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Strong waves cause Roker's North Pier to collapse

The severe weather and rough seas have caused part of the North Pier at Roker in Sunderland to collapse.

The landmark has been closed to the public for a number of years.

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WATCH: Firefighters work to clear snow mounds above A690 Sunderland to Durham road

Firefighters are working to clear mounds of snow that have gathered on the hillside above the westbound A690.

The carriageway is expected to remain closed for a time longer as Northumbria Police have deemed re-opening it too risky for drivers.

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