Pupils from Lord Lawson of Beamish School, in Birtley, were among those who got lower GCSE English grades than they were predicted, because of changes to the grade boundaries.
More top news
Stephen Miller's twentieth senior international season got underway last week at the Fazza International Athletics Competition in Dubai.
Tributes have been paid to a rowing coach who died after he lost control of his bicycle and fell into the River Wear.
Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast