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Music festival at Middlesbrough youth centre in memory of Abbi

YOUNG musicians at a youth centre are staging a special festival in honour of a teenager who died last year.

Abbi Steedman was a popular member of the myplace centre in Middlesbrough, where she attended music sessions each Thursday evening, funded by The Big Music ...

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Grieving fiancee releases harrowing footage of fatal crash of Chester-le-Street man

HARROWING footage of the moment a biker was killed has been released by his grieving fiancee in a bid to prevent similar tragedies.

Radoslaw Drzewiecki, of Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was on his way to work at the Hownsgill Industrial Estate, in Consett, in March last year ...

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Nick Kyrgios crashes out of Lyon Open

World number 19 Nick Kyrgios suffered an unexpected second-round loss to Argentina’s Nicolas Kicker at the Lyon Open.

The Australian number four seed, given a bye in the first round, took the opening set before eventually going down 2-6 6-4 6-2 against Kicker, who is ranked at ...

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Heather Watson advances but Naomi Broady falls in French Open qualifiers

It was a mixed day for British tennis in the first round of the women’s French Open qualifying at Roland Garros.

Naomi Broady fell to a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann while Heather Watson came from a set down to beat Anastasiya Komardina and ...

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Thousands gather for vigil in show of defiance after deadly terror attack

Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Manchester in a show of defiance, declaring they will not be afraid in the wake of the terror attack.

Crowds spilled from Albert Square on to nearby roads, standing together in an act of solidarity, and showing that the city “always ...

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UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’ following Manchester Arena atrocity

Britain was braced for further terrorist attacks following the Manchester atrocity as Theresa May said the threat level was being raised to its highest possible rating.

In a live televised statement from Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the terror threat level would be increased to ...

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Eric Cantona posts message of support for victims of Manchester attack

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has recorded a message of support and solidarity for the victims of the terror attack in Manchester, saying “my heart is with you”.

A suicide bombing killed 22 people and left many more injured at the end of an Ariana Grande concert ...

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Ian Poulter happy to put Wentworth ahead of FA Cup final and Monaco Grand Prix

Ian Poulter insists he would choose a weekend at Wentworth over watching his beloved Arsenal in the FA Cup final and a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Poulter has previously made no secret of his dislike for the BMW PGA Championship venue, especially after the controversial redesign by ...

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Manchester Terror Attack: Bomber named; Darlington, Middlesbrough, Newcastle people tell of aftermath of blast at Ariana Grande concert

WITNESSES to the explosion at Manchester Arena have been sharing their experiences.

People from across the region are among thousands of people who travelled to the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: North defiant in the ...

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Sunderland: No timescale in hunt for new boss with Kevin Phillips a likelier option than Sam Allardyce

SAM ALLARDYCE has dramatically quit Crystal Palace, but the Sunderland fans hoping for a sensational return to Wearside will be left disappointed as the search begins for David Moyes’ successor.

While the Black Cats’ post-war record goalscorer Kevin Phillips is understood to be ...

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General Election campaigning to remain suspended after Manchester terror attack

The party leaders’ campaigns for the June 8 General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the Manchester Arena terrorist attack.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who visited Manchester and chaired two meetings of the emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday, will continue ...

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Ajax boss Peter Bosz: Europa League final has lost its glow

Ajax coach Peter Bosz says the Europa League final has lost its “glow” after Monday’s bombing in Manchester.

Manchester United did not hold a pre-match press conference on Tuesday in the wake of the attack that rocked their city.

An explosion at the end of a concert ...

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Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager

Sam Allardyce has left his job as Crystal Palace manager.

The 62-year-old, who only took charge at Selhurst Park on December 23, guided the Eagles to safety on May 14 following a 4-0 defeat of Hull, who were relegated as a result.

However, the former England manager has now decided ...

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Middlesbrough: Downing questions commitment of some players

STEWART DOWNING has defended Steve Agnew for his part in Middlesbrough’s fall out of the Premier League by claiming the fans aren’t privy to everything that has gone on behind the scenes.

Boro chairman Steve Gibson is considering his managerial options, even though Agnew has the ...

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Terror threat level increased to 'critical' - further attack believed to be imminent

BRITAIN is braced for further terrorist attacks following the Manchester atrocity as Theresa May said the threat level was being raised to its highest possible rating.

In a live televised statement from Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the terror threat level would be increased to ...

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Birmingham candle-lit vigil cut short after ‘armed man’ arrested

A candle-lit vigil in Birmingham in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack was cut short after a man believed to be armed was detained nearby.

The man shouted out as he was handcuffed and led away by officers with West Midlands Police, just a short distance from where ...

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IS claims responsibility for Manchester atrocity which claims 22 lives

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing which killed 22 victims, including an eight-year-old girl, in the worst terrorist incident to hit Britain since the July 7 attacks.

A lone bomber detonated a homemade device packed with nuts and ...

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Manchester suicide bomber named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi

The suicide bomber who brought carnage to the Manchester Arena has been named as Salman Abedi.

Police confirmed his name after armed officers carried out a dramatic raid on the redbrick semi in south Manchester where the 22-year-old was registered as living.

Greater Manchester Chief ...

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Darlington company says maintenance work has delivered better-than-expected demand

A FAMILY-RUN restoration and maintenance firm says process sector shutdown programmes have bolstered one of its divisions.

Stone Technical Services has reported better-than-anticipated clamour for its industrial services arm in the first half of 2017, with demand up 30 per cent on a year ...

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Company aims to retain long-held contract to make travel permits in North-East

A PASSPORT maker has reaffirmed its commitment to make permits for the post- Brexit era in the North-East.

De La Rue yesterday told The Northern Echo it is hopeful of preserving a longheld agreement to make the travel document at its Gateshead base.

The company has already ...

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Middlesbrough-born Business Secretary Greg Clark says project will be in his industrial strategy - proving Conservatives win General Election

A PROGRAMME to put the region at the vanguard of cleaner air technology will be “a great ambition”

of a new Conservative Government, a senior minister has said.

Greg Clark says he will put plans to revive a carbon capture and storage (CCS) network at the forefront of ...

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