Reports of broken down vehicle on A19 Southbound between A61 and A168.
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The ECB said it "would not be fair, reasonable or proportionate" for Stokes to remain unavailable.
A derailed freight train is causing serious disruption. Network Rail says it is currently mobilising specialist teams.
Melanie Raymond, of Collingwood Close, Cramlington , admitted causing unnecessary suffering to her dog, Lilly.