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Planned roadworks for the North East

Highways England has a number of planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week.

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The unveiling of the new signs at Morpeth bus station.

New digital signs at Morpeth bus station

New digital signs at Morpeth bus station should make life easier for travellers, amid efforts to provide real-time travel information across the North East.

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The stretch of the B6344 road near Crag End which was closed by the landslip.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Further works to B6344 after JCB crash in January

Motorists using the B6344 to and from Rothbury can now expect the disruption to continue into next month thanks to a three-week closure.

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Coun Kate Cairns with her bicycle in Longhoughton where she wants to introduce cycle lanes and reduce the speed limit through the centre of the village.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Public meeting to take place to discuss traffic-calming proposals

A public meeting is being held to discuss traffic-calming proposals in Longhoughton, including the introduction of a 20mph zone.

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The scene of the crash. Picture by Robbie Burn

Signs showing A697 accident rate proposed

A road-safety campaigner has suggested installing signs along the A697 to flag up accident figures on the notorious road, after yet another crash.

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Aln Valley Railway representative Mike Christian at Lionheart Station in Alnwick.

Heritage railway nets major funding boost

A heritage railway development has scooped a huge funding boost, which will help it purchase more than £70,000 of track and edge it closer to completion.

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Chris Grayling. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hopes of A1 dualling to the border raised again

Fresh hope has been given that the remaining 25 miles of single carriageway on the A1, from Ellingham to Berwick, could be dualled.

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Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland last year. 
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Roadworks on the North East’s trunk roads this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside this week.

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The one-way system in Alnmouth. Picture by Jane Coltman

Collecting local views on Alnmouth’s trial traffic measures

The views of residents in Alnmouth are to be sought before revised proposals for the new traffic and parking system in the village are drawn up.

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An all-electric bus in Croydon. These will gradually take over from the hybrid buses, which will then be cascaded to other areas.

Switching on to wholly electric buses

Regular readers of this column know that the writer is in favour of railway electrification.

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Traffic-calming measures on the road into Bamburgh.  Picture by Jane Coltman

New traffic-calming measures in Bamburgh

Motorists travelling through Bamburgh are getting to grips with new traffic-calming measures on the entrances to the village.

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Children crossing South Road in Alnwick.

Lights-controlled crossing for major route in Alnwick

Work is set to start on a new pedestrian crossing on South Road in Alnwick next week.

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Roadworks are planned this week.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East

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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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