Northumbria Police will condense six force command areas into three.
- Northumberland and North Tyneside will become NORTH
- Newcastle and Gateshead will become CENTRAL
- Sunderland and South Tyneside will become SOUTH
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Drivers travelling north or southbound on the A1 near Newcastle and Gateshead are advised to expect delays until Wednesday morning.
A large sinkhole, 5m wide and 3m deep, has formed on the A1 near to the Lobley Hill Interchange on the Northbound carriageway.