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    Video caption: Tynemouth sea swims pivotal part of recovering alcoholic's journey

    A recovering alcoholic says a daily dip in the North Sea has helped him on his journey of recovery.

  2. Puppy given oxygen by fire crew after house blaze

    A seven-month-old puppy who was given oxygen after being rescued from a kitchen fire has made a full recovery.

    A neighbour called 999 and firefighters found Clio, a Presa Canario, in the kitchen of the Sunderland house on 4 January.

    Firefighters described her as "distressed" and took her outside where she was given oxygen from a specialist kit provided by the RSPCA.

    Clio being given oxygen

    Owner Aleksander said: "Clio is a smart dog and was sniffing around the bottom of the kitchen door for the clean air and didn’t panic.

    “She spent a few days with the vet making sure her oxygen levels were normal after breathing in the smoke but now she is back to her normal self, I can never thank the firefighters enough for saving her.”

    Clio

    Station Manager Shaun Makin, of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The oxygen therapy kit is present on all our appliances so whenever your furry friend needs it we will be there.”

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    Severe disruption: A19 Northumberland northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 Northumberland northbound severe disruption, from A189 to A1 J80.

    A19 Northumberland - A19 in Annitsford closed northbound from Moor Farm Roundabout to Seaton Burn, because of overrunning roadworks. Diversion in operation - Via the Solid Triangle Diversion Symbol. Take the A189 Northbound, then the A192 Eastbound followed by the A1068 Southbound to re-join the A19 at the Seaton Burn Roundabout.

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

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    Severe accident: A189 Tyne And Wear northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A189 Tyne And Wear northbound severe accident, from A184 to A695 Scotswood Road.

    A189 Tyne And Wear - A189 Redheugh Bridge in Newcastle Upon Tyne closed and stationary queues northbound from Redheugh Bridge to the A695 Scotswood Road junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1(M) County Durham northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) County Durham northbound severe accident, from J62 for A690 to J63 for A167.

    A1(M) County Durham - One lane closed and queues on A1(M) northbound from J62, A690 (Carrville) to J63, A167 (Chester-Le-Street), because of an accident.

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