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Michael Holt from the Highways Agency tells ITV Tyne Tees bridge repairs on the Blaydon Haugh Viaduct will mean disruption until next week:
Veteran RAF air crew, who were seriously injured during the second world war, have paid tribute to pioneering surgery which transformed their lives.
The men, now in their nineties, were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Guinea Pig Club during a visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum, near York.
Members were among the first to have experimental plastic surgery after being badly burned in combat or in crashes.
Mac Mathieson says they all remain grateful to pioneering surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe:
Middlesbrough's Jade Jones and Gateshead's Stephen Miller are among the athletes selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that 41 athletes have been added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.
Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 256 from 19 sports.
IM GOING TO RIO I'm so pleased to have been selected to represent GB in my second Paralympics https://t.co/lkAWjeGMyT
A charity has warned it is expecting a huge increase in the number of North East families who are forced to use foodbanks this summer.
The Trussell Trust says parents, whose children would normally receive free school meals, struggle financially during the holidays.
Jonny Blair reports:
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