Train operators say the rise in rail fares will allow investment in the infrastructure, but the RMT Union say passengers are facing a bleak future.
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Geordie TV star Ant McPartlin has been charged with drink driving
A bus driver has admitted causing death by careless driving after his single-decker surged across a road and killed a shopper.
As Ant McPartlin return to rehab, his co-host and best friend Declan Donnelly has announced he'll host Saturday Night Takeaway on his own.