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Felling Bypass closed in both directions after burst water main

The Felling Bypass was closed in both directions this morning because of a burst water main.

Police were called to area, near Gateshead International Stadium, just after 9.30 this morning. Officers had to close the road in both directions for over three hours. The eastbound carriageway opened a short time ago but the westbound one is still closed. The fire brigade and Northumbrian Water also attended the scene.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and diversions in the area.

Gutierrez fires parting shot at Mike Ashley

Jonas Gutierrez has fired a parting shot at Newcastle's owner, Mike Ashley, on social media.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: "Two things I learn from my illness how you can support a player (newcastle fans) and how you leave a player alone (newcastle owner)".

This comes after the club confirmed that his contract will not be renewed. Defender Ryan Taylor will also not be offered a new deal.

Newcastle United have declined to comment on the player's tweet.

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