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The main construction work on North Tyneside's triple decker roundabout starts today.
The £75million pound project will see Highways England lower the A19 beneath the existing A1058 Coast Road to reduce traffic congestion.
This will mean that people travelling along the A19 will no longer have to queue at the roundabout to go straight on and instead will be able to use a new section of road which will run under the existing junction.
Highways England say the upgrade will also improve safety for the thousands of drivers that use the junction each day as well as providing better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
The scheme is due to be completed at the end of March 2019.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a thief stole flowers from graves in North Tyneside.
Artificial flower displays from four family graves were stolen from Benton Cemetery on Ashleigh Grove in Benton, between December 1st to 5th.
Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, to call the police on 101, quoting reference number 369 of 06/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are advising residents to be on their guard after a suspicious man claimed to be from an energy company in North Tyneside.
A man knocked at the home of a 34-year-old woman in Forest Hall on December 7, claiming to be from an energy company and asking to change her energy meter.
When the resident said the meter was outside the man said it did not matter and left the area.
The resident reported the incident to the police after calling the company to find they did not have anyone working in her area.
The male caller is described as:
- with facial hair;
- wearing a green anorak and jeans;
- carrying an iPad.
Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Storey said:
"Fortunately the householder was suspicious of this caller and contacted the police.
"We want to remind people to be aware that there are bogus callers who will try to trick their way into your home. We advise people should always carefully check the credentials of anyone before they allow them into their home. If in doubt then call the company yourself before you allow a stranger in. Any reputable caller will not mind that you are taking these safety measures.
"I'd urge anyone who gets anyone suspicious knocking at their door, or anyone they are not sure about, to not let them inside the house and instead contact the police - we are more than happy to come and check it out."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 682 07/12/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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