Matt Wells marked his retirement from international rowing with a charity regatta in the place where his career started, on the River Tyne. Crowds turned out to see Olympians including GB medallists Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking.
More top news
IPPR North research says the figure rises to seven times per person when compared with Yorkshire and the Humber or the North East.
Sam Uddin, from Middlesbrough, died at the scene. His family have described him as a “much-loved son and brother, who will be sadly missed.”
More than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete in the games over the next week. It is 24 years since the UK last hosted the games.