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Wildlife photography students head to the Farne Islands

Budding wildlife photographers from Cumbria University visiting the Farne Islands. Credit: ITV

Budding wildlife photographers are visiting Northumberland's most famous bird and seal colonies as part of their curriculum.

The students are on a wildlife media course at Cumbria University. They are visiting the Farne Islands to practice their camera work, including underwater filming.

Tens of thousands of puffins visit the Farne Islands at this time of year. Credit: ITV

Toy collections expected to fetch £150,000 at auction

The toys, including Star Wars figurines, will go on sale later.

Three former Palitoy employees are selling their entire collections of the brand's toys today.

Nearly 1,000 toys, all from the 1970s, will be up for auction including action men, star wars figurines and dolls.

Over 600 lots are due to go on sale sale from 10.30 this morning at Vectis Toys in Thornaby. They are expected to fetch up to £150,000.

A 1970s doll that will go on sale in Thornaby today.
An Action Man costume owned by a former Palitoy employee.



Watch: Boro players 'heartbroken' after losing final

The Middlesbrough players are "heartbroken" after losing the Championship play-off final, according to defender Ben Gibson.

The player spoke to ITV News Tyne Tees just after a plane carrying the team touched down at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Striker Patrick Bamford also spoke to this programme, saying that everyone was "very disappointed" after not giving the final their "best shot".

You can catch all the reaction to Middlesbrough's 2-0 play-off final defeat to Norwich in ITV News Tyne Tees at 6pm.

Boro back on Teesside after missing out on top flight

The Middlesbrough team arrived back on Teesside this afternoon after missing out on Premier League action next year. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Middlesbrough team are now back on Teesside after losing 2-0 to Norwich in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The result means Middlesbrough will still be in the Championship next season.

The team, along with the chairman Dave Gibson, touched down at Durham Tees Valley Airport a short time ago.

Steve Gibson's side have failed to win promotion despite an impressive season. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Back down to earth: the Middlesbrough players had hoped to be playing Premier League football next season. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
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