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Teesside coroner announces retirement

The Senior Coroner for Teesside has announced his retirement. Michael Sheffield has worked with the service for more than four decades.

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Teesside coroner retires after decade of criticism

Teesside's coroner has announced his retirement for the end of April.

It follows a decade of criticism that it takes too long for inquests to be heard.

There have been backlogs of around 300 families waiting to hear how their relatives died.

Today the coroner said he was going, as progress has been made in the coroner's office. But it's now emerged another complaint has been made about him in the last couple of weeks. .

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