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£111,000 lottery win for Teesside hairdresser and builder

Cheers! The lottery winners celebrate Credit: ITV News

A couple from Teesside are celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery. Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox bought the winning ticket during a holiday in Cumbria. They didn't realise they'd won until four days after the draw was made.

We both let out an enormous scream and burst into tears of joy... We just didn't know what to do with ourselves at first, apart from sit there in a state of shock.

– Emma Coulson

Emma, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.

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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.

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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.

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