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Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Shola Ameobi

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Ameobi was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.

Ameobi has joined up with Ex-Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at Palace Credit: PA

The 33-year-old Nigeria international has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Ameobi is likely to need time to regain fitness after an unsuccessful stint in Turkey.

During his 14 years at Newcastle United, Ameobi scored 53 goals.

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A66 reopened after jack-knifed lorry cleared

Part of the A66 trans-pennine road between the North East and Cumbria had been closed overnight due to poor weather conditions.

It was shut between Brough and Bowes until around 1130 this morning as gritting teams worked to clear away snow and ice.

A stretch from Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire heading westbound was also closed for a time.

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