A1 delays

there will be disruption on the A1 on Tyneside next week to allow for repairs to road markings.

there will be disruption on the A1 on Tyneside next week to allow for repairs to road markings.

The southbound carriageway between Kingston Park and Scotswood will have work on it from Wednesday until the following Sunday between 8pm and 6am each day. Two lanes could be closed at any time and traffic will be switched between lanes as appropriate.

A green brief

NORTH Tyneside mayor John Harrison has appointed the area's first cabinet member dedicated to environmental issues.

Coun John Stirling, who represents Chirton Ward in North Shields, has been appointed as the cabinet member for sustainable development. His portfolio will include addressing the borough's climate change strategy, carbon footprint strategy, its green plans and biodiversity.

Back in time

CORACLE rides, falconry displays and a visit from Viking ancestors are among free activities and events at Bede's World's medieval fair in Jarrow tomorrow.[SUN]

Launching the 2007 Jarrow Festival, the fair runs from 10am until 4pm and will feature living history group the Time Bandits who will be performing an interpretation of the Battle of Gateshead which took place in the 11th Century.

Matelots visit

THE French naval boat FS Glaive will visit Tyneside next week on a goodwill visit. The patrol boat belonging to the French maritime gendarmerie will be berthed at HMS Calliope in Gateshead from tomorrow [SUN] until Thursday.

Nurse honour

A NURSE from North Tyneside has been named a Queen's Nurse by the Queen's Nursing Institute.

Janice Lee, who works for North Tyneside Primary Care Trust, is an experienced district nursing sister. She is one of the first people to be named a Queen's Nurse after the title was reinstated after a 40-year lapse.

Pigeons cash

PIGEON fanciers in South Tyneside are celebrating a real `coo' - the revamp of their headquarters.

The Jarrow Alexander Homing Society has been awarded £3,000 for the refurbishment of its base at the allotments site in Hill Park, Jarrow. The cash has come from the Community Chest of the Jarrow Neighbourhood Management Partnership.

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