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Man in hospital after Blaydon collision

A man suffered serious injuries after a collision involving two cars in Blaydon. At 3pm on 12th April, two cars collided on the A695 westbound approach to the Stargate roundabout.

A 53-year-old driver is now stable in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. A second driver was treated for minor injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.

House fire in Blaydon

Fire crews are in attendance at the address in Blaydon Credit: ITV News

Fire services have been called to a house fire in Blaydon.

The fire happened at a house on Lucy Street. Three fire engines are at the scene.

Three crews attended Credit: ITV News
Fire engines at the address on Lucy Street Credit: ITV News

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Traders fear new retail development will affect business

Traders in Blaydon shopping centre in Gateshead say customers are being put off by a nearby retail development.

Work has just begun for a new supermarket next to the precinct. In the short term, it means restricted parking and when complete, new charges will be introduced.

Shop owners say they are not against the development, but fear the disruption will affect business.

"The footfall has dropped which is causing a big cost to the retailers"

Traders in the Blaydon shopping centre in Gateshead say that customers are being frightened off by a nearby retail development.

Work has just begun on a new supermarket to be built next to the precinct.

In the short term, the new development will mean restricted parking and when complete new charges are expected to be introduced.

Shop owners like Deepak Sharma say that they are not against the development per se, but that they fear the disruption is affecting business.

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