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Boy, seven, obsessed with washing machines

Gabriel is seven-years-old, has autism and is obsessed with washing machines. He likes using his family’s so much that their machines often break from overuse and need to be replaced. His parents often take him…

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Anglesey Circuit crash death ‘accidental’

Image copyright Google Image caption Anglesey Circuit, which opened in 1997, hosts a range of motorsport events throughout the year A motorcyclist taking part in a track race died after being run over by two…


New York holiday death man Shaun Dobinson ‘got no diabetes alert’

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Shaun Dobinson fell ill within days of arriving in New York A man who died on holiday in New York was not warned how dangerous his recently diagnosed diabetes…


John Mikel Obi: Middlesbrough in talks with former Chelsea midfielder

John Mikel Obi captained Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup Middlesbrough are in talks to sign out-of-contract former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, reports BBC Tees Sport. The 31-year-old is a free agent after leaving…


Man charged over mum’s road death in Darlington

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Shantelle Kirkup died in hospital from her injuries A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a mother was knocked down at a pedestrian crossing….


County Durham students welcome library-on-wheels

A bus has been transformed into a library on wheels to help students with special educational needs improve their literacy. The Go Read Bus is parked in the playground of The Oaks Secondary School in…


St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow goes into liquidation

Image copyright St Clare’s Hospice Image caption The hospice was forced to shut for three weeks in July because of a shortage of doctors A hospice in South Tyneside has shut its doors after 30…


Middlesbrough grime artist Chris Sayer on lifting the town

Teesside’s expanding grime and rap scene is helping to keep teenagers out of trouble, the artists say. Middlesbrough rapper Chris Sayer says grime has become the region’s signature brand of music, and as more people…


Recycling centre worker Simon Hogg killed in waste drum

Image caption Safety procedures were bypassed by workers to save time, the hearing was told A recycling centre worker died after being trapped inside a waste separation machine, an inquest has heard. Simon Hogg suffered…


Ant McPartlin sent support from ADHD community

Image copyright PA Image caption Ant McPartlin has spoken out about his ADHD diagnosis Ant McPartlin has spoken publically for the first time about being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The TV presenter…


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