Martin Longstaff, of The Lake Poets, played a song about his father's experiences of working down a mine. It was ahead of Durham's Brass Festival where he and the band will perform with full brass backing.
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He has admitted his squad were simply not good enough to avoid another scrap for Barclays Premier League survival.
The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.
71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.