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Tunisian shootings hero describes how the gunman was laughing and taking photos

Watch Gregg Easteal's full interview with Paul Short - the man from Northumberland hailed a hero after checking on victims of the gunman while he stood just yards away.

Paul Short from Wooler, an ex-Territorial soldier, was on holiday with his wife. They were in their hotel room when he heard what he knew to be gunfire.

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Decision time for North Yorkshire potash mine

Proposed potash mine.

Controversial plans to sink a mile deep mine shaft and create a 1,000 jobs in the heart of the North York Moors National Park near Whitby have been approved at a planning committee tonight - June 30.

Mining firm Sirius Minerals wants to dig billions of tonnes of potash - a type of fertiliser - from beneath the moors and seabed.

But dozens of environmental groups say the mine will harm one of the region's finest landscapes and damage the vital tourism industry.

The decision was won by eight votes to seven.

Man from Wooler hailed a hero of Tunisia gun attack

A man from Northumberland is being hailed a hero this morning for helping to save the lives of some of the tourists targeted by a terrorist gunman in Tunisia.

Paul Short from Wooler, an ex-Territorial soldier, was on holiday with his wife. They were in their hotel room when he heard what he knew to be gunfire.

In his own words he he tells us what happened next:

Bodies repatriated of ex-footballer and wife who were among Tunisia victims

Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine.

The bodies of a Stockton-born former footballer and his wife who were gunned down in the Tunisian terror attacks have arrived back in the UK.

A convoy of ambulances took the bodies of eight Britons, including Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine, to Tunis Carthage military airport this morning ahead of an RAF flight back to Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

The C-17 military transport aircraft touched down at Brize Norton this afternoon in the first of several repatriation flights to take eplace in the coming days.

The former Birmingham City football star and his wife have been named as the latest British victims of the Tunisian beach massacre.

Denis Thwaites, 70, originally form Stockton-on-Tees, and his wife Elaine, 69, had not been heard from since the attack, leaving their family fearing the worst.

In a message posted on their son-in-law Danny Clifford's Facebook page, their daughter Lindsey said: "Mum and Dad were the kindest, caring, loving parents any daughter could wish for. Rest in peace now my angels."

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