Second-hand tyres putting drivers' lives at risk

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old.
Northumberland County Council's Conservative group leader, Peter Jackson, at County Hall.

Latest funding for our roads and potholes revealed

The North East is set to receive £3.9million from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund in 2017/18.

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Roadworks on the A1.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 this week.

Kate Cairns, LIb Dem candidate for Longhoughton

Inquiry launched to look at how the justice system serves cyclists

A mother who launched a road-safety campaign after her beloved sister was run down from behind and killed by a lorry has said that an inquiry looking at how the justice system serves cyclists is very welcome, but long overdue.

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Three vehicles end up in ditch in Northumberland

A road in north Northumberland was closed for a couple of hours after three vehicles ended up in a ditch.

Four Inter-City 125 trains at Paddington. These trains were known as High Speed Trains when they were built 40 years ago, but are so good that some are coming to Scotland when the Great Western electrification is complete, where they will be used on the lines from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Resolutions for transport ministers

A happy new year to everybody. The start of the year is the time for making resolutions, usually to be better than we have been in the past. We can suggest a few here for the Ministers of Transport in the UK and Scottish governments.

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News from Northumbria Police

Road re-opened after collision incident in Northumberland town

A main road in Cramlington was closed earlier this morning following a two-vehicle collision.

RAF Boulmer delivered road-safety advice to pupils from Longhoughton Primary School. Picture by Shavonne Geeson

Raising awareness of road safety

RAF Boulmer’s Mechanical Transport (MT) Section delivered several events during this year’s Road Safety Week, with the aim of improving awareness throughout the Station and the local community.

The bus stops on the A1 at Tritlington which were installed earlier this year, but may be lost during dualling.

School fears among A1 dualling options

A resident who lives next to the A1 between Morpeth and Felton has expressed concern about two of the options for dualling that section.

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Injuries in A1 crash after car ploughs into other vehicles

A woman was taken to hospital after suffering injuries in a four-vehicle crash on the A1 at the weekend.

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The one-way system in Alnmouth
Picture by Jane Coltman

Uproar at trial traffic measures in Alnmouth

A parish-council meeting erupted into heated and angry exchanges as the new traffic measures in Alnmouth were discussed this week.

St Leonard's Bridge

Another landmark reached on Morpeth bypass scheme

Another key section of work on Morpeth’s £30million bypass will be completed later this week.

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Belford Station.

Campaigners hope station bid gets back on track

Campaigners calling for the reopening of Belford station have welcomed the intervention of Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

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Virgin Train on the East Coast mainline

Boost for train services between Newcastle and Edinburgh

Virgin Trains is bolstering weekend services connecting Edinburgh and Newcastle from tomorrow following a surge in passengers crossing the border – with extra stops at Alnmouth, Morpeth and Berwick.

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Resurfacing roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland.

Planned roadworks on A1 and A19 in the North East

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland, North Tyneside and further afield during the coming week.

Princes Street in Edinburgh is now almost wholly given over to pedestrians and public transport.

Rail is on the up, but buses still struggle

The last month of the year is a good time to review how things are progressing in transport.

Watch out for roadworks.

Planned roadworks on A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland and North Tyneside during the coming week.

Then Prime Minister David Cameron near the A1 at Causey Park on December 1, 2014.

Two years on: Where are we on A1 dualling pledge?

Today marks two years since the then Prime Minister came to north Northumberland to announce £290million to dual and improve the A1.

The vintage United bus approaches the new bus station in Hexham.

New bus station opens as part of Northumberland market towns initiative

Buses will be rolling off the five stands at the new Hexham Bus Station from today.

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Station Yard car park in Ashington.

Multi-storey car-park plans for Northumberland towns

The leader of Northumberland County Council has today announced plans for several multi-storey car parks to manage the growing number of workers, shoppers and visitors.

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