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Teesside couple "shocked and stunned" to win lottery

A couple from Stockton say they're 'shocked and stunned' after winning more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery.

Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox, were presented with their cheque after placing the bet whilst on holiday.

They won just days after an 80-year-old woman from Middlesbrough won £500,000, meaning there have been two winners from Teesside in the space of a week. Jonny Blair reports.

£111,000 lottery win for Teesside hairdresser and builder

Cheers! The lottery winners celebrate Credit: ITV News

A couple from Teesside are celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery. Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox bought the winning ticket during a holiday in Cumbria. They didn't realise they'd won until four days after the draw was made.

We both let out an enormous scream and burst into tears of joy... We just didn't know what to do with ourselves at first, apart from sit there in a state of shock.

– Emma Coulson

Emma, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.



Jumpin' Jack due to parachute jump - at age of 91

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 has had medical clearance for the jump from Peterlee

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.

Fleet of Dutch racing yachts arrives on the River Tyne

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.

The 58 Dutch racing yachts are moored in Newcastle
The yachts look stunning against the backdrop of the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle
The racing yachts will be moored for three days while their crews tour the area
The yachts set sail from Holland last weekend and have also visited Hartlepool
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