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Woman robbed at beauty spot

Camera equipment worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from a woman who was targeted at a Northumberland beauty spot.

The woman, in her late 50s, was walking to a new viewpoint opposite the Tower Knowe car park and cafe at Kielder at around 10.30am on Saturday.

She was opening her bag when a man pushed her out of the way, causing her to fall backwards. He then snatched the bag, containing thousands of pounds worth of Canon camera equipment and accessories before running away. The woman was left shaken but unhurt.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 extension 69191 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, extension 291343.

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Monument airlifted in to mark source of North Tyne

A new stone monument has been erected to mark the source of the River North Tyne.

Two massive sandstone blocks were airlifted onto the hillside near Kielder Reservoir in Northumberland. The obelisk will also mark the beginning of a 150 mile charity walk between the source of the river and the mouth of the Tyne.

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An RAF Chinook lifts in the massive stone blocks Credit: ITV News
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The stone block is safely landed Credit: ITV News
Monument to source of North Tyne
The finished monument Credit: ITV News

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Olympians join Pam and Ian in the studio to launch Kielder Marathon

Olympians Steve Cram and Daley Thompson joined Pam and Ian in the studio to launch the fourth year of the Kielder Marathon.

The marathon has been expanded and will now encompass other events like different running and biking races - so that everyone can get involved.

Watch what happened when they popped in to visit below.

To find out how you can register for this year's Kielder Marathon, or for any of the events on offer, click here.

"We've tried to create a whole weekend of activities and events"

Olympic stars Steve Cram and Daley Thompson have launched this year's Kielder Marathon in the North East.

The event takes place in October and is in its fourth year, now attracting an international following.

Organisers claim that the Kielder Marathon is one of the most scenic events in the sporting calendar, and with several different running and biking races organised to take place over two days, there is something for everyone to take part in.

Olympian and event organiser Steve Cram spoke to ITV News about what those taking part could expect from this year's event.

Olympians launch Kielder Marathon

Olympic gold medalist Steve Cram is launching the fourth Kielder Marathon in the region today.

The sports star will be joined by Olympic decathalon gold medal holder Daley Thompson.

Olympic decathalon gold medal holder Daley Thompson Credit: ITV News

The weekend of events set to take place at Kielder Water will be held in October and will also include a 10 kilometre run, bike races and junior races.

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