Blyth

England, United Kingdom

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    Severe accident: A189 Northumberland southbound

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    A189 Northumberland southbound severe accident, between A1147 and A193 Cowpen Road.

    A189 Northumberland - A189 in Blyth blocked southbound between the A1147 junction and the A193 Cowpen Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: A19 Tyne And Wear southbound

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    A19 Tyne And Wear southbound severe accident, from A1056 Killingworth Way to A191 Holystone Way.

    A19 Tyne And Wear - A19 in Camperdown closed southbound from Killingworth junction to Holystone Roundabout, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Ideas sought for use of outdated Metro trains

    Community groups are being invited to bid for obsolete Tyne and Wear Metro carriages.

    Five carriages, which will be replaced by new trains in the next couple of years, are to be donated so they can be adapted and transformed for new uses.

    Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, wants to hear ideas from interested groups on how an old train could be transformed into a public asset.

    Metro train and passengers waiting on platform

    Customer services director Huw Lewis said: “Using an old Metro as a valued community space is a very fitting way to commemorate the service they have provided since they entered service over 40 years ago.”

    Two of the original Metro prototypes, which arrived on Tyneside in the late 70s, will be donated to museums.

    Nexus says a new generation of trains which will be "15 times more reliable" will come into use during 2023 until 2024.

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    Severe disruption: A1 Northumberland northbound

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    A1 Northumberland northbound severe disruption, from B1337 to A197.

    A1 Northumberland - A1 Morpeth Bypass closed and queues northbound from Morpeth South Turn Off to Morpeth North Turn Off, because of vehicle fire.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Coronavirus: Blyth GP using wheelchair due to long Covid

    Susannah Thompson is regaining her independence after being affected by long Covid.

  6. Charity sees demand double for mental health help

    A North East mental health charity says demand for its services has doubled since the start of the pandemic.

    Anxious Minds runs services for veterans, a women's centre, and is about to open a men's mental health centre in Northumberland.

    Therapist consoling mature patient during therapy session

    Chief officer Eddie Dean said: "With the NHS working flat-out with the Covid virus it's taking longer to access other services so people are coming straight to us as it's quicker to access our mental health services than be on an NHS waiting list."

    Mr Dean, who is a volunteer himself with the charity, says they need to find extra helpers to allow them to expand.

    He said funding remained an issue with staff employed by Anxious Minds paid the minimum wage and about 70% of the team working for free.

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    Severe disruption: A1 Northumberland northbound

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    A1 Northumberland northbound severe disruption, before A197.

    A1 Northumberland - A1 in Morpeth closed northbound before Morpeth North Turn Off, because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: A1058 Tyne And Wear eastbound

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    A1058 Tyne And Wear eastbound severe disruption, before A188 Chillingham Road.

    A1058 Tyne And Wear - A1058 Stephenson Road in Newcastle Upon Tyne closed and queues eastbound before Chillingham roundabout, because of flooding. Diversion in operation - via the roundabout above.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: A193 Tyne And Wear westbound

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    A193 Tyne And Wear westbound severe disruption, from The Anson Pub to The Duke of York.

    A193 Tyne And Wear - A193 High Street West in Wallsend blocked westbound from The Anson Pub junction to The Duke of York junction, because of an obstruction. Diversion in operation - Service Q3 diverting via Wallsend Bus Station or Fossway.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time