One lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on A1 Western Bypass Southbound between A167 Stamfordham Road (Westerhope Turn Off) and A69 / A186 West Road (Hexham Turn Off / Denton Burn Roundabout).
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Within the next few weeks security and compounds will arrive at the Monks Cross site for construction work to start.
Newcastle's Freeman Hospital is the first in the region to introduce live music to intensive care, as an aid to recovery