"You have a real sense of the overall community"

It is the busiest day of the year on our roads and railways as many begin their Christmas break.

But, others are heading to sunnier places for the holiday.

Tens of thousands of people will use our region's airports next week.

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Busy Christmas getaway

It's set to be the busiest day of the year across the North East's travel network as people take to roads, rail and air to make sure they're home for Christmas