Key landmarks in the region will light up red to mark World AIDS Day.Read the full story ›
There is no service on the Tyne and Wear Metro between Park Lane and South Hylton due to a broken down train.
There are no trains running between Park Lane and South Hylton in both directions, this is due to a failed train.
No trains Park Lane - South Hylton due to a failed train. taxi shuttle service calling at or close to stations in affected area.
Mainly dry with some sunny spells, but also cloudier periods with very intermittent light rain possible.
Temperatures marginally higher than of late, but with a northwesterly breeze.
Maximum Temperature 9 °C.
Not as chilly overnight as cloud rolls in.Read the full story ›
Jingle bells are going to be distributed as a way of deterring thieves over Christmas and the New Year.
Bells will be distributed to shoppers to attach to their bags, giving them an audible warning if someone tries to remove the bag or its contents from them.
You can pick up jingle bells from the following places:
- Sainsbury's in Guisborough on December 5
- The Post Office in WH Smith's, Cleveland Centre, in Middlesbrough on December 12
- Local charity shops across Cleveland
“It is important that people are aware of their surroundings at all times, especially at this time of year when thieves may be out targeting those doing their Christmas shopping. Purse bells make it easier to know when you’re being targeted by a thief and they are a useful tool in helping to prevent people from becoming victims.
I would also urge shoppers to ensure that their belongings are safe and secure, that bags are zipped up and that when shopping is left in cars, there are no shopping bags left on view, store them away in the boot.”
Leaflets with crime prevention advice for the festive period will also be handed out, offering seasonal advice.
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Many motorists are experiencing long delays on the A1 on Tuesday, especially on the approach to Tyneside.
The Highways Agency says the problems are being caused by larger-than-usual volumes of traffic.
There has also been two minor collisions, which have contributed to the hold-ups.