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A couple who survived the Tunisian attack have been talking about their horrific experience after returning home to the North East.
Julie Duffell and Ian Jennison, from Cramlington, were staying next door to the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse when the gunman opened fire.
The couple say the resort staff risked their lives to help protect guests, and now they have begun a fund raising campaign to help them in return.
Ian Jennison and Julie Duffell love the Bellvue Park Hotel and its staff so much they've been four times, but this year their holiday took a devastating turn. As they enjoyed themselves last Friday (June 26) they heard gunfire.
We were sitting round the pool on the Friday and there was a lot of cracks and pops and we originally though it was fire crackers going off but we soon realised that it wasn't firecrackers it was actually gunfire.
There was a lot of panicking and we even texted out children in case it was going to be the last one wee were going to send. It was pretty horrific.
The couple say that terror and panic in the resort was unimaginable. But as the gunman made his way along the beach the staff were incredibly brave.
They recall that a few members of staff were there right on the front line.
They were there up close we realised that they had actually chased the gunman away.
The couple have also started an online campaign to raise money to help the Tunisian heroes.
They are hoping to hit a target of twenty thousand pounds.
Despite the horror that the couple experienced they say that they will return to the resort.
A book of condolence for the Tunisian tragedy has been opened in Stockton Central Library for those who wish to pay their respects.
Travel agents in Sunderland became emotional as they joined the nation in observing a minute's silence at midday to remember the 30 British victims of the horrific gun attack on a Tunisian beach a week ago (June 26).
Their Thomson and First Choice customers were among those killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire in the resort of Sousse.
The new Bishop of Hull has been consecrated in a ceremony at York Minster led by Archbishop John Sentamu.
Reverend Alison White has been the priest of Riding Mill in the Diocese of Newcastle.
She becomes only the second female bishop in the Church of England.
She will have responsibility for Hull plus the coastline and the countryside of the East Riding.
She and her husband - Bishop Frank White - become the first husband and wife pair of bishops