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Newcastle central motorway, viewed from an upper floor of Bank House, looking towards the Tyne Bridge. The bridge has roadworks on it, to allow for restoration work.

Lead engineer thanks commuters for heeding advice

Motorists praised for their patience and understanding in first weeks of Tyne Bridge restoration.

Newcastle City Council’s assistant director of transport, Pamela Holmes. A white woman wearing a yellow high-vis jacket and a white hard hat standing with the Tyne Bridge and Gateshead Quayside in the background.

What does Wor Tyne Bridge mean to you?

New campaign launched to celebrate why the Tyne Bridge is so special to our region.

Bolingbroke Street in Heaton, Newcastle, looking towards the junction with Heaton Park Road. Temporary bollards are blocking vehicle access.

Heaton low traffic trial to be removed

Trial measures to reduce traffic on residential streets in Heaton will not be made permanent.

April 2024

Tyne Bridge restoration begins

Engineers are today (April 2) beginning the four-year task of restoring the iconic Tyne Bridge.

March 2024

Drivers advised to plan ahead for Tyne Bridge restoration

Crossing will close overnight in run up to Easter, then Tyne Bridge lane closures begin in April.

Summer events to celebrate children with SEND in Newcastle

Competition also seeks name for special educational needs and disabilities Local Offer mascot.

Leisure centres go green after £400k funding boost

Solar panels will be installed to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions.

Best new buildings crowned at Lord Mayor’s Design Awards

Community hubs, school buildings and office developments were among the winners.

New measures to ease bus travel during Tyne Bridge works

People urged to take public transport as bus lanes and no stopping introduced on key roads.

Restoration of North East's iconic Tyne Bridge to begin

Council leaders speak of 'huge pride' as 'vital' Tyne Bridge restoration gets underway on 2 April.

First new public toilets since 2010 open in Newcastle

New public toilets created at Civic Centre and Northern Stage after successful £60,000 funding bid.

Newcastle named a Tree City of the World

City praised for commitment to urban trees, with thousands set to be planted this planting season

Street Marshals support over 1,200 people in six months

The team help to keep vulnerable people safe and are an extra uniformed presence on city streets.

Newcastle councillor resigns with immediate effect

Resignation of Brenda Hindmarsh means two vacancies in Fawdon and West Gosforth at May's elections

Calls for firms to make Newcastle a Real Living Wage city

Giving thousands of workers a pay rise would 'tackle the poverty that blights our city.'