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  1. Virus rates continue to rise in some parts of North East

    Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and County Durham are continuing to see rises in coronavirus infection rates, latest figures show.

    Middlesbrough has a population of almost 491,000. In the seven days up to 14 January there were 634 new cases, but this rose to 688 in the seven days up to and including 21 January.

    Redcar and Cleveland has a population of 137,150. In the seven days up to 14 January there were 537 new cases and this rose to 565 the following week.

    The number of people to have died with coronavirus in the UK has exceeded 100,000.

    North East Covid expert Dr Emma Hodcroft is tracking how the virus spreads.

    She said: "Around Europe everyone is watching the UK shock at the scenes we are seeing in hospitals and the number of people dying and everyone is trying to avoid as much as possible having that scenario happen."

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    Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from A66 to A1046 Haverton Hill Road.

    A19 North Yorkshire - A19 closed northbound from the A66 junction to Portrack Interchange, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A19 County Durham southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 County Durham southbound severe accident, between A1046 Haverton Hill Road and A66.

    A19 County Durham - A19 Tees Flyover in Stockton-On-Tees blocked and queues southbound between Portrack Interchange and the A66 junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

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