Nick Dunn, from Ashington, has been in prison in India for six months. He has now been released and he spoke exclusively to ITV News Tyne Tees.
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Ellis Short hopes to hold formal discussions with over the next 48 hours as he attempts to identify Dick Advocaat's replacement.
The company that own Harden Quarry has confirmed the death of one of their contractors at a site in Northumberland.
Later a candlelit vigil is due to be held at St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Eston for those who have lost their jobs.