Former Army doctor Derek Keilloh was today struck off the medical register by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service after his misconduct over the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa in 2003.
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A look ahead at a lively start to the weekend
2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.