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Man dies after losing control of his car on A689

Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road accident in which a motorist tragically lost his life. Credit: PA

Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road accident in which a motorist tragically lost his life.

It happened on the A689 between Harperley Roundabout and Wolsingham around 22:30 on Thursday 8 December.

It is understood that a black Renault Clio has joined the A689 at Harperley Roundabout and headed West towards Wolsingham before the driver lost control of his car and left the carriageway to the nearside.

The motorist subsequently died from his injuries.

Durham Constabulary would like to speak with anybody who may have seen the Renault Clio at or around the time of the collision.

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Ant and Dec congratulate radio legend Alan Robson on 40 years on air

Alan Robson Credit: Metro/TFM

Ant and Dec have sent a special message through to Night Owls presenter Alan Robson.

The 'Flashing Blade' has been on the air for 40 years with his evening phone in - gaining legendary status among loyal listeners.

The Metro radio presenter took to the air for his first show on November 12th 1976.

40 years in any business is a superb achievement, but for Alan to have achieved this within the demands and pressure of the media industry is staggering.

It is testament to his work ethic and how he has consistently delivered market leading audience figures in that time despite the onset of many new competitors.

His commitment to the station and his listening audience never wavers. This is a man who is truly passionate about radio and the show he presents, and we are blessed to have had him as part of the Metro and TFM team for so long.

– Dominic Munnelly, Metro Radio

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