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Compensation offer after severe train delays

Overhead wire problems are causing major disruption. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

East Coast is offering compensation to passengers after severe delays on Northbound services from London last night.

The worst affected train left London at 8pm and took almost ten hours to reach Newcastle - finally arriving at 4:45am.

The operator has blamed 'overhead wire problems' between Peterborough and Doncaster for the lengthy delays, which will continue this morning.

The 8:30 train from London to Newcastle has been cancelled.

Train companies Grand Central, First Hull Trains, Cross Country, Great Northern and East Coast have agreed mutual acceptance on all tickets in a bid to limit disruption, meaning passengers may travel on any service today.

Click here to find out how to claim compensation on your ticket

Were you delayed last night? Get in touch @itvtynetees or email pamandian@itv.com

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'Major delays' on East Coast routes

A passenger sent us this photograph of a train delayed by three hours

East Coast has confirmed it has 'major delays' on its route through the North East of England because of overhead cable problems further south, near Doncaster.

One passenger told ITV News Tyne Tees she had been told that her train, due into Newcastle Central station before 2100, would not now arrive before midnight - before going on to Berwick and Edinburgh.

The company said the problems were likely to carry on until 1400 on Friday 28th November. It offered its apologies to passengers affected by the disruption and asked people to check its website for more details.

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Businesses braced for "Black Friday"

Braced for Black Friday

Shops and businesses in the region are getting ready to open their doors for "Black Friday". It's winged its way across the pond from America and is apparently the day to bag a bargain before Christmas - and expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever in the UK.

Traditionally, Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States and often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

In the UK, however, Black Friday meant little until 2010. Before then, the only knowledge most shoppers had about the US craze was the television images of consumers fighting to get into the leading stores, such as Macy’s in New York.

But the online shopping revolution and the rise of multinational retailers eventually brought Black Friday across the Atlantic.

Last funeral of five friends

The last funeral takes place today of five friends killed in a crash in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire. A service will be held for 16-year-old Blake Cairns at the Salvation Army Hall in Doncaster.

Blake died along with four other present and former pupils of Danum School in an accident in Conisbrough.

A minute's applause will also be held at at Elland Road tomorrow for Blake, whose brother Alex is a goalkeeper at Leeds United.

Last funeral of five friends

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Woman rescued from burning house

Firefighters have this evening rescued a woman from the first floor of a burning house in Sheffield. The woman was trapped in the house, in Whiteways Road, and was given survival guidance by an operator until firefighters rescued her using a ladder. She was taken to hospital where her condition is not thought to be serious.

Hundreds of classmates say goodbye to Arpad

The funeral of another of the five teenagers killed in a crash in South Yorkshire has been held in Doncaster. Hundreds of classmates from Danum School were at the service for 18-year-old Arpad Kore at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. There were so many mourners that roads were closed off in the Armthorpe Road area of the town. David Hirst reports.

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