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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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.
Local MPs are now writing to the Prime Minister demanding that statutory redundancy is paid from another budget.
The Chair of the SSI Task Force has outlined some of the support which is available to people affected by closure of the steelworks.