A690 Durham Road in both directions closed, slow traffic due to serious accident, a pedestrian involved between A19 / B1286 City Way (Herrington Interchange) and North Moor Lane.
The road will be closed for some time , affecting traffic between Houghton le Spring and Sunderland.
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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.