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Plane diverted back to Newcastle Airport

Airport emergency crews on standby as plane diverted back to Newcastle Airport Credit: Kelly Collier

A plane has been diverted back to Newcastle Airport after experiencing problems during the flight.

Kelly Collier, who was passenger on the Jet2 plane, told ITV Tyne Tees there was a loss of cabin pressure.

She said airport emergency crews were waiting for them as they taxied in, but no one was hurt.

Air Ambulance gets new home at Newcastle Airport

The Great North Air Ambulance has been given a new base at Newcastle Airport.
The move will dramatically improve response times for emergencies in Northumberland.

The Great North Air Ambulance has been given a new base at Newcastle Airport.

It will be its second base in the North East and will mean a much quicker response time when it is called out to emergencies in Northumberland.


Millions to take to roads over bank holiday

Drivers told to expect congestion Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Today is set to be the busiest day on the roads so far this year as people get away for Easter.

With more than 15 million cars on the move, drivers are being urged to consider delaying their journey until the afternoon of Good Friday, when traffic is expected to be relatively quiet.


Robbery at Newcastle Airport

Police are appealing for information after a robbery at Newcastle Airport.

The incident happened at about 9:05pm on Sunday, 9 March at a warehouse on the airport grounds.

Two men entered the building, locking two members of staff in a goods security change.

They stole a large amount of cigarettes before fleeing the scene in a light coloured transit van driven by a third man.

Enquiries into the robbery are underway and detectives are keen to hear from anyone with information.

"Thankfully the staff members weren't injured but were left shaken. Our investigations are continuing and we're keen to speak to anyone with information. If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area they should come forward. Anyone who has been offered cigarettes for sale, particularly in large quantities, should also contact us."

– Detective Inspector Dave Swinburne, Northumbria Police

People can contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1328 09/03/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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