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Road closed after crash near junction of A1 and A19

Police are dealing with an incident on the A1 southbound sliproad with the A19 at Seaton Burn Roundabout in Seaton Burn, north of Newcastle.

It's thought there was a collision between two vehicles that happened around 3.30pm on Sunday.

One man has been injured although the extent of injuries his are not yet known.

The sliproad is currently closed and is expected to be closed for some time while enquiries are carried out into the collision.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said they were keen to trace a black Citreon C2 car which was in the area at the time.

New stamps mark civilian role in First World War

The new set of stamps is being published to mark the events of the the First World Wa Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

A new set of stamps is being published to mark the events of the the First World War - including the important role civilians played.

The six stamps mark the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland, while munitions worker Charlotte Meade is pictured in her overalls.

At least 120 men from the North East perished during the Battle of the Jutland, including the three Malcolm brothers from Stockton-on-Tees.

Charles Malcolm, aged 22, John Robert Malcolm, aged 25, and Joseph Malcolm, aged 29, all died onboard the HMS Queen Mary when it was destroyed.

Minister for First World War commemorations David Evennett said: "The Royal Mail stamps are a poignant tribute to the many lives lost and affected by the First World War.

"The Battle of the Somme and Jutland commemorations are important milestones in the First World War centenary and I hope that these stamps encourage people to remember and learn more about the pivotal events of 1916."

Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: "A century ago our armed forces were making the ultimate sacrifice on land and at sea, and non-combatants were making an extraordinary contribution overseas and on the home front. Our stamp issue pays tribute to all."

The stamps are the third set of a five-year commemorative programme.

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