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Durham Miners Gala 2016

More than 160,000 thousand people, including Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, are expected at this year's Durham Miners Gala

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Corbyn calls for Labour unity at Durham Miners' Gala

Jeremy Corbyn used a speech at Durham Miners' Gala today to call for unity within the Labour party, as Angela Eagle announced she would be challenging him for the leadership.

Mr Corbyn had great support at the 'Big Meeting' of trade unions and mining associations, which was staged for the 132nd time, with up to 150,000 people expected to attend.

There was controversy though - with a number of local MPs who had opposed him disinvited from the platform in Durham.

Tom Sheldrick reports:

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