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Drinkhall into Men's Doubles Semi Finals

Teesside's Paul Drinkhall has earned his second Semi-Final spot in a matter of hours after progressing in the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his partner Liam Pitchford overcame Nigeria 3-2 in the Quarter-Finals. It came less an hour after Drinkhall and his wife Joanna qualified for the Semi-Finals of the Mixed Doubles event.

However, Northallerton's Daniel Reed is out of the Men's Doubles after he and Sam Walker were beaten 3-1 by India in the Quarter-Finals.


Missing Portuguese teen

Missing teen
MIssing Portuguese 14-year-old girl Claudia Fernandes Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager in Sunderland.

14-year-old Claudia Fernandes, who is originally from Portugal, is staying with family in the Grindon area.

She left her home at around 3pm yesterday and her family have not heard from her since.

Claudia is around five feet four, of medium build and has brown eyes. She is believed to be wearing bright blue leggings, a black jacket and black and pink Vans trainers.

She doesn't speak very good English, and officers are carrying out enquiries to try to find her.

Reed through to Mixed Doubles Semi Finals

Daniel Reed
Daniel Reed (right) and his partner Kelly Sibley in the Mixed Doubles Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Northallerton's Daniel Reed has progressed into the Semi-Finals of the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles.

The 24-year-old, from Northallerton, and his partner Kelly Sibley overcome India 3-2 in the Quarter-Finals.

The Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals gets underway on Friday.

Drinkhall's beat Singapore to make semis

Drinkhalls make semis in Glasgow
Drinkhalls through to semis at Commonwealth Games in Galsgow Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Teesside's Paul Drinkhall and his wife Joanna have beaten number ones seeds Singapore in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles quarter finals in Glasgow.

The couple won 3-1 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus to go through to the semi finals tomorrow.

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