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Piers Morgan completes Cheryl's challenge

Earlier today, Mrs Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (as she is now known) took the ice bucket challenge, a challenge which has gone viral on social media.

She nominated Piers Morgan and he was quick to oblige, filming his own challenge in the Caribbean.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. The idea is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

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Stockton sprinter Kilty reflects on medal success

by Phil Roscoe

Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty has been reflecting on his recent success at the Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old won a silver medal in the Men's 4x100m relay in Glasgow and a gold medal in the same event in Zurich last weekend.

Kilty was back in the North East today giving a coaching session to young athletes in Gateshead.

Cheryl latest celeb to undertake the ice bucket challenge

Mrs Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (as she is now known) is the latest celebrity to undertake the ice bucket challenge, a challenge which has gone viral on social media.

The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. The idea is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

Cheryl posted her ice bucket challenge on her instagram and twitter accounts:

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15 specialist officers moved while rape reports investigated

Police have confirmed 15 specialist officers have been moved to other duties while some reports of rape continue to be investigated.

This is after some reports of rape in the North East may have been incorrectly recorded as "no crime", according to a recent audit by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

Read More: Reports of rape to be reviewed by Northumbria Police.

Chief Superintendent Neil Adamson from Northumbria Police has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about the ongoing investigation:

Richard Kilty: 'I'll have a lot of medals by the end of 2016'

Young athletes have been getting a coaching session from one of our Commonweath and European Championship heroes.

Stockton sprinter Richard Kilty was in Gateshead this morning putting the would-be runners through their paces. The 24-year-old won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month and gold at the European Championships in Zurich last weekend.

He has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about his hopes for next year's European Indoors and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Read More: Richard Kilty returns to the North East

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