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Radio 1's Big Weekend in Middlesbrough - don't miss these 5 acts

HEADING to Radio 1's Big Weekend today? Here's our tips for five acts not to be missed.

The 1 for New Music Stage

Mabel

Mabel is a rising star and her hit single Don’t Call Me Up is a proper ear worm.

We’re sure it will sound as ...

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Find some backbone on Brexit – fast: Watson attacks Labour’s second ref stance

Labour must “find some backbone” and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said.

Tom Watson said he feared the results of the European elections would show voters had ...

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Trump plays down North Korean missile threat

Donald Trump has downplayed recent North Korean missile tests in an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser.

The US president tweeted from Tokyo that the tests are not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan.

Mr Trump also said North Korean leader Kim ...

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Golf and sumo wrestling on the agenda for Trump and Abe in Japan

Donald Trump flew in aboard the Marine One helicopter for a round of golf at Japan’s Mobara Country Club with prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Abe is the US president’s closest friend among world leaders and it was the fifth time they had played golf together since Mr Trump took ...

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Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

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The white sock is off Durham Cathedral's central tower after three years - be the first to climb it

AFTER three years looking as if it had had a white sock pulled over the top of it, Durham Cathedral’s central tower will reopen to the public at 10am next Saturday, much to the delight of Durham residents and visitors from across the world.

With the scaffolding coming down, ...

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Top Model Fiona Harrington, from Middlesbrough, on fashion, fitness... and flats

When she was 15, Fiona Harrington almost became a model. Three decades later, the Middlesbrough teacher is proving she still has what it takes.

Fiona Harrington has proved it’s never too late to strut your stuff by winning an award in a top modelling competition. By daytime, ...

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Rare showing of Joy of Sex illustrations to be held in North-East

The Northern Festival of Illustration is returning to Hartlepool this summer, showcasing world-renowned illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists.

THE award-winning Northern Festival of Illustration is returning to Hartlepool this summer with the first showing outside of London of ...

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Toronto Raptors reach NBA Finals for first time

The Toronto Raptors will challenge the Golden State Warriors for the NBA crown after reaching the finals for the first time.

Scenes of jubilation broke out at the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night after Kawhi Leonard led the home side to a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the ...

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Double success for Rockliffe Hall apprentice

AN IT apprentice at a North-East hotel has two reasons to celebrate.

Andrew Jennison was named Best Newcomer at the North East Hotels Association Excellence Awards and has also been given a permanent contract as IT Technician at the five star Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth, near ...

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NHS team donate prize money to North Durham cancer care appeal

GENEROUS staff earning awards for their dedication to the NHS have donated their prize money to a vital cause to raise £1m appeal to transform cancer care for patients across County Durham.

Under the management of Alison McCree, the estates, facilities and procurement team at ...

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Darlington pupils among most-skilled mathematics in the UK

THE accolades have added up for young mathematicians who have been ranked among the best in the country.

Pupils at Haughton Academy, Darlington, part of The Education Village Academy Trust, were presented with a host of certificates following their success in the annual Intermediate ...

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Hundreds apply for jobs at chilled food firm

HUNDREDS of people applied for jobs following a major recruitment drive by award-winning Teesside company which makes chilled food for the UK’s biggest supermarkets.

On the back of one its most successful years in its history, SK Chilled Foods advertised for 32 new roles based ...

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Durham Police officer attends Cannes Film Festival after landing role in Ken Loach's new film

A POLICEMAN has swapped his beat for the red carpet after appearing in a film at this month’s festival in Cannes.

Ross Brewster, who has been a police officer with Durham Police for 22 years, landed the role in Ken Loach’s latest film four years after signing up with an ...

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Hedgehogs Sparkey and Hardy released back into wild

TWO rescued hedgehogs have been released back into the wild as part of a project to improve conservation efforts.

Rangers at Preston Park, Stockton, released hogs Sparkey and Hardy to establish their own territory within the park.

The team partnered up with Hoggy Stockton ...

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Apprentice started at SSI the day before Redcar steelworks closed

AN apprentice who started working at a steelworks the day before its closure was announced is looking forward to a brighter future.

Lewis Mitchell was only 16 and straight out of school when he signed his apprenticeship contract with SSI in Redcar. The following day it was announced ...

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Alan Johnson will be in Yarm as part of his UK tour

JUST how does an orphan, growing up in a poverty-stricken west London slum, chart a path to becoming one of the most important and influential politicians of his generation?

Alan Johnson, the former postman-turned-home secretary (and self-proclaimed ‘failed rock star’), ...

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Hundreds to walk in North Yorkshire in support of Herriot Hospice

HUNDREDS of people are expected to attend a walking event in aid of a hospice care charity.

People from across Hambleton and Richmondshire will turn out to complete a choice of three walking routes in support of the Northallerton-based charity Herriot Hospice Homecare.

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Hidden bonus with this house on the market for £1.1m - take a look inside

WHILE the delights of Brook House are obvious to even the most untrained eye, it has an added hidden bonus which is sure to appeal to those with a special vision ­– to try out their skills as a developer or put their own mark on their new home with an extension of its accommodation. ...

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The white sock is off Durham Cathedral's central tower after three years - be the first to climb it

AFTER three years looking as if it had had a white sock pulled over the top of it, Durham Cathedral’s central tower will reopen to the public at 10am next Saturday, much to the delight of Durham residents and visitors from across the world.

With the scaffolding coming down, ...

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Judge brands pub knife attacker from Chester-le-Street as 'dangerous' offender

A MAN with a history of weapon assaults has been jailed for eight years for a pub stabbing.

But as a judge considers Gavin Watkins poses a risk of causing serious future harm, he imposed an extended determinate sentence.

It means he must serve at least two-thirds of the ...

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