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Motorists advised of A697 road closure

Drivers are being advised of essential repair works on the A697 in Longframlington next week, which will require the road to be closed.

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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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Fatal collision on A697 in Northumberland

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was killed yesterday on the A697 in north Northumberland.

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The right turn off this road is very important to strangers, but they may not realise it until it is almost too late.

Little sign of information for travellers

During the summer the vegetation on roadsides thickens so that it sometimes obscures road signs.

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James Matthewson at Alnwick Bus Station.

Campaign to enhance Alnwick’s ‘eyesore’ bus station

A campaign has been launched to try to transform Alnwick’s ‘eyesore’ bus station, which has been branded ‘unattractive, unfit for purpose and embarrassing’.

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Parking in Greenwell Lane, Alnwick.

Next step for parking studies in Northumberland towns

Parking studies have been taking place in the county’s market towns over the summer and the first stage has now been completed.

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The scene of the incident. Picture by Steve Miller

Four injured in crash in north Northumberland

A woman was airlifted to hospital at the weekend after a crash at Peppermoor between Denwick and Longhoughton.

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The A1 between Felton and Morpeth, which is to be dualled.

Routes announced for A1 dualling in Northumberland

The £290million project to upgrade the A1 in Northumberland has moved to the next stage with today’s announcement of the preferred routes for the two sections to be dualled.

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The minibus will take users into Wooler.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Dial a Ride service to launch as a trial

A new Dial a Ride service is starting in Wooler on a six-month trial basis.

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Spectacular pyrotechnics from the Twister Aerobatics Team. Picture by Ray Barclay

Stunning sights from the air and ground

Breathtaking spectacles in the air and on the ground thrilled visitors to the Northumberland Wings and Wheels Festival at the weekend.

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The roadworks at Silverlink to install a triple-deck roundabout.

Rescheduled: Abnormal load to shut the A19 at Silverlink tonight

There will be delays on the A1 and A19 tonight (August 15) as a 223 tonne transformer makes its way through the region, shutting the A19 at Silverlink.

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Network Rails experimental hybrid train on which the new hybrid trains currently being built at Newton Aycliffe are based. Picture by John Wylde.

The long journey to electric rail

The Government recently announced a policy to develop battery technology so that householders can benefit from solar panels on their roofs and to boost the take-up of electric cars to enable them to be re-charged at home without drawing from the mains.

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The roadworks at Silverlink to install a triple-deck roundabout.

UPDATE: Abnormal load's journey through North East tonight cancelled

The transportation of an abnormal load, which was due to cause major traffic disruption on the A1 and A19 tonight (Friday), has been postponed.
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The roadworks at Silverlink

Warning of delays as abnormal load to pass through North East on A1 and A19

There will be delays on the A1 and A19 tomorrow night as a 223 tonne transformer makes its way through the region.
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Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.

Roadworks in the week ahead

Motorists planning to travel around Northumberland and North Tyneside this week are being urged to take account of the following roadworks.

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The National Tramway Museum in Derbyshire.  Left to right a Glasgow Standard car, a Blackpool Balloon, London Number One (nicknamed Bluebird because the seats were covered with blue upholstery), and an Amsterdam tram.

Transport has so many enthusiasts

Transport attracts a great deal of enthusiasm.

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The bridge beams are now in place

Major milestone for triple-decker roundabout at Silverlink

Work to create the North East’s first triple-decker roundabout has reached a major milestone, nearly a year since the scheme started.
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UPDATE: Man airlifted to hospital after crash in Northumberland

A man was airlifted to hospital after a crash on the B6341 between Thropton and Rothbury.
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An Arriva bus in rural Northumberland. Picture by Jane Coltman

£1 fares for Catch the Bus week

Celebrating Catch the Bus Week 2017 has never been cheaper for passengers this year, with Arriva North East offering a day’s travel for just £1 next week – July 3 to 9

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Roadworks scheduled in the North East

Planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week are as follows:

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