Dangerous A1 junction may receive safety improvement

An investigation is looking at ways of improving the safety of a notorious A1 junction, which has claimed the lives of numerous people.

Caption:�The taxi rank in Alnwick, where maximum fares for hackney carriages have been cheaper than other areas of Northumberland up until now.

Northumberland taxi fares increase agreed

Taxi fares are to increase in Northumberland, with quite significant hikes in some places due to a new standard tariff for the whole county.

The new section of road to the left, changing course at Priest's Bridge.

Video depicts how a dualled A1 would look

A new video showing what a dualled A1 would look like between Morpeth and Felton has been released, as part of a consultation on the scheme.

News from Northumbria Police

Woman killed in motorbike crash in Northumberland

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was killed in a crash in Northumberland yesterday (Monday, June 25).

Cars parked on the slope down to the platform in the northbound car park at Alnmouth Station.

Mixed opinion on parking trial

A proposed pilot scheme to try to tackle parking problems in and around Alnmouth Station has split opinion, with some saying it is a good idea, while others believe it would penalise locals.

Eighty spaces in Greenwell Lane car park A in Alnwick are to be reduced to a three-hour limit.

Funding agreed for parking improvements

Councillors have signed off on almost £300,000 of funding for initial parking improvements in four Northumberland market towns.

A Mk 3 coach fitted with sliding doors.

Return of the ‘LNER’ will be welcomed

The accompanying picture shows a CrossCountry Mk3 coach having been prepared for continued service beyond 2020.

Denwick Lane in Alnwick.

Drivers warned of possible delays

Drivers are being warned of possible delays when part of Denwick Lane in Alnwick is closed to traffic.

Alnmouth Railway Station'Picture by Jane Coltman

Potential cuts to rail services prompt concern

A review of the Cross Country rail franchise has suggested that fewer trains could stop at smaller railway stations.

The start of the A1 single-carriageway at the end of the Felton by-pass.

Consultation to discuss A1 dualling plans

A public consultation is being held to give people a final chance to have their say on a major scheme to dual the A1, as part of £290million project to upgrade the road in Northumberland.

Latest from Northumbria Police

Crash in Northumberland causes A1 hold-ups

A serious crash near to a junction with the A1 in Northumberland is causing tailbacks.
High speed train at Edinburgh Waverley.

More detail is needed on timetables

The invitation last month for ‘Those Who Know The Truth’ to tell us so that we all know what is going on has produced early results.

Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast main line trains back in public hands next month

Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) will be stripped of its contract on June 24, UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.


REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!

Is this Northumberland’s worst road for potholes?

This road is so pitted with craters, it is more like a bombsite than a highway.

A taxi rank in Alnwick.

Northumberland taxi fares could rise

Taxi fares in Northumberland could rise for the first time in five years.

Check out the latest Highways England planned roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

easyJet planes

easyJet puts its winter 2018 flights from Newcastle on sale

Airline easyJet has put thousands of tickets for its flights for winter 2018 on sale this morning, with customers urged to book early for low fares.

The patching process being carried out by Northumberland County Council operatives.

PROBE INTO POTHOLES: How the council deals with all the holes in the roads

As part of the Gazette’s campaign, Probe Into Potholes, we look at the procedures Northumberland County Council follow to repair our roads.

A local bus in Perth.

Buses: Are they a service or a business?

The enigmatic bus is a paradoxical form of transport, loved and loathed according to its location and activity.

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