A167(M) Central Motorway blocked southbound between A193 New Bridge Street Roundabout to A167 (Swanhouse Roundabout) because of accident involving four vehicles. Affecting traffic towards the Tyne Bridge.
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Activists from the group Extinction Rebellion staged a demonstration at Grey's Monument to raise awareness of the impact of climate change.
On Wednesday, an estimated 90 employees were taken to a reception centre, to establish if they were victims of exploitation.
A range of landmarks will be lit from dusk today until Sunday 28th April, which marks a week since the attacks.