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    Video caption: Soldier discovered by chance recorded Waltzing Matilda first

    John Collinson's voice was discovered as he lay in hospital recovering from his wounds during World War One.

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    Severe accident: A167(M) Tyne And Wear southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A167(M) Tyne And Wear southbound severe accident, from A167 to A1058 Jesmond Road.

    A167(M) Tyne And Wear - A167(M) in Tyne and Wear partially blocked and heavy traffic southbound from A167 to A1058 Jesmond Road, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Women introducing asylum seekers to South Tyneside

    A project in South Tyneside introduces local women to asylum seekers and refugees to help them feel at home in the area,

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    Severe accident: A193 Northumberland both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A193 Northumberland both ways severe accident, from Cowley Road to Briardale Road.

    A193 Northumberland - A193 Cowpen Road in Blyth closed in both directions from the Cowley Road junction to the Briardale Road junction, because of an accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  5. Gene editing could halt kidney disease

    Newcastle University experts have found a way to stop kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition.

    The scientists have shown in a cell model and in a mouse model that gene editing could be used for Joubert syndrome to stop kidney damage in patients who have the CEP290 faulty gene.

    Joubert syndrome is a brain disorder, causing varying degrees of physical, mental and sometimes visual impairments. The condition affects approximately one in 80,000 newborns, and one third also get kidney failure.

    The breakthrough could lead to a personalised treatment in the future.

  6. Council 'not resting on laurels' over tourism boost

    An increase in visitors to the Redcar area provided a boost to the local economy, figures obtained on behalf of the Tees Valley Combined Authority have revealed.

    In 2017 there were 3.74 million visitors, an increase of 5.6% from 2016, and £167m was spent on tourist-related activities - a rise of 5% on the previous year.

    The council described it as "great news" but said it was not resting on its laurels.

    It has launched a marketing campaign and a scheme to bring unused rooms into use to create more bed spaces for visitors.

    Enjoying lemon tops on Redcar beach
    Quote Message: With a coast on one side and stunning countryside on the other, we have a unique offer here in Redcar and Cleveland. We're keen to share it with as many people as possible." from Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications
    Councillor Carl Quartermain,Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications
  7. Durham Cathedral's central tower unwrapping gets under way

    The start of unwrapping Durham Cathedral's central tower following a £1.9m restoration starts on 4 December.

    The work has been ongoing since November 2015.

    The first stage of the unveiling of the 66m high construct will be the removal of the remaining protective scaffold sheeting.

    Then, the scaffold will also be removed as early as March next year. This will be followed by the reparation of the lead roof and the installation of a new viewing track.

    The final stage will be the removal of the lift that has been on the exterior of the tower throughout the work.

    Durham Cathedral Central Tower in cladding