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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.

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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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Body of missing man Jason Creighton found

The body of a man who had been missing for over a week has been found.

Jason Creighton, from Cramlington in Northumberland, was last seen at his home address on Longridge Way on Wednesday, October 28.

Police and paramedics were called on Friday afternoon, November 6 after a man's body was discovered in a field east of Arcot Hall Golf Course, east of Beacon Lane in Cramlington.

He was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

Jason's family were in formed and his body has now been identified.

Officers and volunteers had been searching for Jason and his family had made several media appeals since he went missing.

There is believed to be no third party involvement in the death and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

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