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Commemorative stone unveiled for Teesside war hero

A First World War hero, from Middlesbrough, was remembered at a ceremony today to mark 100 years since his acts of bravery. Private William Short continued to help fellow soldiers, during The Battle of the Somme, despite being badly wounded, and later dying of his injuries. Members of the military were among those to pay tribute as a stone was unveiled at Eston Cemetery:

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Jade Jones and Stephen Miller heading for Rio 2016

Middlesbrough's Jade Jones and Gateshead's Stephen Miller are among the athletes selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that 41 athletes have been added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.

Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 256 from 19 sports.

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