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Severe delays on the A1

There are reported to be severe delays and queueing traffic on the A1.

It's affecting traffic southbound between the A1(M, Scotch Corner) and A66 / A6108 / Middleton Tyas Lane (Scotch Corner, Middleton Tyas) with congestion on the A1(M) to J58 A68 (Burtree).

It's due to roadworks.

People there are reporting waiting times of up to an hour to get through.

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A1 petition goes to Downing Street

A Berwick man whose son died when his car crashed on the A1 almost exactly a year ago has handed in a petition to Downing Street.

Alexander Gibson wants the road made into a dual carriageway between Morpeth and Berwick but it's a campaign which has been waged for decades.