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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.

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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.

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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.

March 2024

Top engineer hails Tyne Bridge team's 'passion and pride'

Institution of Civil Engineers president met team restoring Tyne Bridge during Newcastle visit.

Demolition of tower block heralds new social housing era

Levelling of Hexham House will be the first explosive demolition in the city since 2008.

£100m trailblazer devolution deal boost for North East

Newcastle will see investment and new jobs thanks to agreement between councils and government.

Express Yourself: North East Festival of Languages is back

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of languages, culture, and creativity!

February 2024

New machines to help tackle sticky issue of chewing gum

Gum-busting equipment uses brushes, steam and eco-friendly detergents to remove unpleasant litter.

Clean air zone grants now available for more businesses

Up to 500 more van, LGV and minibus owners could receive funds to upgrade vehicles under new rules.

Queen Victoria Road to be temporarily one-way during works

Restrictions will be in place from March 4 to allow for cycling, crossing and junction upgrades.

Tyne Bridge restoration work to begin in April

The four-year Tyne Bridge refurbishment will start after Easter with work on the main bridge deck.

Newcastle and Gateshead to share director of public health

Alice Wiseman will split her time between the councils from April 2024, initially for 12 months.

Council Plan sets pathway for Newcastle’s future

A plan to deliver a brighter future and the best outcomes for Newcastle people has been revealed.

Newcastle proud to be supporting LGBT+ History Month

The Pride Progress flag is flying high at Newcastle Civic Centre in support of LGBT+ communities.

No reduction in homelessness funding in new council budget

Council to put families first as they get set make “difficult decisions” to achieve £14m in savings