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Corbyn interrupted by woman during speech

A woman tried to interrupt Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as he made his speech to a packed Durham Old Racecourse at the Miners' Gala.

It's unclear what she wanted to talk to him about but she was removed from the stage and the speech continued.

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Durham Miners Gala gets underway

The 133rd Durham Miners Gala is taking place in Durham.

Marching has already begun with speeches from the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn expected later this afternoon at Durham Racecourse.

Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the historic event in the city.

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Start of the Durham Miners Gala in the sunshine Credit: Tyne Tees

Corbyn: 'Thank you, Dave Hopper'

Jeremy Corbyn has praised the work carried out by Durham Miners' Association Secretary Dave Hopper.

Dave Hopper helped revive the popularity of the Durham Miners' Gala and had recently shared a platform with Jeremy Corbyn at the 132nd event. He died suddenly a short time after the 2016 Big Meeting.

At his funeral today, Jeremy Corbyn thanked him for everything he had done.

The hearse carrying the coffin of Dave Hopper, the secretary for the Durham Miners' Association, arrives at Miners' Hall in Durham for his funeral service Credit: PA

Tributes continue to Durham's Dave Hopper

Friends and colleagues of Durham Miners' Association Secretary, Dave Hopper, have been paying tribute to him following his death.

Mr Hopper died on Saturday. He was a stalwart of left-wing politics and was part of a team that helped revive the popularity of the Durham Miners' Gala.

Long time friend, Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck and former President of the National Union of Mineworkers, says he was devastated to hear of his death.

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Corbyn leads tributes to Durham miners' leader

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes Dave Hopper, the Durham Miners' Gala secretary, who has died suddenly.

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