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Driving home for Christmas? 400 miles of roadworks to be lifted

Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks this week in time for the Christmas getaway.

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No one likes getting stuck in traffic.

Revealed: How much time traffic jams will add to your journey in Northumberland

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.
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Motorists given fines for parking on the slope down to the platform in the northbound car park at Alnmouth Station.

Lack of parking spaces at well-used station criticised

A frustrated driver who was given a parking ticket at Alnmouth Station has criticised the ‘woeful inadequacy’ of spaces.

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A goods train passing the site of Reston Station shortly after its closure on May 4, 1964.

Could station plan get back on track?

There has been pressure for nearly 20 years to re-open Reston station on the East Coast Main Line.

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Corby Bridge, on the B6341.

Road closed after bridge work starts in north Northumberland

Work has started on the refurbishment of Corby Bridge, on the B6341 between Alnwick and Edlingham, meaning it is likely to be closed for six weeks.

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Most freight trains now are container trains. Containers are also carried by ships and lorries, so the contents do not have to be disturbed on the journey.

The positive impact of Dr Beeching

Railways were built for freight. When the first railways were built the promoters were astonished when people wanted to use them.

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Roadworks on the A1

Planned roadworks on major roads in Northumberland and further afield

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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Witness appeal after crash in Northumberland

Police are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision on the A69 in Northumberland earlier today.

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The A697 Front Street in Longframlington. Picture by Jane Coltman

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

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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News from Northumbria Police

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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