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BUSES: Arriva North East buses in Darlington. The firm has been nominated in four categories in the UK Bus Awards

Bus firms vie for national recognition

COMPENSATION: Virgin Trains East Coast has apologised to a passenger caught up in lengthy delays last month, after a mix-up meant he was initially refused a refund

Virgin Trains apologises over 'impersonal and contemptuous' complaint handling

TRANSPORT REVIEW: The Tyne and Wear Metro goes through a tunnel

Transport review extended

ROAD SAFETY: Members of North Yorkshire County Council's gritting team, with some of the new vehicles

20 gritters added to fleet as North Yorkshire prepares for winter

RAILWAY: Spending on railway infrastructure in the North is falling, according to IPPR North. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

North 'losing out' to London on rail spending despite hefty subsidies for train operators

FRANCHISE: A new Northern rail franchise will begin next year

RMT warning train guards could be axed in new franchises

ACCIDENT SCENE: A recovery truck clears the damaged vehicles from the side of the A19. Picture: GAVIN ENGELBRECHT

A19 down to single lane following accident involving two lorries

RESURFACING: The Smallways junction on the A66 will be closed for two weekends to allow for resurfacing

A66 junction closure to be reduced from six weeks to two weekends

NO TRAIN: A sign at Darlington station informing rail users of the problems. Picture: Rob Greener

Police probe Darlington rail vandal attack as services restored following severe delays

TRANSPORT: Is getting to work by public transport possible? Picture: ANDY LAMB

How good is our public transport?

RIDE: Court Inn signs up as outside caterer for Durham Big Ride. Pictured are owner Trevor Davis and cyclists Judith Binns and Peter Goodall Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

All that cycling must make you hungry...

35 YEARS: A Tyne and Wear Metro train at a tunnel

35 years of the Metro

PROBLEMS: Katie Davison, from Katem Transport, Spennymoor. Its drivers have been threatened by migrants trying to get onboard their trucks in Calais. Picture: TOM BANKS

'Excrement, knives and iron bars' - nightmare ordeal of North-East truckers caught up in Calais migrant crisis

RACING: Two-year-old Luca Zair with the Achieve Northside Skinnergate Elite Cycling Team outside Bishop Auckland Town Hall to launch the 2015 Bisop Auckland Cycle Races. Pictured are team members Ben Hetherington, Jack Rees and
 Tom Timothy with Mayor Lee

Fast and fun cycling event to be held in Bishop Auckland

Drivers warned of A1 closures

BUSES: (l-r) Transdev managing director Alex Hornby with Andrew Jones MP

Bus company to invest millions in flagship route following large rise in passengers

TRAIN: The Bishop Auckland to Darlington line has a new information website

New rail website

MOTORWAY: l-r Tom Howard, Highways England project manager, Andrew Jones MP, and project director Dave Lowery

New roads minister praises nationally important A1 upgrade

BANNED: Two banned from airline for 12 months after Cyprus flight disruption

Boozy passengers banned from Jet2 as airline gets tough with 'growing problem'

RAFFLE: A Great North Air Ambulance aircraft

Car to be raffled in aid of air ambulance charity

TALK: A Samaritans volunteer talks to a railway passenger during last year's campaign

Talk to us says the Samaritans as it renews partnership with Northern Rail

Overnight closures on the A1

STOP GRIPING: David Cameron

'Stop griping,' Cameron tells critics of delays to rail electrification scheme

ACCIDENT SCENE: Police at the scene Pic: @ClevelandRPU

Woman pedestrian badly injured by car in Yarm Lane, Stockton

Newcastle International Airport

Councils may have to foot the bill if airport passenger tax is scrapped

STRIKE: Northern Rail staff vote have voted in favour of industrial action.

Northern Rail staff vote for strike action

Newcastle Airport bosses welcome Heathrow expansion recommendation

Newcastle Airport bosses welcome Heathrow expansion recommendation

UPGRADE: Plans to upgrade the North-East road network are being announced

Confirmed: A1 and A19 upgrades among £600m improvements to the region's roads

NEWCASTLE AIRPORT FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS FOLLOWING TERROR ALERT....PICTURED.......................Newcastle International Airport.... (30581304)

Treasury rules out axing air passenger duty

DIVERSION: Work to take place on A19 from next week

Drivers warned of diversion during resurfacing on A19

ACCIDENT: Fewer people are dying on the region's roads - but more are being injured in accidents.

Fewer people dying on region's roads - but more people injured

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin

Fury over shelving of key northern rail project

SOLIDARITY: Mick Cash. Picture: RMT/PA Wire

Fresh protest by RMT rail union members

BATTLE: Mick Cash. Picture: RMT/PA Wire

RMT boss throws down gauntlet to Government in Newcastle speech

CHANGES: MPs says it is important guards remain on Northern

MPs urge rail bosses to keep guards on North-East trains

UNFAIR: An unpopular Pacer at Darlington railway station. Picture: ANDY LAMB

Low-paid North-East workers getting 'raw deal on transport funding'

TICKETS: New ways are being trialled to make tickets simpler and easier to buy

Northern rail travellers will be among first to trial new flexible ticket

BRIDGE INCIDENT: The lorry under the bridge. Picture: Catherine Priestley

A bridge too far for HGV that became stuck in Bishop Auckland

SAFETY: Fire fighters demonstrate a road traffic rescue at NETA Training Centre in Billingham. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

Distracted teenagers urged to focus on the road

Two-vehicle collision closes A66

Two dead and baby injured in two-vehicle crash on A66

Resurfacing work on A1 (M) in County Durham

Resurfacing work on A1 (M) in County Durham

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

Carriageway work starts on stretch of A19 near Thirsk

Good news for Boro fans as Bank Holiday rail strike averted

Extra rail services laid on for Boro fans getting to and from Wembley after rail strike called off

Hope for Middlesbrough fans travelling to Wembley as challenge issue to rail strike ballot

Boro at Wembley: Hope for Middlesbrough fans travelling to Wembley as challenge issued to rail strike ballot

TRANSPORT: Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes, right, with Gateshead Council leader Mick Henry

Car club moves up a gear with £260k grant

STRIKE: Boro fans could be left stranded at Wembley as trains grind to a halt on May 25

Threat of train strike could derail Boro's Wembley trip

DIVIDE: Prime Minister David Cameron tests a light bulb during a visit to ACDC Lighting in Barrowford, Pendle.

David Cameron pledges to tackle North-South divide if Tories win election

Lorry overturns on Scotch Corner roundabout. Picture: David Coates

VIDEO: Lorry overturns on Scotch Corner roundabout

Friends of A1 crash victim pay tribute with 'drive out'

Friends of A1 crash victim drive in slow convoy past spot 24-year-old was killed in tribute

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