New Road in both directions closed due to snow between A66 / A685 (Brough) and B6277 (Middleton-in-Teesdale).
The road is closed at the same point where the A66 is closed between Brough and Bowes.
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71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.
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A judge said adoption would give the baby the "best prospect" of growing up in a "safe and secure" way.