The A194 Leam Lane has been closed westbound due to a serious accident involving four vehicles between the A1300 John Reid Road/Auckland Terrace and the A19 at Lindisfarne roundabout.
There is queuing traffic heading from South Shields towards Gateshead.
A convoy of aid collected by a charity from the North East will set off today to deliver items to refugees in Calais this weekend.
Support group, North East Solidarity With Calais Refugees, will distribute tents, sleeping bags, food, clothing and toiletries to help the thousands of refugees living in camps around the French port.
Organisers set up the group aiming to send two vans packed with essential supplies, but have been inundated with offers of help.
Over £3,000 has been raised for the British Heart Foundation in memory of David Colley who died during the Great North Run.Read the full story ›
There are currently no Tyne and Wear Metro services running between Bede and South Shields due to power supply problems. Tickets are being accepted on Go North East bus 27 services.
The family of David Colley, who collapsed and died in the Great North Run, has spoken of their devastation. They have asked the organisers of the race to pass on their gratitude for the sympathy and support they have received.
“David was a regular runner who loved taking part in the Great North Run and always looked forward to the event. We are absolutely devastated.”
The runner who died participating in the Great North Run on Sunday has been named as David Colley, from Hull.
David, 58, had taken part in numerous Great North Runs over the last ten years. He collapsed in the last mile of the run and was attended to immediately by the medical services.
A post mortem concluded that Mr Colley died of natural causes.
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Organisers of the Great North Run have confirmed that a participant in this year's race has died.
The winners of the 2015 Great North Run group races have taken to the podium to receive their medals.Read the full story ›
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