Joe McElderry has been at the opening of a new chemotherapy unit at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital.
We asked him how important it was for local people to have a local treatment centre.
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Paul Brand meets more parliamentary candidates in our last political programme before the General Election. Watch it here:
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