Seven JJB Sports stores have closed in the North East after the retail chain went into administration, meaning the loss of 91 jobs in the North East and a further 42 going in Carlisle and Dumfries.
A total of 2200 people have been made redundant throughout the country.
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Stephen Kerr was last seen in Bradford on Saturday, February, the 25th but is believed to be travelling around County Durham.
Middlesbrough's survival hopes were seriously dented after slipping to a 1 nil defeat at the hands of relegation rivals Crystal Palace.
The 2-0 defeat - their sixth in 11 league matches - for bottom side Sunderland saw them slip four points from safety .