Reports of one lane closed due to accident on A1(M) Southbound at J64 A195 (Washington).
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Thousands of primary school pupils in the North East are expected to be absent today, as parents pull them out to protest against SATs.
Kerrie Gosney brings you Monday night's forecast
North East parents are most likely to raid their children's piggy banks to pay for things such as parking, takeaways and the tooth fairy.