One lane closed due to accident on A1(M) Southbound at J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street).
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As HMS Illustrious makes her final voyage, crowds turn out to wave goodbye.
A bereaved County Durham family of a cyclist killed on the road have told ITV News they want people to avoid drink driving this Christmas.
Emergency services were called to Lucker, near Belford, in Northumberland, shortly in the early hours of Wednesday