Bench Press Championships

World Championships come to North East

Weightlifters from 25 countries are competing in the World Masters Bench Press Championships at the Holiday Inn in Seaton Burn.

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Stage Two in pictures

Stage Two of the Tour of the Reservoir is underway at Derwent Reservoir in County Durham.

Here's some pictures of the event:

Riders at the Tour of the Reservoir Credit: North News
The route circumnavigates Derwent Reservoir Credit: North News
Cyclists pass Derwent Reservoir Credit: North News
Cyclists in the Tour of the Reservoir 2014 Credit: North News

Ovation for Parkinson at Middlesbrough game

Gary Parkinson got a standing ovation at Turf Moor Credit: ITV

Former Middlesbrough and Burnley defender Gary Parkinson received an emotional welcome from supporters at Turf Moor.

The 46-year-old, who has locked-in syndrome, was guest of honour at yesterday's Championship game between the two clubs. He was given a standing ovation as he appeared pitch-side. Middlesborough won 1 - 0 courtesy of Jacob Butterfield's second-half strike.

Parkinson suffered a stroke in 2010 which left him unable to move or speak.

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