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A1 dualling project in Northumberland remains 'on track', despite rumours

The A1 is 'on track' to be dualled despite a question mark raised over the £293million project in March.
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One of the last First-group buses in the Scottish Borders at Tweedbank Station before the services were taken over by Borders Buses recently.

Results of bus privatisation have varied

Bus services were de-regulated and privatised in 1986.

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One of the Greenwell Road car parks in Alnwick.

Car-parking survey prompts mixed views

A recently-launched car-parking survey to tackle problems in Alnwick has prompted much discussion, with some against the idea of a multi-storey car-park, while others have suggested a park-and-ride scheme.

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The former Alnwick Fire Station site on South Road.

Loans for football club and charity to take on fire-station site

The county council is in the process of signing off loans to support young footballers and for a charity to take on the fire-station site in Alnwick.

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Virgin East Coast trains were delayed after someone was hit by a train.

East Coast Mainline disrupted after person is hit by a train

Train services through the region were being delayed yesterday evening after a serious incident on the East Coast Mainline.

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An Arriva X18 Coast and Castles bus at Craster. Picture by Iain Robson

All aboard to learn about coastal buses in Northumberland

The Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership has teamed up with Arriva North East to offer people working in tourism a free bus journey with a difference next month.

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Bus met train at Haltwhistle following closure of the railway to Alston in 1976. Such co-operation is almost always at the behest of the local authorities.

Co-operation is needed for integration

‘You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs’, is a well-known saying. Similarly, you cannot open a railway without having an effect on local bus services.

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Planned roadworks in the North East

Planned roadworks in the North East

New and ongoing road improvements are planned by Highways England over the coming week.

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The A1 where it becomes single carriageway at Felton.

MP rejects doubts cast over A1 dualling in Northumberland

A question mark over the dualling of the A1 has been rejected by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as ‘dangerous scaremongering’.

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Crossing South Road in Alnwick.

Work to take place to help improve pedestrian safety

Work will take place next week on improvements for pedestrians in Alnwick.

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A Northern Rail pacer train.

Union welcomes MPs’ support for Northern Rail guard campaign

Rail union RMT has welcomed a motion tabled in Parliament by MPs from across the north which supports the campaign for guards to be retained on every Northern train.

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Routes to avoid next week

Roadworks on major roads this week in Northumberland and beyond

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week.
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White lines on the side of the carriageway are a really good help in the dark, especially in bad weather, but they need to be kept clean.

When safety features turn to hazards

Roadworks are a major irritant for drivers, who sometimes show their impatience.

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Paul Johnson

Berwick man dies in three-vehicle A1 accident

A 31-year-old Berwick man was killed in a fatal road accident on the A1 at Burnmouth in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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Planned roadworks for the North East

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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