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Stockton regeneration marked by huge eagle and giant

Giant eagle Image copyright Stockton Borough Council
Image caption Council leader Bob Cook said the eagle and giant had "to be seen to be believed"

The completion of a Teesside town centre's £38m regeneration has been marked by street theatre involving a giant and a huge eagle.

Work on Stockton High Street, which has taken over two years, includes new road layouts, increased parking, removal of dead trees and repainting.

A water feature with plants and seats was officially unveiled.

Stockton Council Labour leader Bob Cook said the work had created a "modern and welcoming environment".

Spanish theatre company Carros de Foc constructed the 11m (36ft) giant and 8m (26ft) wide eagle on the high street on Thursday.

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Media captionThe giant puppet and huge puppet eagle were paraded around Stockton

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