Reports of one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on A1 Western Bypass Northbound from A1(M) J65 / A194M / A1231 / B1288 Birtley to A167 Durham Road / A6127 Newcastle Bank / B1296 Long Bank (Bowes Incline Angel Of The North)
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Sir Michael Wilshaw has said there was "very bad homophobic bullying" at free schools in Durham and Sunderland and parents deserve better.
Winter is back with weather warnings in place across the region. Ross has the details:
Ten people, six from Gateshead have been charged after drugs, believed to be destined for North East communities, were secured by officers.