It was the misunderstanding that netted a Gateshead couple £200,000. John Ord & his wife Karen each bought a lottery ticket thinking the other would forget, using the same numbers as usual. It turned out to be the best mistake they've ever made when they both matched 5 numbers & the bonus ball
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Major routes were brought to a standstill, homes were left without power and more than a hundred schools were forced to close due to snow.
Ben Stokes is due to appear in court on an affray charge on the same day he would be making his international return.
It's causing chaos on the region's roads but the snow has created some stunning landscapes across the North East.