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BBC Sport Wales
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Durham cricketer Ben Stokes was earlier named as the first nominee for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.
Staff at two North East universities, Durham and Newcastle, are starting eight days of strike action from today.
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.
Drivers are warned of long tailbacks on the A19 northbound at North Hylton, after an accident closed one lane.
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.
By James Law