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Paralympian Stephen Miller has backpack stolen in Rio

Cramlington Paralympian Stephen Miller, who is competing in Rio, has had his backpack stolen on a beach. He tweeted to confirm he is all right, but shocked.

Cramlington's Stephen Miller goes for gold again

Stephen Miller practising at Gateshead International Stadium. Credit: ITV News

North East paralympian Stephen Miller competes in the Rio games today, hoping to add to his tally of six Paralympic medals.

Stephen, from Cramlington, is one of Britain's most successful paralympians, having represented his country for an astonishing 20 years.

He has already won Gold medals in the Club Throw event in Atlanta in 1996, Sydney in 2000, and Athens in 2004.

He also won a Silver medal in the same event in Beijing in 2008, plus a Bronze in the Discuss in Sydney.

This is his 6th Paralympic Games.

Today, Stephen will once again compete in the Club Throw event, scheduled to get underway at 2pm BST.


Tommee Tippee bought by China

Cramlington-based Tommee Tippee. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A successful Cramlington-based firm has been bought by a large Chinese company.

The Mayborn Group makes Tommee Tippee baby products. It's been acquired by the Jahwa Group - one of the world's largest investment companies. 140 people work at the Cramlington headquarters.

It's hoped the deal will help to increase sales across the world.


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