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A 91-year-old World war 2 veteran is due to parachute jump over County Durham, to raise money for a dementia charity, in tribute to his wife.
Jack Watson, from Sunderland, said skydiving was one of his lifelong ambitions, and he decided to do it to raise money for Action on Dementia Sunderland, which has supported him and his wife Norma since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease seven years ago.
Mr Watson, a former Signalman with the Shropshire Yeomanry, now volunteers at the charity's Memory Cafes, for dementia patients and their carers. He said he was "lucky" to be able to do the jump, which will take place at Shotton Airfield, County Durham.
A fleet of 58 Dutch racing yachts has arrived on the River Tyne as part of a friendly race around the North Sea.
The yachts and their crewmen set sail from Ijmuiden in the Netherlands last weekend and have already visited Hartlepool Marina. They will be moored in Newcastle until Saturday.
A mass sports day has been held in Northumberland to celebrate National School Sport Week. Over 1500 children from schools around the county travelled to Cramlington for the two day event.
A plaque will be unveiled in Gateshead later to mark the location of the famous scene of the film Get Carter, where Cliff Brumby was thrown from a car park.
The actual car park was demolished in 2010, so the plaque will be in the new Trinity Square development. which now stands on the same spot.
Police in Durham have issued a warning against Parkour, or freerunning, saying that the activity could have "life-threatening" consequences.
A statement released by the force said the activity was becoming increasingly popular - but warned that the city's monuments, ancient walls and buildings could be structurally unsound because of their age.
It said: "Please think you are not only causing damage to the buildings but the risk to yourself whilst taking part in these activities is extremely dangerous."
Parkour, which began in France in the 1980s, involves moving quickly through an urban area by running and jumping over obstacles.
It is now respected as a sport, with its own qualifications and coaching ladder. In 2010 Ed Miliband, as Energy Secretary, took part in a Parkour event in London.
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