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A167 Traffic Update: Central Motorway reopened

The onslip from New Bridge Street to the Central Motorway East, which was closed along with one lane of the CME while emergency services dealt with a collision, has now opened.

The two vehicles involved in the accident are awaiting recovery and there is still congestion in the area while the incident is cleared.

Northumbria Police believe nobody was seriously injured in the collision.

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Football Transfers: Yanga-Mbiwa moves from Newcastle to Roma permanently

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Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs.

The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014, but has now agreed to make the switch permanent.

The centre-back arrived on Tyneside in January 2013 from Montpellier, where he captained them to the Ligue 1 title in 2012.

During his time at St James' Park he made 46 appearances for the Magpies.

WATCH: Blaze after man set his girlfriend alight and traps her inside their flat

Fire crews came to the rescue of Rebecca Major who jumped through a window after her boyfriend doused her in petrol, setting her on fire and trapping her in their burning flat:

Edward McArthur, 40, from Darlington has now been sentenced to 15 years and nine months in jail for the "wicked act", which was intended to disfigure his partner.

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Fundraisers talk of pride at new cancer treatment unit

A new £3m cancer treatment unit is saving lives and cutting treatment times in the North East. A radiotherapy machine at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle was partly paid for by money from local charities, including the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the Charlie Bear appeal and the Newcastle Healthcare Charity.

New radiotherapy system Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Some of the money was raised at a special celebration night at Sage Gateshead for Sir Bobby Robson. People who organised and took part on the night said they were delighted at the new radiotherapy equipment

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper said it was a fantastic facility the North East was fortunate to have.

The former Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw helped organise the Sage event and said he was delighted because the new treatment unit was a facility for everybody in the region.

“I know Bob would be fascinated by the technology in this unit and I’m so proud that our charity has helped make it happen.

“I sincerely hope everyone involved with the Sir Bobby Celebration night and all the many people who have organised their own events and activities feel the same sense of pride and achievement I do.

– Lady Elsie Robson
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