The A689 re-opened in both directions - recovery work completed and traffic easing after an accident this morning between the A177 Stockton Road and Sands Hall Roundabout.
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A look ahead at a lively start to the weekend
2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.