A fashion designer from County Durham who developed terminal cancer after making asbestos snow balls from dust in a local factory when she was a girl has won a settlement.
Caroline Wilcock, 51, grew up in Bowburn, next to an asbestos firm. Children collected the asbestos to make snow balls.
Miss Wilcock's case against Cape Intermediate Holdings PLC, previously known as The Cape Asbestos Company, was due to be held but the firm settled with her out of court.
She suffered asbestos poisoning between 1967 and 1983, and was diagnosed with mesothelioma three years ago.
The firm that operated the factory no longer exists so her team brought their case against the successor.