Tributes to Durham family

People across the North East have been paying tribute to a family of five people from the Durham who died after a head-on collision on the A18 near Grimsby.

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Dance academy pays tribute to sisters killed in crash

The Washington dance academy where two sisters who died in a car crash near Grimsby last week trained has paid tribute to "amazing dancers with huge hearts."

Carley and Beth Cockburn from Chester-le-Street died after the car they were in collided with a lorry on the A18 close to Grimsby.

The family had been travelling to a dance competition in Skegness.

Trish n' Trina's Performance Academy in Washington released this statement:

"They were the nicest people you could ever meet.

"Angie and David were a loving husband and wife and doting parents who idolised their children and adored their grandchild.

"Carley and Beth followed their dreams and passion and danced with our school for many years taking part in competitions and performing in London and Paris.

"They were beautiful girls and amazing dancers with huge hearts and a passion to party. The angels will be rocking with the Cockburn family - heaven won't know what's hit it!"

– Trish n' Trina's Performance Academy



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Golf club workers say Grimsby road crash site is "notorious" blackspot

Megan and Abbey from Laceby Manor Golf Club Credit: Kate Hemingway

Workers at the golf club near to where five people died in a car crash say the road is notoriously bad.

Abbey, who works at Laceby Manor Golf Club, near the A18 where the crash happened, said: "The road is terrible. There are lots of accidents on it, and the speed limit needs reducing. Visibility is bad, it's notorious for crashes.

"It was a real tragedy and something needs to be done to stop it happening again."

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