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The Great Exhibition of the North officially opens

The Great Exhibition of the North is officially open. For 80 days it will showcase the great contributions made by the north in art, culture, design and innovation.

Twenty five thousand people will witness the official opening display of the UK's largest water sculpture tonight. It's 80 metres in length.

But we've already seen that in rehearsal, along with some of the event's other highlights.

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Lost Voice Guy comedian wins Britain's Got Talent

37 year old Lee Ridley from Consett has won the final of the ITV show Britain's Got Talent.

Lee has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak and uses a tablet computer to deliver his comedy routine, performing as Lost Voice Guy.

Winning the series means Lee picks up the £250,000 prize and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance.

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