The A19 southbound is closed - queueing traffic due to police incident between the A1290 and the A1231 Wessington Way. Congestion to the A184 Newcastle Road.
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19-year-old Liam Lyburd has been convicted of planning mass murder at Newcastle College, following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
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The trophy started at Hadrian's Wall before passing through Hexham and Newcastle on its way to Alnwick.