North Yorkshire County Council are overwhelmed by the success of their Christmas appeal for vulnerable young and elderly people.Read the full story ›
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season.
Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres and nightspots throughout December.
The additional Christmas Metro services will be in operation from Thursday 8 December until Friday 23 December.
Christmas and New Year is a busy time for everyone as they do last minute shopping and enjoy nights out with friends and family, which is why we are putting these extra train services on.
Travelling by Metro is a quick and convenient way to travel during this hectic time of year and we hope the extra Metro services will help make life easier for our passengers and allow them to make the most of the festive season.”
Service operating times:
- 24th December - Saturday service hours until 6.30pm
- 26th December - 8am and about 10.30pm
- 27th December - 8am and about 10.30pm
- 2nd January - 8am and about 10.30pm
No trains will be in operation on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.
Please note that the times vary depending on the train destination, customers should check before travelling.
Trains will also run to a Saturday timetable on New Year’s Eve until approximately 10pm then at a half hourly frequency until the end of service.
There will be additional trains running to accommodate extra travellers expected around the New Year’s Eve Parade at Haymarket in Newcastle.
Coca-Cola's Christmas truck has touched down in the north east which can only mean one thing...The holidays are coming!
The Coca Cola Christmas truck arrived at Tesco, Kingston Park which marks the vehicles sixth year in the region. The truck will be touring the north east as part of its 44 location visit across the UK.
Times and Dates
Nov 23 2016
1PM - 9 PM
Tesco Newcastle Upon Tyne, Brunton Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 2FP
Nov 24 2016
1PM - 9PM
Asda Sunderland Superstore, Leechmere Road, Industrial Estate, Sunderland, SR2 9TT
Just 55 days to go! Before you head out to start your shopping, read these frugal tips from north east mum Ashleigh SwanRead the full story ›
Warmer than average weather in November and December means grass is growing faster than normal this Christmas.Read the full story ›
The Bishop of Durham Paul Butler encourages the people of the North East to welcome refugees to the region in 2016.Read the full story ›
The Samaritans Charity is expecting a record number of calls from lonely and distressed people this Christmas.Read the full story ›
Have a watch the North East Gospel Choir's beautiful rendition of the festive tune 'Joy to the World', recorded at Trinity Church in Gosforth, Newcastle.
The words of the hymn were written by Isaac Watts, and it was first published in 1719. But we think it's stood the test of time!
The Brown family from Washington had just finished decorating the tree when they saw smoke coming from the living room.Read the full story ›
Kielder Winter Wonderland has been shut due to flooding of the surrounding area. The road between Bellingham and Kielder was judged impassable leaving access to the site limited.
Today would have been the last day the site was open. Organisers say they have emailed and texted those due to attend and are contacting customers about refunds.
At around 6am we became aware that the rainfall was very heavy. Between 6 and 7am the water river rose by around a metre.
Its our last day so we are hugely disappointed but health and safety is our priority."