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Ken Dodd to return to Whitley Bay

Ken Dodd will be performing in Whitley Bay in August.

The comedian Ken Dodd will be performing at the Playhouse Whitley Bay this summer.

He will perform his 'Happiness Show' at the theatre on Saturday 8th August and Sunday 9th.

Ken Dodd celebrated his 60th year as a professional entertainer last year.

You can see more information about the show here.

Tony Blair to step down from envoy role

Tony Blair will step down from his role as Middle East envoy next month. Credit: PA

The former Sedgefield MP Tony Blair will step down from his role as a Middle East envoy.

Mr Blair has represented the so-called Quartet of powers, which consists of the UN, the US, the EU and Russia, for eight years.

He took on the role immediately after resigning as Prime Minister and MP for Sedgefield in June 2007. He will leave the post next month.

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CCTV released after bag theft in Hartlepool

Police have released CCTV footage after the theft of a bag containing valuables in Hartlepool.

The bag was accidentally left on the number 7 Stagecoach bus which was travelling through Hartlepool towards the Headland on Friday 3rd April sometime between 9.50pm and 10.10pm.

The owner of the bag left the bus at Thorpe Bridge bus stop and it is believed that a man who got on at a later stop sat on the seat next to the bag and may have concealed it under his clothing. The bag contained a white Apple iPhone 4S mobile phone, keys and a bank card.

Officers are trying to identify and contact the man in the footage below. Anyone who recognises him can call Cleveland Police on 101.

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