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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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Upper River Tees flood alert

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Upper River Tees.

River levels are expected to continue to rise throughout Monday morning.

The main area of concern is Low lying land in the Tees valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft and low lying land and roads around the river.

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