Hazardous driving conditions due to ice and snow on the A1 at Hollinside Road (Metro Centre). A number of other routes in the area affected.
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The young couple from South Shields were killed in the Manchester terror attack. Their families say the town has shown 'amazing support'.
Three officers were attacked in South Shields on Thursday evening