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Poll: Are you concerned about increases in insurance due to flooding?

The fierce storms and torrential downpours in the last month of 2015 contributed to the wettest month in the UK since records began - despite record warmth for a December.

ITV News Tyne Tees is working with insurance bosses, to investigate whether homeowners who escaped the floods will see a rise in premiums. And how much people who did get flooded can expect to pay.

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Driver 'critical but stable' after Hartlepool collision

A 21-year-old man from Hartlepool is in a ‘critical but stable’ condition in hospital following a collision at Sappers Corner in Greatham.

The man was driving a red Ford Ka when the collision took place at 9pm on February 7. The vehicle left the road and collided with a lamp post. The man suffered a broken pelvis and broken leg.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.


How to buy Beyonce tickets for Stadium of Light

Tickets for Beyonce's show at the Stadium of Light will go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 16 February and will be available from the Stadium of Light ticket office and approved ticket agents.

You can book online here orhere - Alternatively you can go straight to Beyonce's website

Tickets for wheelchair and special needs patrons are available by telephone from SAFC, tel. 0191 551 5004 or

Young people aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18 and no unaccompanied youngsters aged 14 or under will be permitted entry to the venue. Also, there is a limit of eight tickets per purchaser.


Missing pregnant woman found 'safe and well'

Northumbria Police have said they have made contact with a pregnant woman who went missing three days ago.

Kimberly Bertram, 35, was last seen on Thursday, February 4 in Gateshead.

Officers have posted on social media to say she is 'safe and well'.

Police have thanked the public for their assistance in helping them find her.

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