Dog saved from blaze

A pet dog was rescued by firefighters yesterday [MON] from a house blaze.

A pet dog was rescued by firefighters yesterday [MON] from a house blaze.

The incident happened at a bungalow in Moorsburn Drive, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, when a fire caused smoke damage to the kitchen.

Road patch-up

A TEMPORARY road surface was yesterday put down on a busy road which was damaged by a burst water main at the weekend.

The burst on the A690 at Sutton Street in Durham caused severe disruption at the weekend.

A temporary surface was put in place yesterday and the road will be permanently repaired after the morning rush hour on Friday.

MP for jump

TYNE Bridge MP David Clelland will be jumping off the bridge from which his constituency takes its name to raise funds for charity next week.

Mr Clelland will be taking part in a zip wire event off the bridge on Monday in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust. Anyone wanting to support the event can send a cheque payable to the Anthony Nolan Trust at Mr Clelland's office at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA; or on Anthony Nolan Trust's net site.

Blaze chaos

A LARGE blaze at an industrial estate caused chaos for motorists yesterday as firefighters were forced to close roads to allow smouldering embers to cool down.

The fire, which broke out just before noon yesterday at the Clockmill Road Estate in Dunston, Gateshead, was put out by fire crews, but they closed Ellison Road and Team Street to allow gas cylinders and other material to cool. The roads remained closed until about 10pm last night. No-one was injured in the blaze.

Art exhibition

LARGE paintings showing striking contrasts between light and dark go on show in County Durham today [TUES] when artist Brian Sutherland shows his work at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery.

Brian works predominantly in oils. His Print Room exhibition at the DLI Museum runs until May 13.

Get walking

WALKERS are being invited to explore further afield when a major festival is staged in Northumberland later this month.

The Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Walking Festival is taking place from May 14 to 20.

Programmes are now available online at www.berwick-upon-tweed.gov.uk/regen/walks.htm.

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