to help regional airports is a flop – with Newcastle set to miss out altogether.

Work to smooth journey on A66

5:21pm Friday 11th July 2014

OVERNIGHT work to tackle wear and repair on the A66 between Brough, in Cumbria, and the border with County Durham, at Stainmore, started this week.

Motorists travelling to Glasgow Games urged to plan ahead

The Northern Echo: Research suggests that many travelling to the Commonwealth Games are prepared to spend up two hours on the road and plan to base themselves in towns and cities in the North-West, North-East and Yorkshire

5:54pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

DRIVERS travelling to the Commonwealth Games this month are being urged to plan their journeys.

Police travel warning after heavy early morning rain

The Northern Echo: Northumbria Police are investigating

9:42am Tuesday 8th July 2014

POLICE are advising motorists to take care on the region's roads this morning after heavy rain in some areas.

Trans-Pennine rail electrification plan in jeopardy

The Northern Echo: POTENTIAL EMBARRASSMENT: Chancellor George Osborne

6:32am Friday 4th July 2014

RAIL chiefs have refused to guarantee a key scheme to improve Northern rail services will go ahead – warning the cost is still unknown.

Bid to find local community heroes

1:14pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A RAIL company is launching a contest to find people along its routes who make a difference to their local communities.

Nissan defends barely-used electric car charging points

The Northern Echo: PARK AND RIDE: General view of Howlands Park and Ride site in Durham. Picture: DAVID WOOD (7340930)

6:03pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

CAR giant Nissan has jumped to the defence of the region’s barely used electric vehicle charging points.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire and County Durham (June 25 - July 1)

The Northern Echo: Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

4:46pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday June 25, 2014.

UPDATED: Main road reopens after six-hour closure due to spilled lorry load of instant mash

The Northern Echo:

9:20pm Saturday 21st June 2014

A SECTION of the busy main road in North Yorkshire was blocked for almost six hours after a lorry shed its load of instant mashed potato.

Pothole patch-up funding of £10m announced for region

The Northern Echo: A pothole in Orchard Road, Darlington

6:02am Friday 20th June 2014

ABOUT £10m is to be spent on patching up potholes in the region, after the government announced £168m would be made available for repairs across the country.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire and County Durham (June 18 - 24)

The Northern Echo: Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

3:50pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday June 18, 2014.

Homes development 'brings rail heritage risk'

The Northern Echo: HOMES FEAR: Friends of Stockton and Darlington Railway object to plans of new homes on the edge of Darlington which would include building over the track bed of the World's first passenger railway. Pictured are Cllr Brian Jones, left, and Alan Macnab

6:32am Saturday 7th June 2014

ENTHUSIASTS say plans for more than 600 homes on the edge of a North-East town could destroy a piece of the region's railway heritage.

Council shut Consett road on safety grounds after landslip

3:48pm Friday 6th June 2014

A COUNTRY road damaged by a landslip is to be closed for the foreseeable future.

Norths/South divide on transport spending, say MPs

The Northern Echo: Congestion on the A1 near Gateshead

6:02am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

THE underfunding of transport projects in the North-East compared to London has been highlighted by MPs who say the situation "cannot be allowed to continue".

Diversions in place while section of the A67 is closed for embankment repairs

The Northern Echo: A section of the A67 will be closed for ten months to enable repairs

5:36pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A SECTION of a main road between Darlington and Teesdale will close for ten months from Monday (June 2) for repairs.

Police order changes after damning report into road death probe

The Northern Echo: Paul Vowles, who was cleared of causing Jake Thompson's death by careless driving

12:26pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A “CATALOGUE of errors” made by police investigating the death of a North-East man on a pedestrian crossing has been revealed for the first time.

Young drivers pose 'significant' risk, study claims

The Northern Echo: SIGNIFICANT RISK: Young drivers pose a 'significant' risk on the region's road, the study claims

6:02am Tuesday 27th May 2014

MORE than 13 per cent of road casualties in the region are hurt or killed in collisions involving young drivers, according to a report published today (Tuesday, May 27).

A170 closed at Sutton Bank by jack-knifed tanker

The Northern Echo: The jackknifed tanker being recovered on Sutton Bank. Picture: VAISALA

1:40pm Monday 26th May 2014

ONE of the major routes to the coast in North Yorkshire, the A170 was closed in both directions for several hours after a tanker jackknifed on Sutton Bank, near Thirsk.

A historic star of The Railway Children has arrived in Shildon for a restoration project

The Northern Echo: THE RAILWAY SHILDON: Eleven-year-old Georgia Andrews with the locomotive from The Railway Children. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton

8:32pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A LOCOMOTIVE which played a starring role in a classic British film received a warm welcome today (May 23) when it arrived at the North-East museum where it will be restored.

New chairman for North Yorkshire County Council wants to target road safety

The Northern Echo: NEW CHAIRMAN: Cllr Tim Swales and wife Sally

1:43pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A NEW chairman of North Yorkshire County Council has been elected.

Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire and County Durham (May 21 - 27)

The Northern Echo: Mobile speed camera locations this week in North Yorkshire

2:20pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

ENFORCEMENT locations for police mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday May 21, 2014.

Motorist cut free from car following collision

The Northern Echo: Firefighters cut the roof off the blue Renault Megane to rescue a man trapped inside.

6:10pm Friday 16th May 2014

A MAN had to be cut free after two cars collided in Middlesbrough town centre.

Road closures as work to replace congested Darlington roundabout continues

The Northern Echo: ROAD CLOSURES: The Stonebridge roundabout in Darlington which will be replaced by traffic lights

5:49pm Friday 16th May 2014

MOTORISTS in Darlington can expect delays as work to replace a congested town centre roundabout continues.



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