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BMW drivers celebrate Round 13 domination

BMW drivers Andy Priaulx (middle), Sam Tordoff (right) and Rob Collard (left) celebrating the team's 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish in Round 13 of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft.

North East motor sport fans 'need BTCC'

British Touring Car Championship bosses have highlighted how important the event is for North East motor racing fans.

Series Director Alan Gow, said:

It's obviously the only one up in the North East. So this is an area that really needs the BTCC to come to them.

It's a great circuit, it's a great atmosphere, good crowds, so we enjoy coming.

– Alan Gow, BTCC Series Director


Neighbours 'in shock' over death of Gateshead woman in Tunisia

Neighbours of a holidaymaker from Gateshead who was killed in a terrorist attack on a beach in Tunisia have described their 'shock' at the news of her death.

Lisa Burbidge, in her 60s, from Whickham, was one of 15 British people killed in Friday's terror attack on a beach in Sousse.

One neighbour, Paul Taylor, 45, said:

"Lisa was a lovely lady, absolutely beautiful.

"It was awful for Lisa's daughters when her husband Bill died so this will be especially hard for them.

"The family are very close and this will be devastating for them all.

"We are in total shock."

– Paul Taylor, neighbour of Lisa Burbidge

Priaulx wins BTCC Round 13 at Croft

Andy Prialux racing at Croft Circuit Credit: BTCC

BMW driver Andy Priaulx has earned his first British Touring Car Championship win of the series in Round 13 at Croft.

Priaulx, 40, finished ahead of BMW team-mate Sam Tordoff, who had started on pole position.

Rob Collard finished 3rd, Gordon Shedden 4th and Matt Neal 5th.

Debutant Max Coates, from Scorton in North Yorkshire, finished 21st. While Nic Hamilton, younger brother of F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, finished 25th in his first BTCC race.


Industrial fire in Stockton

Cleveland Fire and Rescue tackle industrial fire in Stockton Credit: ITV

More than 40 fire fighters are tackling a large industrial fire in Stockton.

The fire broke out at an industrial area behind B&Q on Portrack Lane on Sunday morning. Cleveland Fire and Rescue were called out at 9:11am and have confirmed that seven fire appliances, two command units and one hydraulic platform are at the scene.

No-one is understood to have been injured and fire officers said it's believed the unit was empty at the time of the incident.

North Yorkshire holidaymaker 'so lucky' to be alive

A woman who survived the beach attack in Sousse has told ITV Tyne Tees she feels 'so lucky' to be alive.

22 year old Ellie Makin is now back home near Ripon after flying back from Tunisia on Saturday. She had been holidaying with a friend.

Ellie says she is finding it difficult to take in the 'horrific' events of Friday's attack and sends her heartfelt condolences to those who have lost a loved one.

Ellie spoke to ITV News on Friday from Tunisia Credit: ITV News

Climber injured at North Yorkshire beauty spot

Climbers at Brimham Rocks Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A climber has been taken to hospital after being injured in a fall at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

A 43-year-old man fell several metres and suffered back injuries at Brimham Rocks, near Ripon on Friday.

He was treated by paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service before being stretched to a waiting road ambulance by members of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Team.

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Theresa May: Around 40 terror plots foiled since 7/7

Around 40 terror plots have been foiled in the last 10 years in the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

Theresa May speaking to the BBC. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

Mrs May confirmed that the Government was expecting more British fatalities after a deadly attack on a Tunisian beach resort left at least 15 Britons dead.

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show about the threat facing the UK, the Home Secretary said: "Yes, a number of plots have been stopped.

"Over the last ten years it's estimated that something like 40 plots have been disrupted here in the UK."

She said the security services have had to cope with a more "diverse" threat from extremists since the London bombings in 2005, including the possibility of lone wolf attacks.

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