28/02/2011

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Duration: 29 minutes

Ten years after the Great Heck rail crash, meet the driver's son following his dad's tracks as he learns to drive a train. Chris Jackson reveals what's in store for North East motorists with predictions of more traffic jams. And with the royal wedding on the horizon, antiques expert David Harper tests the market for royal memorabilia - some surprising finds!

  • In pictures: Tyne and Wear potholes

    In pictures: Tyne and Wear potholes

    The winter weather in the North East of England has left some roads in bad condition with many potholes.

    BBC Tyne: In pictures: Tyne and Wear potholes
  • Councils in England spending millions on potholes

    Councils in England spending millions on potholes

    Councils in England are paying out millions of pounds to repair potholes and compensate affected road users.

    Many councils have had to increase spending on road repairs and compensation over potholes - despite cuts to their budgets, BBC research has found.

    The Local Government Association said roads had been under-funded for years and called for long-term investment.

    The Department for Transport said it was investing £3bn in roads.

    Under the BBC project, The Road Ahead, councils across England were asked how much they were spending on road repairs following spending cuts.

    BBC News: Councils in England spending millions on potholes
  • Hundreds of potholes fixed in North East a week

    Hundreds of potholes fixed in North East a week

    Hundreds of potholes are having to be repaired every week across the North East, BBC research has found.

    Northumberland County Council is having to repair holes at a rate of 800 a week, and has more than 200 vehicle damage claims pending from motorists.

    Newcastle Council has spent £200,000 fixing 2,500 potholes this winter.

    And in North Tyneside, 1,700 holes have been repaired. However, councils in Northumberland and Tyneside said they were coping with the cost.

    BBC News Tyne: Hundreds of potholes fixed in North East a week
  • Blog: Royal Wedding rekindles interest in memorabilia

    Blog: Royal Wedding rekindles interest in memorabilia

    You would be hard pushed to find a bigger fan of the monarchy than Anita Atkinson.

    The Weardale journalist has a home bursting with royal memorabilia - her collection tops 5,000 different items.

    Her royal memorabilia collection is so big that she was in the Guinness Book of World Records until she was pipped for the title in December 2010.

    BBC Chris Jackson: Royal Wedding rekindles interest in memorabilia

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