A cargo ship stuck for 12 days off the Northumberland coast has been towed to safety and is now heading South. Salvage teams worked into the early hours of Thursday morning to free her.
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Eight crew members had to be rescued from a fishing boat after it started sinking a mile off the coast of Sunderland.
Drivers travelling north or southbound on the A1 near Newcastle and Gateshead are advised to expect delays until Wednesday morning.