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Man in a critical condition following six car collision

Police are appealing for information after multi-vehicle collision in High Heaton.

It happened at 6:20pm on Wednesday on Benton Road near Dovedale Gardens. In total six vehicles and a 54-year-old man were involved in the crash.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a critical but stable condition. Two of the people in the vehicles were treated for minor injuries.

Enquiries into exactly what happened are ongoing and anyone who saw the crash is urged to contact police.

Extra Metro services for Christmas

There will be more Metro services over Christmas Credit: PA

The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season.

Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres and nightspots throughout December.

The additional Christmas Metro services will be in operation from Thursday 8 December until Friday 23 December.

Christmas and New Year is a busy time for everyone as they do last minute shopping and enjoy nights out with friends and family, which is why we are putting these extra train services on.

Travelling by Metro is a quick and convenient way to travel during this hectic time of year and we hope the extra Metro services will help make life easier for our passengers and allow them to make the most of the festive season.”

– Paul Walker, Customer Service Director at DB Region Tyne and Wear
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season. Credit: PA

Service operating times:

  • 24th December - Saturday service hours until 6.30pm
  • 26th December - 8am and about 10.30pm
  • 27th December - 8am and about 10.30pm
  • 2nd January - 8am and about 10.30pm

No trains will be in operation on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.

Please note that the times vary depending on the train destination, customers should check before travelling.

Trains will also run to a Saturday timetable on New Year’s Eve until approximately 10pm then at a half hourly frequency until the end of service.

There will be additional trains running to accommodate extra travellers expected around the New Year’s Eve Parade at Haymarket in Newcastle.

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Big delays on the A1 on Tyneside

Traffic Credit: PA

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.

Trains cancelled after derailment

Virgin East Coast Trains Credit: PA

There's disruption on our regions railways with a number of trains cancelled. It's after a derailment at Edinburgh Waverley within the depot.

As a result Virgin East Coast Trains are unable to run a full service with problems on routes from Newcastle to London Kings Cross.

Virgin East Coast is reassuring customers that if their train has been cancelled they will be able to use their ticket on the train immediately before or after the one they had originally booked on.

The disruption is expected to continue until around 3 o'clock this afternoon with passengers advised to check before they travel.

To see if your journey is disrupted visit the Virgin website.

Cancelled trains Credit: Virgin East Coast Trains

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