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I Am Team GB - Fast and furious table tennis!

I Am Team GB is being billed as possibly the nation’s biggest ever sports day, being held across the UK on Saturday 27th August.

The idea is to inspire everyone to have a go at sport.

To try and do this some of our local sports clubs in the region have signed up to take part and open their doors for free.

Yes for free!

Find out more about I Am Team GB here

One of the many clubs choosing to take part in I Am Team GB is the Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club.

They're holding a free community open day on Saturday (27th August) where anyone can pop along for free and have a go at table tennis!


North East teenagers set to discover GCSE results

Thousands of teenagers across our region will receive their GCSE results today.

The North East recorded the biggest rise in the proportion of A*-C grades awarded - but the schools watchdog Ofsted has since warned of a "deeply troubling" divide in secondary school standards, with many schools in the North of England underperforming.

Bishop Auckland gymnast Amy Tinkler - who won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic last week - is among those getting GCSE results today. Credit: PA

Last year, 67.2% of our region's entries were graded A*-C, up 1.5% on 2014. 17.6% were A*-A, up 0.2% on the previous year.

This is the last time that GCSEs will be graded A*-G. From next summer, results will use the new numerical model - from 1 at the bottom, to 9 for those with the best marks.

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Teenagers in North East receive GCSE results today

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Thousands of teenagers in the North East are waiting to receive their GCSE results today.

Last year, the region saw the biggest rise in the proportion of A* to C grades awarded. The education watchdog Ofsted has warned this year about poor standards in our region's secondary schools.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Motrocyclist dies in car crash in County Durham

A motorcyclist has died after his bike crashed with a car on a minor road in rural County Durham this morning.

The man in his early seventies suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. He was confirmed dead at the hospital shortly after arrival.

The incident happened at around 10.30am in the village of Woodland, to the west of Bishop Auckland. The vehicles involved were a Mazda car and a Suzuki bike.

The car driver was unhurt.

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