Teesside rower wins gold

Teesside's Kat Copeland wins the region's first Olympic gold medal at London 2012 in the women's lightweight double sculls.

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Royal Mail 'disappointed' at post box vandalism

Royal Mail has issued a statement after Kat Copeland's gold post box in Ingleby Barwick was vandalised:

“We are extremely disappointed that someone has chosen to vandalise the gold post box painted to recognise the gold medal winning achievement of Katherine Copeland. We have teams around the UK which look after and maintain our 115,000 post boxes and we will repair the damage to this box in the next few hours.”

– Morag Turnbull, Royal Mail spokesperson

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