Gosforth High Street in Newcastle will be the first street in the region to be painted with double red lines. It means drivers cannot stop there for any reason. The City Council is introducing the restriction to ease congestion but campaigners say it will put shoppers off visiting the area.
A street in Newcastle could be the first in the region to be painted with double red lines if plans get the go-ahead tonight.Read the full story ›
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."
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.
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.
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).
The electricity company Northern Powergrid said power has now been restored across Newcastle. Hundreds of homes and businesses in Gosforth and Fawdon were without electricity after a power cut.
Northern Powergrid has sent a customer services vehicle to Gosford to help its customers still affected by a power cut that occurred this morning.
The vehicle is located at Knightsbridge Court, NE3 2JW, and the company has urged any customers with queries about the outage to seek assistance there.
Northern Powergrid has stated it is likely to be 5.30pm before electricity is restored to all 250 properties that are still without power in the NE3 postcode following this morning's outage.
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.