A167(M) Central Motorway blocked southbound between A193 New Bridge Street Roundabout to A167 (Swanhouse Roundabout) because of accident involving four vehicles. Affecting traffic towards the Tyne Bridge.
More top news
War veterans taking part in the walk of Britain got a singing send-off from school pupils in Northumberland.
A cast of the skull of St Bede - the English scholar who is considered to be the founder of English history - will go on display in Jarrow.
David Cameron says the UK will take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees from camps on Syria's border and provide an extra £100m in aid.