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It all adds up: meet the 11 year old maths masters

And from student engineers to 11-year-old mathematicians - and a national maths challenge.

Hundreds of teams from Primary schools across the country enter the 'Maths in Motion' competition every year.

This year, pupils from St Joseph's Primary in Billingham came out top. But that is not for the first time - this is the third year in a row.

Jonny Blair reports.


Suspected wartime bomb found lodged in potato

An area of Teesside has been cordoned off after a suspected explosive device was discovered - lodged in a potato.

Officers were called to KP Crisps at Belasis Technology Park in Billingham earlier. The bomb disposal team from Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire carried out a controlled explosion.

Police said the device was lodged in a potato and resembled a war time bomb.

It happened on Armed Forces Day.


Man found with head injuries on Teesside

Police are appealing for information after a man received head injuries at a church car park in Billingham.

It happened on Dunbar Road at the junction of Sidlaw Road at 10.30pm on Monday 5 May.

A black Vauxhall Corsa was being driven in the car park.

The 18-year-old man is in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital.

Jobs boost after Billingham Quorn factory announces expansion plans

Quorn manufacture. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

400 new jobs are coming to Teesside with the expansion of a vegetarian food factory.

Quorn Foods Limited says 100 people will be employed during the construction phase at its site in Billingham and a further 300 will be taken on once the expansion is complete.

The £30 million investment comes after a rise in demand for the meat substitute.

Mother forced to shower disabled son at a leisure centre because his stairlift at home was deemed 'unsafe'

A mother who has dedicated her life to caring for her disabled son has been forced to take him to a leisure centre to shower after his stairlift was removed.

The NHS and the local authority together decided that the lift was unsafe for Marylin Barker's son Philip to use after he hurt his foot and couldn't get onto it properly.

Julie Harrison reports.

Plans for Wynyard Church school announced

The Anglican Diocese of Durham has started consultation on plans for a new Church school. It would be on the edge of Wynyard, near Billingham, Teesside, and be part of a new housing development.

“There is a major new housing development planned for the area. We have been talking to the developers and the development will need a school

“We want to be part of this and we think we can deliver a really good school. Hopefully, people will see this as a good thing and want to get on board.

“We educate more than 14,000 children in the Diocese so have a good track record and can bring a lot to the table.

“This is a great proposal and working in partnership with the local community is crucial. We want this to be a neighbourhood school.”

– Archdeacon of Sunderland the Ven Stuart Bain, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education

Applications for the new Wynyard Church of England Primary School will be welcome from local children of any faith or none.

“We need to show the Department for Education (DfE) that there is sufficient demand for our proposed school."

– Archdeacon Stuart

It will be a Church of England school, operated by the Diocese of Durham.

Once the consultation is completed, the application will be sent to the Department for Education in May and, if successful, the school will open in September 2015.

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