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Fatal collision in Blyth

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Northumberland.

87-year-old Thomas Westwater Paterson died in hospital following the collision with a Citroen C4 on Waterloo Road (B1328) in Blyth, on December 20 just after 5pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

People in North East spend most at Christmas

North East shoppers expected to spend the most Credit: PA

Shoppers in the North East spend more money at Christmas than anywhere else in the country. British consumers expect to spend over £500 on gifts, socialising and entertaining, with men emerging as the festive big spenders.

Shoppers in the North East will spend, on average, over £600.

The findings are revealed in a poll of more than 2,000 consumers across the UK by financial and technology services company True Potential.

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