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Married couple die in fatal road accident in Bowes

A married couple have died after a fatal road traffic collision on the A66 at East Lowfield Farm, Bowes.

The pair, a man aged 78 and a woman aged 71, from Lanarkshire were travelling eastbound in a Seat Ibiza when they collided with a Citroen DS5 travelling westbound.

They were were both declared dead at the scene, after the accident on April 1 at around 4pm.

The driver of the Citroen DS5, a 61 year old man from Doncaster was taken to Darlington Memorial hospital with minor injuries.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary's Collision Investigation Unit on 0191 3752159.

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Final preparations for hat spectacular

Final preparations are underway at Bowes Museum in County Durham for an exhibition by famous British milliner Stephen Jones. The collection includes a dramatic swan headdress that was inspired by the silver swan musical automaton at the museum.

A piece from the collection Credit: ITV

Staff say they are delighted to be hosting the exhibition given Stephen's success. His clients include royalty, actresses and pop stars. The exhibition opens at the weekend and runs until September.

Final preparations Credit: ITV