Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

2 Minutes Yesterday In

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06:45 Metro delays A broken down train led to some delays to early-morning Metro services.

There were delays of up to 20 minutes between South Gosforth and South Shields, and up to 20 minute delays between South Gosforth and South Hylton.

09:35 County Durham crash A woman was cut free from her car following a crash in Ferryhill on Mainsforth Road.

Fire crews from Spennymoor and Newton Aycliffe and the Special Rescue Unit from Bishop Auckland attended the scene, but it is not known the circumstances of the crash or the extent of the woman's injuries.

10:53 Funeral for Durham Miners secretary The funeral of Durham Miners' Association secretary Dave Hopper was held.

Tributes have flooded in for Durham Miners' general secretary, who died last Saturday. This month the 72-year-old oversaw his 32nd Miners' Gala where he threw his support behind under-fire Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Corbyn led the tributes to Mr Hopper, tweeting a picture of the pair together. He said: "I learnt a lot from Dave Hopper, he recognised when you take on a struggle you get a lot of pressure and when you get a lot of pressure you can either retreat and run away or you stand up.

"Dave Hopper never retreated, he never ran away.

"He stood up to it and recognised the responsibility to the community that's what made him strong, that's what makes solidarity."

11:42 Beauty spot reopens A popular Northumberland beauty spot attracting 40,000 visitors a year has re-opened after six months of closure following storm damage. The National Trust's Allen Banks and Staward Gorge was hit by torrential rain and winds in December and again in January. Record rain levels caused half a dozen landslips, damaging paths and sweeping away others, causing the loss of 20 Victorian-planted trees. The extreme weather also wrecked the valley's "wobbly bridge," which had only been installed in 2014 to replace an Victorian original which had also been lost after being hit by trees carried by the swollen river. …

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