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Mother's pride: Six lives saved because son signed donor register

by Claire Montgomery

A mother whose teenage son died from a brain haemorrhage after a sneezing fit, says she's proud his decision to donate his organs has helped save the lives of six other people.

Liam Andrews, from Teesside, had signed up to the register when he applied for his driving licence. His mother, Suzanne, says she hopes his "selfless act" will inspire others.

Biggest drugs case police on Teesside have ever seen

Three members of a multi-million pound drugs ring are facing jail after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. They were part of a major transpennine drug operation. Almost 30 people were suspected of dealing crack, heroin and cocaine between the North East and North West.

Cleveland Police says it is the biggest case it has ever dealt with, recovering almost a million pounds of drugs so far.

ITV News Tyne Tees Correspondent Frances Read reports.

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World Champion sprinter Richard Kilty is "inspirational"

Friends at Richard Kilty's athletics club said they were "delighted" at his victory at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland, which saw him claim the 60m world title last night.

Richard Kilty, known as the "Teesside Tornado", was born in Middlesbrough but joined Gateshead Harriers as a teenager. The club there said his successful was inspirational and that children at the club want to be just like Richard.

"Teesside Tornado" Richard Kilty on becoming World Champion

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WORLD CHAMPION! WOW! ITS AMAZING! MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE!! THANKS TO ALL MY SUPPORTERS! PROUD TO BE BRITISH & WIN GOLD!

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Thanks for all the messages people You are all great!Wish I could reply to all! Proud!Waking up as world champion is the best feeling ever!!

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