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NEWS ROUNDUP: Metro driver shortages & Blyth Proms in the Park


Driver shortages on the Tyne and Wear Metro sees some services disrupted and free outdoor classical music concert in Blyth this weekend!

Driver shortages on the Tyne and Wear Metro due to staff having to self isolate has seen some service cancellations. Passengers are being advised to check timetables before travelling and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Take care this summer
Motorists are being urged to take extra care, remain vigilant and stay patient as the busiest season for tourism coincides with the harvest.
Roads across Northumberland are expected to see soaring levels of visitors as well as an increase in large vehicles like trailers and tractors Motorists are also reminded to regularly check their vehicles and make sure they are road worthy before longer journeys.
Blyth Proms in the Park
Blyth's Proms in the Park is taking place this Sunday. The free outdoor classical music show at Ridley Park will feature performances from Graeme Danby and the town’s Beaconsfield Operatic Society.
Graeme is looking forward to the event which will be his first outdoor concert since the pandemic started.
“Although I’ve recently played many indoor concerts in Europe, it’s great coming home to Northumberland to play an outdoor event in Blyth,” he said.

“Blyth Town Council are providing quality entertainment outdoors so that people can be socially distanced if they wish. I’m delighted that everyone on the bill is local to our area and it’s a terrific honour for me to play this concert for the people of Blyth.”

Blyth Town Council Mayor, Cllr Margaret Richardson said,” This promises to be a fun and relaxing day out in the beautiful surroundings of Ridley Park. It’s just what the residents of Blyth and visitors to our town need to help us enjoy the summer and create good memories.

There is a wealth of musical talent on display and I’d encourage everyone to bring a picnic and a chair to enjoy a summer afternoon of great music.”

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