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  1. Sunderland University to honour Josef Craig

    Former Paralympian Josef Craig is to be honoured by Sunderland University.

    The Jarrow athlete won gold in the 400m freestyle at the London games in 2012.

    He will receive an honorary degree as part of the university's graduation ceremony at the Stadium of Light on Thursday.

    He said: "I feel extremely lucky to receive this honorary degree, it means the world to me that people still recognise my achievements. I'm so very grateful.

    "I feel it's very important for me to do this as it will help spread my message of mental health awareness. It’s so important to speak about these things."

    Gold medalist Josef Craig
  2. Little Mix return to Chester-le-Street

    If you're a fan of Little Mix you might want to make sure you're free on 16 July.

    The popstars announced this morning that they'll be heading to Durham's Riverside stadium, in Chester-le-Street as part of their summer tour.

    Durham cricket will be holding a pre-sale on 27 November ahead of the general sale the next day.

    Little Mix
  3. Parents in Darlington hope for clarity on college transport

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    Parents in Darlington are hoping for some clarity on how their children will get to college after Christmas.

    Students' families were given three days’ notice of services being cut, after fears that the disability discrimination act for school buses would make the daily fares unaffordable.

    But the council and Carmel College have joined forces to keep the services to the college and Hummersknott and Hurworth schools, running until Christmas.

  4. Deadline tomorrow for registering to vote

    The deadline for registering to vote in the general election is the end of tomorrow.

    Here is all the information you need about how to register ahead of voting on 12 December.

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    Video caption: General election 2019: How do I register to vote?
  5. Phoenix Boys: Members share their love of dance

    Professional dancer Simon Hundley, from Worcester, founded a boys-only dance programme because of the lack of all-male groups.

    Phoenix Boys allows dancers to share experiences and train together.

    The boys, including Harry, 14, from Middlesbrough, talk about how it makes them feel.

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    Video caption: Phoenix Boys: The group helping each other to love dancing
  6. Durham and Newcastle University staff strike over pensions and pay

    Staff at two North East universities, Durham and Newcastle, are starting eight days of strike action from today.

    It is part of a national dispute over pay, working conditions and pensions.

    Staff taking action are members of the University and College Union.

    The universities say strikes are not the way forward and promise to do all they can to minimise the impact of industrial action on students.

    University student
  7. Lane closure causes A19 delays

    Drivers are warned of long tailbacks on the A19 northbound at North Hylton, after an accident closed one lane.

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  8. Disruption for Tyne and Wear Metro users

    There are delays this morning of up to 15 mins to trains running between South Shields and Pelaw due to a train being withdrawn from service due to a fault.

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