David Miliband, who triggered the South Shields contest when he decided to quit as an MP, congratulated Labour's Emma Lewell-Buck, who won the seat with a reduced majority of 6,505.
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The judge said the 14-year-old had been subject to a great injustice. He was executed for the murder of two little girls in 1944.
It will be a dull and damp day today, with heavier and more persistent rain to the northwest and across Wales.