The Great North Road in Newcastle is closed following an incident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle. The accident happened just after 2am this morning between the junction at Forsyth Road and the city centre. The road is expected to remain closed for some hours.
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It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.