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.
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Improvement works to the changing rooms and poolside areas have been ongoing since November 2015.
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