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Road closures and power outage due to 'large' fire in Bishop Auckland

In County Durham, a fire, described as 'large' by the police, at the Romanway Industrial estate in Bishop Auckland has caused road closures at the roundabout A688 and A6072.

Northern Powergrid will turn off the power supply to the Tindale area. It is unknown how many properties will be affected.

Northern Powergrid will turn off the power supply to the Tindale area due to a large fire Credit: Northern Powergrid

County Durham Fire and Rescue tweeted that they had seven crews at the scene and two aerial ladder platforms in attendance.

  • LATEST UPDATE: Roads have now reopened but police and fire services remain at the scene. Northern Powergrid will keep the power supply turned off until the scene has been made safe.


Fake ewes: Meet the latest incumbents at the Whitehouse

Trump the Lamb - fake ewes? Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Spring has sprung and it's got a political feel to it at Whitehouse Farm in Morpeth.

They've named some of their baby lambs after US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Theresa May.

The farm, which celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year, say they decided as they lambs were so noisy they should be named after the people who have dominated world headlines so far in 2017.

Tens of lambs are expected in the next month.

The official Spring Equinox is 20th March.

T.May the lamb Credit: Tyne Tees

We've got T-May for Theresa May, Trump and Putin - we don't have a Corbyn yet but but he definitely will be arriving at some point - maybe even a Sturgeon but she has quite a long name to stick on the side of a lamb!

– Farm handler Sally Slater, Whitehouse Farm
Putin the Lamb Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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