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Parrot owner reunited with stolen birds

The second of two stolen parrots has been recovered and returned to its home in Middlesbrough.

The two African grey parrots were stolen from a property on Bransdale Road in Berwick Hills between Thursday 24th and Monday 28th September.

Missy and Snoop Dog back at home Credit: Cleveland Police

The first parrot, Missy, was reunited with her owner on Wednesday 30th September and the second parrot, Snoop Dogg, was returned home today (Friday).

Cleveland Police have thanked everyone who helped with this incident and to everyone who shared the posts via social media, saying it is much appreciated.

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Video of Robson Green as Metro driver resurfaces after 20 years

A video of North East actor Robson Green promoting the Tyne and Wear Metro has been rediscovered after more than 20 years.

The educational video from 1985 featured the Geordie actor before he was famous. It was made to deter anti-social behaviour on the Metro network.

A few years after it was made, the one and only copy of the footage was lost, but, 30 years after it was made, has reappeared online.

See Robson Green play the role of a Metro driver in the video below, from 1:05.

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Search underway for Scarborough's new town crier

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Hear ye this news! The search is underway for a new town crier for the coastal town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire!

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Following the retirement of Honorary Freeman of the Borough, Alan Booth MBE, after 31 years of service, Scarborough Borough Council is calling on anyone interested in taking up the honorary position to apply and take part in an outdoor public audition in front of a judging panel on Friday 9 October.

When asked about what qualities are most needed to make a good town crier, Alan Booth MBE, who will be on the judging panel, said:

"Ultimately, we'll be looking for someone that wants to do the job for the love of the town and the borough. They should always have the best interests of the area at heart. As well as the obvious skill of loud hailing, a town crier has to demonstrate exemplary behaviour at all times and be smart in appearance. They must like meeting people, engaging in conversation with young and old and listening to others. A good knowledge of the area's history, culture and attractions would be a distinct advantage although they should also be willing to learn on the job.”

At the audition, each candidate will have to hail two announcements, one written by the judging panel, which will be provided to candidates in advance and one that the candidate has personally written for the occasion.

The council must receive applications, including submission of each candidate’s personal announcement, no later than 30 September.

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