Newcastle upon Tyne

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  1. Boy, 15, hit by bus left seriously injured

    A teenager was left seriously injured when he was hit by a bus in Sunderland.

    The crash happened at about 16:25 BST on Wednesday as the 15-year-old was crossing Newcastle Road.

    The bus driver, who stayed with the boy until the emergency services arrived, is being given help by officers, Northumbria Police said.

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    Sgt Steve Chappell said: “It happened on a busy road near the Greyhound Stadium – so we are appealing for anybody who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the collision to get in touch.

    “We are also interested to hear from anybody who may have dashcam footage that can support our investigation."

  2. Fire breaks out on lorry carrying hay

    A blaze has broken out on a lorry carrying hay, leading to a major road being shut in both directions.

    Six fire engines are at the scene of the fire, which started at about 08:15 BST on the A69, near Heddon-on-the-Wall.

    A Northumbria Police spokesperson said the road had been completely shut to help firefighters tackle the blaze and diversions were in place.

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    Police have asked motorists to avoid the area because of building traffic.