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Some of the thousands of people who take part each year in courses run by the Foundation of Light attended an award ceremony at the stadium.

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Wheelchair racer Jade Jones wins European bronze

Middlesbrough's Jade Jones has won bronze in the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea. Her success in the T54 5000m comes just three weeks after she won bronze over a different distance - the 1500m - in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jade Jones
Jade Jones will compete twice more in Swansea over 1500m and 800m. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

The athlete, who is 18 years old, has also recently confirmed her place studying law at Teesside University from September.

Stockton sprinter Kilty reflects on medal success

by Phil Roscoe

Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty has been reflecting on his recent success at the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old won a silver medal in the Men's 4x100m relay in Glasgow and a gold medal in the same event in Zurich last weekend.

Kilty was back in the North East today giving a coaching session to young athletes in Gateshead.

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Richard Kilty: 'I'll have a lot of medals by the end of 2016'

Young athletes have been getting a coaching session from one of our Commonweath and European Championship heroes.

Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty was in Gateshead this morning putting the would-be runners through their paces. The 24-year-old won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month and gold at the European Championships in Zurich last weekend.

He has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about his hopes for next year's European Indoors and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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Richard Kilty returns to the North East

Richard Kilty, Ashleigh Nelson and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
Richard Kilty, Ashleigh Nelson and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey celebrate after both the Men and Women win the 4x100m relays during the 2014 European Athletics Championships Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Gateshead Harrier Richard Kilty will be talking to keen young runners and putting them through their paces at Gateshead Cleveland Hall Centre ahead of this year's Great North CityGames.

Richard is back in the North East following his European gold medal and men's 4x400m team triumph on the final day with James Ellington, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Adam Gemili.

Smallwood joins Rotherham on loan

Richard Smallwood
Richard Smallwood was on loan at Rotherham United last season Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough midfielder Richard Smallwood as joined Rotherham United on an emergency loan deal.

If the move is ratified by the Football League, the 23-year-old will go straight into Rotherham's squad for tonight's game against Watford.

Smallwood spent the second-half of last season on loan at Rotherham, helping the club achieve promotion to the Championship via the playoffs.

Hartlepool rocked by James transfer request

Luke James
Hartlepool United striker Luke James Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Hartlepool United have confirmed that striker Luke James has handed in a written transfer request.

A club statement read:

Pools striker Luke James has today handed in a written transfer request.

The club has acknowledged the request but advised Luke that he remains under contract to Hartlepool United.

There will be no further comment at this time.

– Hartlepool United statement

The 19-year-old has risen through the youth ranks at Victoria Park and was voted the club's Player of the Year and the Players' Player of the Year last season.

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