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Tributes continue to Durham's Dave Hopper

Friends and colleagues of Durham Miners' Association Secretary, Dave Hopper, have been paying tribute to him following his death.

Mr Hopper died on Saturday. He was a stalwart of left-wing politics and was part of a team that helped revive the popularity of the Durham Miners' Gala.

Long time friend, Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck and former President of the National Union of Mineworkers, says he was devastated to hear of his death.


Watch: Chilcot report findings

Bereaved families from the North East have been digesting the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war, seven years after the inquiry began.

The report runs to more than 6000 pages and delivers a scathing verdict on the justification of the war, with former Prime Minister and Sedgefield MP Tony Blair bearing the brunt of the criticism.

Watch the report from our Correspondent Frances Read:

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