A19 Northbound entry slip road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, a van and two cars involved at A186 / A191 Benton Road / Whitley Road / A191 Holystone Way (Holystone Roundabout).
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The 60-year-old takes charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.
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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.