Slow traffic in both directions at the Norton Interchange near Middlesbrough following a lorry crash. The southbound entry slip road from the A689 is closed.
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A series of special pop up performances in Newcastle will mark the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Sir Peter Bazalgette will be among leading industry figures to be honoured by Sunderland University
Over two thousand men from the North East were killed in the battle. St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle is hosting today's commemorations.