Redcar Lane is closed due to level crossing failure at the A1085 Thrush Road.
The barriers have been stuck down since this morning, November 15, affecting traffic between West Dyke and the Coast Road.
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A series of special pop up performances in Newcastle will mark the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Sir Peter Bazalgette will be among leading industry figures to be honoured by Sunderland University
Over two thousand men from the North East were killed in the battle. St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle is hosting today's commemorations.