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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

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Miners' stalwart to be laid to rest in Durham

The funeral of Dave Hopper, Secretary of the Durham Miners' Association, will he held later.

He died on Saturday July 16, just days after sharing the platform with Jeremy Corbyn at the Durham Miners' Gala.

The Labour leader is expected to be at the funeral at Miner's Hall in Durham.

Extensive searches for missing Darlington man, 82

Extensive searches have been carried out over night as teams look for an elderly man who has been reported missing from home.

Archibald "Archie" Campbell, 82, is from the Parkside area of Darlington. He is described as 6' tall, uses a walking stick and has ear length wispy grey hair.

Archibald "Archie" Campbell

Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen him in the last 24hrs. Anyone with information is urged to contact Durham Police on tel 101.

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Staycation boost for North East tourism industry

The tourism industry in the North East says there are signs of a boost in the number of people choosing a staycation after the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Security fears and a weaker pound have led to a rise in interest from holidaymakers looking to take a break closer to home.

Some of the region's attractions have also seen an increase in visitors.

Julia Barthram reports:

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