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Dolphins spotted off Roker Beach at Sunderland

At least eight dolphins have been spotted off the coast of Roker Beach in Sunderland.

ITV Tyne Tees Twitter follower Nathan Askew tweeted us a picture and then emailed us this clip of one of the dolphins emerging briefly from the North Sea.

Nathan said: "The sea around Roker Pier was covered with dolphins."

Dolphins have been spotted off the coast of Roker before but it's a very rare occurrence.

North Shields FA Vase victory tour

Victorious team members of the North Shields FC squad are parading the FA Vase trophy around North Tyneside in an open-top bus tour this evening

North Shields VA Fase Winners 2015 Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The bus will travel through North Tyneside so fans can catch a glimpse of the cup and cheer on the team.

The Robins triumphed in the FA Vase final at Wembley on May 9, beating Glossop North End 2-1.

The trophy will pass several pubs in the town, including the Gunner, the Alexandra and the Spring Gardens, as well as taking in the Fish Quay.

The bus will leave the Daren Persson stadium at 6.30pm and head to Tynemouth, before heading back to North Shields and finishing at Chirton Club at 8.30pm.

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