Experts from Durham University have identified a new gene that could help the development of fertility treatments. The gene makes a protein that enables sperm to bind to an egg - a process essential to fertilisation.
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A North Yorkshire teenager is raising money for the Air Ambulance after they tried to save her friend.
He was told he was being let go by the Magpies in May.
A joint bid could see Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland, Darlington the region become a cultural capital.