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Firefighters to strike in countdown to Bonfire Night

Firefighters in Sunderland picket during a previous strike

Firefighters in the North East of England will begin a four-day strike this evening (Friday, 31st October) at 6pm.

The strike will end on the evening of Tuesday, 4th November - the day before Bonfire Night. It is part of a national ongoing dispute over their pensions.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has asked local people and businesses to take extra care to protect themselves and their families from the risks of fire.

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18-year-old charged with dangerous driving after fatal crash

39-year-old Andrew Corfield died at the scene of the crash on Cass House Road in Hemlington. His family released this photograph showing him with his wife and children. Credit: Family photo

An 18-year-old has been charged by police after a man died in a car crash.

The teenager has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury through dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.

The collision happened at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 28th October in the Hemlington area of Middlesbrough.

39-year-old Andrew Corfield died at the scene of the crash on Cass House Road in Hemlington.

A 17-year-old girl, thought to be Mr Corfield's daughter, remains in James Cook University Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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