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East Coast lifts ticket restrictions and advises early travel

East Coast trains has lifted all ticket restrictions for this evening as another storm closes in.

The train operator is advising passengers to travel as early as possible as forecasters predict wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour across the North East.

We have been closely monitoring weather conditions and taking advice from the Met Office throughout the day.

Our advice to all customers is to complete journeys as early as possible this evening, to check before setting out, and to allow extra time to make your journey.

– East Coast spokesman


Road closed after fatal crash near Saltburn

The A174 was closed after crash near Satlburn on Friday evening. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

One person died and several more were injured after a three-vehicle crash near Saltburn, according to the Great North Air Ambulance.

It happened at around 5pm on Friday evening.

Cleveland Police said they were investigating a 'serious collision' but had no further details.

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