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Major funding boost for disability sport

Paralympic medalist Stephen Miller Credit: Leon Neal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A disability sport organisation started by Paralympian Stephen Miller is to receive more than £165 from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund.

SMILE (Stephen Miller Inspiring Learning and Enjoyment) Through Sport is one of 44 projects sharing £8 million of National Lottery investment.

Coroner to visit river death woman's family

Emergency services recovered the body of a woman from the Tyne on Tuesday Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The coroner in Newcastle is to visit the family of a woman who died in the River Tyne.

Police recovered her body from the river near the Redheugh Bridge on Tuesday after reports that someone had fallen in.

She has not yet been formally identified.


Weather: Today

Today's forecast Credit: Carol Grey

Rather cloudy on Thursday with a little light rain possible, which should clear by the afternoon. Brightening later with a noticeable breeze.

Clear spells Thursday night give a frost risk. Maximum temperature 13 °C.


Manchester City 2 - 2 Sunderland

Sunderland have earned what could be a crucial point in their relegation battle after drawing 2 -2 away at Manchester City.

But they were only about ten minutes away from what would have been a terrific win.

Poyet's men were 1-0 down after just two minutes but they turned the game on its head thanks to two second half goals from Connor Wickham.

But City equalised in the 88th minute.

Sunderland have now used up their games in hand and are three points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.


Suspected unexploded mortar bomb found in York

Workmen in York discovered what was believed to be an unexploded "World War" mortar bomb this afternoon.

The park and ride site where the discovery was made at 3.55pm was evacuated as bomb disposal experts attended the scene.


Good news confirmed by Bomb Disposal that the mortar shell is safe. Everything will revert to normal asap. Many thanks for your patience.

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