There is currently very slow traffic on the A1 southbound, because of a broken down lorry between Hollinside Road (Metro Centre) and A184 (Dunston Interchange).
The A1 is blocked southbound due to accident involving two vehicles involved at A184 (Dunston Interchange). There is queueing traffic.
Police say a fire which tore through a former pub in Gateshead early on Wednesday morning is now being treated as arson. The fire is thought to have started in the roof space of Metz pub in Dunston, formerly known as the Cross Keys.
Forty firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the disused Metz Public House on Ravensworth Road, Dunston, Gateshead.
No one was inside the building.
A fire broke out in the early hours of this morning at a pub in Dunston, Gateshead.
Fire crews were called to the former Cross Keys pub at Ravensworth Road. It is unclear how the fire started.
Homes in the Dunston area of Gateshead remain empty after residents were ordered to leave.
It happened after a suspected explosive shell was found in an outhouse shortly after 11am.
Paul Gascoigne has admitted he doesn't know if he will ever win his fight against alcohol addiction.
In a revealing documentary 'Being Paul Gascoigne' to be screened on ITV tonight, he admits if he dies he won't get any sympathy because of the warnings he's already had.
The main stand at Dunston Football Club in Gateshead has almost been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.
It is thought vandals broke into the ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand. Seats melted in the blaze.
More than £20,000 worth of damage has been caused.