Video: Cumbrian artist captures soldiers' lives in Afghanistan
Jacey Normand visits an artist from the Lake District who has a new exhibition detailing the experiences of soldiers he met on the front line in Afghanistan.BBC News: Cumbrian artist captures soldiers' lives in Afghanistan
Artist Derek Eland from Penrith is a former paratrooper who travelled to Afghanistan earlier this year, and asked UK servicemen and women to write down their feelings about life there.
Their thoughts are captured in a new exhibition at Imperial War Museum North in Salford.
Watch a video clip from the BBC News website...
VIDEO: Kielder marathon man
The North East has a proud athletics heritage with household names like Brendan Foster and Steve Cram.BBC News: Kielder marathon man denies 'cheating' accusation
But now another name, Rob Sloan, has been added to the list.
Rob Sloan is no world champion or Olympic medallist - his notoriety stems from allegations that he jumped on a bus on the way to claiming third prize in the Kielder marathon.
Now the man who made national headlines for 'cheating' tells his own side of the story.
Watch a video feature from BBC News...
FEATURE: Runner Rob Sloan speaks out on 'cheat' allegation
Three months after he was forced to hand back his Kielder Marathon bronze medal, Rob Sloan has insisted that he did not cheat.BBC News: Runner Rob Sloan speaks out on 'cheat' allegation
The former Sunderland Harrier - he has since been thrown out of the club - was accused of boarding a spectators' bus after the 20-mile point.
He then allegedly disembarked and crossed the finishing line in third.
However, Sloan told BBC Inside Out that it was a case of "mistaken identity".
Read the BBC News story in full...
BLOG: A bus-hopper or a race-winner proper?
Read more about marathon man Rob Sloan in Chris Jackson's blog post below...BBC Chris Jackson: A bus-hopper or a race-winner proper?
Video: Marathon runner hands back medal
Marathon runner Rob Sloan hands back his medal after taking a shortcut.BBC News: Marathon runner hands back medal after taking shortcut
- Chris Jackson