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The Good Deed Feed: People making a difference in the North East this week

We've pulled together a selection of some of your incredible stories from across the Tyne Tees region this week.

Stories of communities coming together and people doing their bit to keep us supported, smiling and entertained during the coronavirus lockdown.

If you've got a story you'd like us to feature on our 'Good Deeds Feed', get in touch by emailing pamandian@itv.com.

Jon on his round dressed as a Gladiator. Credit: Jon Matson

Our first story is about a Sunderland postman who has become a legend in his community by doing his rounds in fancy dress!

Families so far have had their post delivered by a cheerleader, Little Bo Peep and a Gladiator. Jon has promised that there will be more outfits appearing every day. Who will he be next?

FULL STORY: Meet the Boldon postman doing his rounds in fancy dress to lift families spirits

This week staying in became the new going out when the 'isolation disco' craze arrived on Tyneside.

While social distancing has seen group gatherings banned and clubs and pubs shut down, people have been left to make their own entertainment.

The first weekend of the coronavirus lockdown saw people in North Shields doing just that, by holding a disco with a difference.

FULL STORY: Tynesiders lockdown with isolation disco

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Now to an incredibly good deed. A 12-year-old boy from Peterlee used his own pocket money to make survival packs for children in County Durham.

Alfie Dixon-Clark's packs included chocolate, colouring pages and other items to cure boredom during the coronavirus lockdown. Alfie also thought to make gluten-free and dairy-free options.

FULL STORY: Peterlee boy uses pocket money to provide survival packs to hundreds of children

We got a real treat from Tyneside music legend John Miles, who performed a version of his 1976 hit 'music' in an 'isolated global concert'.

He spoke to Tyne Tees presenter Pam Royle about how he managed to defy lockdowns and bring musicians from all around the world together.

FULL STORY: Music legend John Miles performs in 'isolated global concert'

Ellen Wilkinson Credit: NCJ MEDIA SYNDICATION

The family of a Gateshead grandmother made sure she marked her 100th birthday in style, by putting together a 'party for one' package and celebrating through the window.

Ellen Wilkinson is a resident at Winton Court in Blaydon, which been on lockdown since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Staff there made the day extra special by decorating her room with balloons and banners with messages from residents. We hear Ellen was over the moon!

FULL STORY: Blaydon grandmother turns 100 with her family - through the window

These gymnasts from Newcastle found a creative way to keep their skills sharp during lockdown.

Each of the 15 girls with the City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy were videoed individually as they somersaulted and backflipped across their gardens and bedrooms, flicking a toilet roll over fences and across rooms.

They tied their footage together to produce a video of them getting a much needed loo roll to a desperate mum.

FULL STORY: Watch the brilliant way these Newcastle gymnasts delivered toilet roll to a mum

And finally, as the nation took time out to clap for carers on Thursday night, police officers in Sunderland paid an emotional tribute to a much loved councillor who sadly died from coronavirus.

Margaret Beck the former councillor for Fulwell, was well known and respected by officers from the area's Neighbourhood Policing Team.

So much so, that as people from all over the country took to their streets, balconies and doorsteps in support of the NHS, officers surrounded Margaret's family home to clap in her honour.

FULL STORY: Officers clap in honour of a much loved Sunderland councillor

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