The family of the runner from Seaham who died after completing the Birmingham half marathon have spoken about the overwhelming amount of public support they received after his death.
Kevin Paterson collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Great Birmingham Run on October 21st.
His family say that something good has to come out of the tragedy.
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A series of special pop up performances in Newcastle will mark the start of the Battle of the Somme.
Sir Peter Bazalgette will be among leading industry figures to be honoured by Sunderland University
Over two thousand men from the North East were killed in the battle. St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle is hosting today's commemorations.