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Stockton celebrates Eid festival

Eid Fusion in Stockton Credit: ITV

A special event is being held in Stockton to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid, which marks the end of a month of fasting during Ramadan.

The Community Welfare Trust and Friends of Ropner Park decided to host their first Eid Fusion multi-cultural event to bring the local community closer together.

Food and fashion stalls were among the attractions on offer. Local musicians also entertained the crowds.


Le Fevre though in Mixed Doubles after walkover

Karina Le Fevre, from Stockton, is through to the Women's Doubles Third Round Credit: Table Tennis England

Karina Le Fevre has progressed into the last 16 of the Table Tennis Women's Doubles after a walkover in their Second Round match with Guyana.

The 21-year-old, from Stockton, and her partner Tin Tin Ho are now through to Friday's Third Round.

In table tennis, a walkover is awarded when the opponent fails to start the match for any reason, such as injury.

North East pair progress into Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals

Karina Le Fevre (left) and Sam Walker were beaten 3-2 by Australia Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two North East athletes have qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat Canada 3-2. While Northallerton's Daniel Reed and his partner Kelly Sibley overcame Singapore with a 3-0 win.

But there was no Quarter-Final place for Stockton's Karina Le Fevre. The 21-year-old and her partner Sam Walker were beaten 3-2 by Australia in the Fourth Round.

The Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals get underway at 4pm.


Police searching for man in River Tees

Emergency services are searching a stretch of the River Tees in Stockton after reports that a man had got into difficulties.

Police were called at around 7.40pm this evening. Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, the RNLI and the Police Helicopter are currently attending the scene and carrying out searches of the area to try and locate the man.

The north side embankment of the river has been closed to the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

Royal Mail refuse to deliver Stockton man's post because of a puddle

Royal Mail have said that this is a "dangerous" puddle. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Royal Mail have refused to deliver post to an address in Stockton because of a "hazardous" puddle.

A leak in Dan Lambton's garden means a small area behind his front gate is constantly wet.

Although Dan, 24, found the small puddle annoying he was surprised when Royal Mail refused to deliver to him any more, claiming it was dangerous.

He said: "It's just a little puddle but the post office have branded it a 'slip hazard'. It's not difficult to simply step over it, we're only talking about an area less than a yard square. But because of that one puddle I have now not received any mail in four months."

Dan is unable to collect post from his nearest sorting office because they require a recent utility bill as ID; but because he hasn't received post in so long he does not have one.

The leak bubbles up from an underground stream and trickles from his garden onto the path near his front door.

Dan, a dispensing chemist with Boots, said: "I've tried everything to get it fixed but nothing works. The water authority said it's coming from an underground stream and we have a high water table in the street so it's virtually impossible to stop it."

A Royal Mail spokeswoman said: "We suspended the delivery of mail following an unexplained leak at the front door of the customer’s property which included raw sewage. The safety of our staff is of paramount importance. The suspension of mail is always a last resort."

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