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REMINDER: Northbound Tyne Tunnel shut until 5am Monday

The A19 Northbound Tyne Tunnel closure for essential maintenance with northbound traffic using the southbound tunnel in contra flow.

This is between 10pm Fri 3rd - 5am Mon 6th Dec 2021

Metro service reminder: No trains between Heworth and South Hylton today

Tyne and Wear Metro said:

Sunday 5 December- No trains will run between Heworth and South Hylton to allow for Network Rail work. Replacement bus 901 will be running, calling at or close to stations from Heworth to South Hylton.

NEXUS said: A replacement bus service, number 901 will be running, calling at or close to all stations from Heworth to South Hylton.

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Today's weather

According to the Met Office, the weather should be as follows today:

Areas of heavy rain are likely at first, with hill sleet or snow, these gradually dying away to leave cloudy conditions with scattered coastal showers. Winds slowly easing. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

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Hello and welcome to The Chronicle’s live breaking news blog.

We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news and sport.