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University pays tribute to Matthew Jordan

Teesside University has paid tribute to their student Matthew Jordan, whose body was found in a lake on Tuesday.

University tribute to 20-year-old Matthew Jordan Credit: ITV Border

Matthew, who studied criminology, had been missing for nineteen days, before his body was discovered in Windermere.

A spokesman for the university says they are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss. They are offering support to students and the wider university community.

Appeal for missing boxer dog

Nott's & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue are appealing for information on a missing boxer dog called Murphy.

The dog has been missing since Monday afternoon and was last seen at Angle Tarn above Hartsop, between Troutbeck and Glenridding in the Lake District.

A helicopter has been sent over the area to see if he is laying injured.

Murphy is chipped and tagged and is wearing a red harness.

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Silloth roads blocked due to armed robbery

All roads out of Silloth have been blocked after a member of staff at the Cumberland Building Society was threatened with a knife during a robbery.

Police were called at 1:11pm today, Thursday 17 April, and are currently investigating the incident.

Officers and Air Support, from the National Police Air Service (NPAS), have been deployed to the area and a search is underway for the offender(s).

Motorists are asked to avoid the area. No one was harmed in the incident.

Learning to drive is 'an on-going process'

New research shows nearly a quarter of young drivers in the north west have admitted to crashing their car after passing their test.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists says younger people simply don't feel prepared for driving on their own.

The Institute says the current system is failing the next generation of motorists, and is calling for a serious review.

Chris Hudson is an Approved Driving Instructor:

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