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Police name teenager who died after A66 collision

Police have released the name of an 18-year-old man who died in hospital following a collision on the A66 last week.

Tyrone Singh from Darlington was injured in a collision on April 15 on the A66 westbound at Long Newton. He was driving a silver Hyundai Getz, which left the carriageway and hit a barrier. He was taken to James Cook University Hospital.

An 18-year-old female passenger was uninjured in the collision.

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Teenager dies after cattle mart fall

A teenager has died after falling through the roof of a cattle mart described as a “playground” for young people.

Kyle Hull, 15, has been named locally. He suffered head injuries after a fall at Darlington Cattle Mart, in Clifton Road, Darlington. He was in a coma at Darlington Memorial Hospital, but died from his injuries on April 12.

Durham Police had warned children about climbing onto the roof following the accident which occurred over the Easter break.

Darlington children try for a record-breaking war-dance

Thousands of children have tried to break a world record, as part of events to mark the forthcoming arrival of the Rugby World Cup to the North East.

They gathered at Mowden Park in Darlington to perform what they hoped would be the world's biggest Haka - the Maori warrior ceremonial war-dance made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks.

But did they succeed? Watch Lucy Taylor's report here:

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Police issue warning to 'drunk' pedestrians

Mock crash scene involving a 'drunk' pedestrian and a car in Darlington Credit: ITV

Police are warning pedestrians in Darlington of the dangers of being 'impaired by alcohol'.

Officers from both Durham and Cleveland Police have staged a mock crash scene involving a car and a pedestrian in the town centre.

It comes after an investigation found the judgement of eight victims of traffic collisions between 2011 and 2013 to be under the influence of alcohol.

The exercise is taking place in Darlington town centre between midday and 4pm Credit: ITV

Don't be 'dead drunk' in Darlington

Don't be a dead drunk pedestrian - that's the stark warning from police to revellers in Darlington who may be putting themselves at risk.

Officers from the Cleveland and Durham forces are holding an event in the town today to highlight the dangers to pedestrians.

From 2011-2013 in the Durham Constabulary area - which includes Darlington - investigations into pedestrians who died in road traffic collisions found the judgement of eight victims to be officially 'impaired by alcohol'.

A further 63 were injured in the same period when they too were affected by drink.

Between midday and 4pm today (Saturday) officers will be staging a mock collision involving a 'drunk' pedestrian and a vehicle.

They will be promoting the key safety messages of the campaign, especially to those who may be heading out into the town on the nighttime.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust launch new weight management programme

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new weight management programme, which will support its weight loss surgery based at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

The service will provide access to nutritionists, psychologists and physicians and will be used for patients who do not wish to try surgery or those in preparation for surgery.

Dr Paul Peter, a Consultant Bariatric Physician says:

Not everyone is able to have weight loss surgery and indeed not everyone wants to have it. What we can now offer is a medical management programme to complement our surgical service and provide access to different support and expert advice.

We provide a full range of options to help patients manage their weight issues appropriately. As part of the service patients will be seen by physicians for support in dealing with co-morbidities such diabetes and hypertension, for the first 12 weeks of the programme there is weekly support from our nutritionists and dieticians which then continued fortnightly to help educate patients about the right kind of diet to follow.

– Dr Paul Peter, Consultant Bariatric Physician

Man who helped save Darlington Football Club dies

A popular sportsman and businessman who was at the forefront of the campaign to save Darlington FC has died.

Harvey Madden had been suffering from leukaemia and lymphoma and died yesterday at North Tees General Hospital, Stockton. He was 66.

Mr Madden became the administrator for Darlington Football Club after the Quakers went into receivership in 2012 and worked to save the club. He went on to join the club’s advisory panel, providing the club financial advice.

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