Using a hands-free kit in the car can be almost as distracting as talking on a mobile phone, according to research by Newcastle University.
It's been illegal to drive whilst talking on your phone for almost a decade, but a road safety charity has found thousands of drivers in the region have been caught. Now they're calling for an outright ban, as Katie Oakes reports.
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But the report says our primary schools are performing well across parts of the North East
The 37-year-old woman was walking along a pathway at the end of Chiltern Gardens following a night out with family on Sunday November 29.
Temporary agreement reached with the government means the planned three-day strike has been called off