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NEAR MISS: A 50-year-old cottage had a near miss this morning, when a heavy goods vehicle skidded towards it down an icy hill. The incident, in Middleton One Row, near Darlington, happened shortly before 7am today. The driver apparently lost control in icy conditions, before the vehicle came to a halt on a grass verge, perilously close to the property's front wall.
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NEWCASTLE UNITED: Full-back Danny Simpson has responded to last night's 2-1 defeat at Fulham and expressed hope that Newcastle's supporters can see the effort that the players are putting in.
Simpson said: "It is hard to take defeat for the fans, but I think they can see it is just not happening for us.
"They can see we are working 100 per cent, every one of us. That is what they want to see from people in a Newcastle shirt and they can tell we are not getting the luck."
11:09am Tue 11 Dec 12
That's looking like a skid on Hill Rise headed down to hit the bungalow on The Front at Middleton One Row.
Council workers salt roads in Darlington as residents wake to treacherous icy conditions this morning.
Officers already dealt with several 'ICE' related RTCs. Still pockets of black ice around, drive accordingly and allow extra time— @PCSO3589 11 December 2012
#travel VERY bad. Just abandoned a bus from Gateshead to Newcastle after 45mins in #traffic Also delays on the metro and trains to London— @jonnyblairitv 11 December 2012
White Horse bank between Kilburn and the A170 has been closed due to icy conditions— @northyorkscc 11 December 2012
A lorry has jackknifed in Middleton One Row this morning. More to follow shortly.