ITV News at Tyne Tees and Border has once again joined forces with the Daily Mirror to find the individual you think deserves to be crowned our Local Hero 2013.
A very visual reminder of the awards passed through the region today - the Pride of Britain bus.
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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.
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