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Theatre: Viv Hardwick talks to SIRF’s artistic director Jan Doherty about creating an arts festival which high wire walks above all the rest

IN three decades Stockton’s International Riverside Festival has gone from a “slightly shambolic” homespun big top show and perilous pyrotechnics to world-renowned status… even if this year’s South Korean and Australian performers might have a problem finding Tees Valley on the map.

Theatre: Viv Hardwick talks to SIRF’s artistic director Jan Doherty about creating an arts festival which high wire walks above all the rest

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Burglar 'stole dead woman's ashes' in series of night-time raids while homeowners slept

A CAREER criminal who burgled four homes while the occupants were sleeping and stole a precious pendant containing a dead woman’s ashes has been jailed for four years.

Burglar 'stole dead woman's ashes' in series of night-time raids while homeowners slept

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'I want to get the first 1,000 days of life right for everyone' – MP vows to fight to protect NHS in new role

A TEESSIDE politician has vowed to fight for the NHS as he celebrated being appointed to Labour’s health select committee.

'I want to get the first 1,000 days of life right for everyone' – MP vows to fight to protect NHS in new role

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