A jockey from North Yorkshire is about to become the first ever woman to hold the Champion Apprentice title.
She has ridden forty winners so far this season, following in the footsteps of her family who are also front-runners in the riding world - training and racing alike.
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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.