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TRAVEL: East Coast main line disrupted after overnight incident

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Virgin Trains East Coast services have been disrupted overnight due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Darlington.

The firm had said their services were no longer affected by the incident but the 05.59am service from Newcastle to London King's Cross has been cancelled.

Greggs one of the best places to work in UK

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Greggs is one of the friendliest places to work in the UK, a new study has shown. The chain ranked sixth out of 25,000 companies.

Jobs website Glassdoor, who conducted the survey, said comments it received about the winners included praise for managers, a friendly atmosphere, staff discount, subsidised canteens and different time-off options.

Joe Wiggins, of Glassdoor, said: "When it comes to finding a new job we all have our own priorities, whether it's better pay, career progression or seeking out a certain company culture."

"Retail is the UK's biggest employer, so the atmosphere at work potentially impacts millions of people on a daily basis."

"It's no coincidence that this list is packed with some of the UK's most popular high-street retailers, because clearly camaraderie is easily forged amongst people working on the front line in customer-facing roles"


Missing teen may have fallen from Redheugh Bridge

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Police have found CCTV footage which shows missing 18-year-old Robbie Oversby on the Redheugh Bridge at around 4:30pm on Thursday September 17th.

Officers also received reports from two members of the public who said they had seen a person fall from the bridge at around the same time.

Police have conducted searches of the River Tyne, but no body has yet been recovered.

Northumbria Police are appealing for anyone who was in the Redheugh Bridge area between 4pm and 4:30pm on Thursday to contact them. From CCTV images they have identified two people who may be able to help them.

The first is a man in his late teens or early 20s with dark hair and who was wearing a blue hooded top and dark jeans and carrying a satchel style bag. He was walked across the Redheugh bridge from Newcastle to Gateshead at 4:20pm and passed Robbie.

The second is a man who was wearing green trousers with reflective hoops on the legs, a dark coloured long sleeved top and a cap. He was walking from Gateshead to Newcastle at 4:20pm and was walking just in front of Robbie.

Robbie, from Saint Cuthbert's Court in Gateshead, has hasn't been seen since 2pm on Thursday.

Newcastle school prepares to welcome Scotland rugby team

The Royal Grammar School in Newcastle will be Scotland's training base for two games in Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A school in Newcastle is preparing to play its part in the Rugby World Cup when the tournament comes to the region next week.

The Royal Grammar School in Newcastle will be the training base for the Scotland team while they prepare for two games at St James' Park.

Scotland's first appearance at the ground is against South Africa on Saturday October 3 at 4.45pm. They then play Samoa a week later on Saturday October 10 at 2.30pm.

  • Headmaster Bernard Trafford said he is thrilled that Scotland will train at the school


18-year-old Gateshead man missing since Thursday

Robbie Jae Oversby was last seen on Thursday afternoon Credit: Northumbria Police

Robbie Jae Oversby, 18, from Saint Cuthbert's Court in Gateshead has been missing since 2pm on Thursday September 17th.

He was last seen in the Trinity Square area of the city wearing dark denim shorts, navy blue Reebok classic trainers and a sandy coloured zip-up hooded top. He was carrying a guitar case.

Robbie is 5'11'' tall, of skinny build and has dark brown hair which is short on the sides and long on top.

His disappearance is out of character and his family are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information on Robbie's whereabouts is asked to to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.

Police issue appeal in search for missing Newcastle man

Joseph Carr, 31, has been missing since Saturday, September 19 Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to locate a missing man from Newcastle.

Joseph Carr, 31, from Westerhope, was last seen at 11.00am on Saturday, September 19.

He is described as being around 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build and with short brown hair.

Police say Joseph's car had been involved in a collision in the Swalwell area of Gateshead on Sunday morning, but the driver had left the scene before officers arrived at the scene.

Anyone with information as to Joseph's whereabouts is asked to contact Northumbria Police by calling 101, extension 69191.

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