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Police name woman in fatal crash

Northumbria Police have named a 37-year-old woman who died after a crash on the A69 yesterday, April 20.

Ann Marie Carruthers was from Workington in Cumbria. Her silver Peugeot car was found overturned half a mile west of the A69 at Haydon Bridge yesterday morning.

Officers are asking anyone driving in this area between 11pm on Friday, April 19 and 5.50am on yesterday, to get in touch.


Northumberland baby has extremely rare condition

A baby boy, from Elsdon in Northumberland, is one of just 63 people in the world with a heart condition that means instead of pumping blood it squirts it.

Six month old Jack Renton, was born with the condition. His heart could stop at any time because blood is not constantly being pumped around it.

He's building up enough strength for surgery at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle after being diagnosed with '8p23 deletion', which has only been recognised since 1988.

During the operation, an elastic band will be tied around the valve in his heart to stop it squirting and force it to pump instead.

Jack was born at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and weighed just 4lb 14ozs. He needed specialist treatment for three weeks.

His operation is due in November.

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