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The difference between red and yellow lines

On double red lines, you cannot stop at all unless you are a licensed taxi or a blue badge holder, then you can drop off. There is no parking.

Single red lines mean no stopping during the day and times shown on the upright sign.

On double yellow lines, you cannot stop and park. You can drop off. Blue badge holders can usually park for up to three hours.

On single yellow lines, you can park when restrictions are not in place. They are usually signposted. Blue badge holders can usually park for up to three hours at any time.

"On red routes, yellow waiting restriction lines are replaced by red lines that mean no stopping for any purpose, not even to pick up or set down passengers, other than by a licensed taxi. A driver of a vehicle displaying a blue badge may stop to pick up or set down a disabled person, but must not park.

"Double red lines mean no stopping at any time.

"Single red lines mean no stopping during the day and times shown on the upright sign."

– Department For Transport

Gosforth High Street could be first in region with red lines

Double yellow lines could be turned red in Gosforth Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A Newcastle street could be the first in the region to be painted with double red lines, if controversial plans get the go-ahead later.

The City Council wants to introduce the red lines to Gosforth High Street as part of a plan that includes a re-design of a bottleneck junction.

Planners say congestion will be eased, but campaigners are angry that lost parking spaces could discourage people from visiting the area.

'Suspicious' fire started on high street in Gosforth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire was started in Newcastle on Monday, 15th September.

It happened around 3:30am at the New Bengal restaurant on Gosforth High Street. Police and the fire and rescue service were able to extinguish the fire and no one was injured.

The fire is being treated as arson and any witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Monday morning is asked to contact the police.

Police appeal for missing Newcastle woman

Lynda was last seen leaving a relative's address in Gosforth Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a missing Newcastle woman, after voicing "concerns for her welfare".

Lynda Foulkes, 46, left her relative's address at Moor Court in Gosforth on Wednesday, 13th August, in a vehicle. She was reported missing at 12.12pm.

The vehicle - a black Honda Jazz registration ND62 XDP - was last seen at around 1.30pm in the Alnwick area.

Lynda is described as white, of slim build, 5ft 2ins tall, and has short black/greying hair and brown eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing grey jeans, grey trainers and a pale grey sweater.

Anyone who sees Lynda or who may have information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 (quoting reference 453 130814).

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Around 250 homes in Newcastle still without power

Northern Powergrid have confirmed that 2,281 customers were without power this morning after one of their cables was accidentally damaged by another company.

The majority of homes were restored quickly, but around 250 customers are still without power.

The company said it is working to connect these homes to generators while they carry out repairs to the power cable.

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