Sunderland LIVE: your live blog for news, traffic, and weather across Sunderland
Hello and welcome to our live news blog for Friday, August 2.
Good morning – it’s James and Deb on the afternoon shift again seeing you into the weekend. We’ll be here until 10.00pm looking after all things live in the area, including the latest weather report and any traffic and travel delays which may affect you throughout the day. Get in touch on social media and reach out if you have any news to share. Scroll down to see the latest and refresh for updates on the blog.