A man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after the car he was driving was involved in a collision with another vehicle on the A69.
It happened at about 7 pm yesterday at the junction for Upper Denton near Hexham.
A 33 year old driver of another vehicle suffered minor injuries.
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He has admitted his squad were simply not good enough to avoid another scrap for Barclays Premier League survival.
The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.
71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.