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  1. Sunderland student lands lead role in a movie

    A former University of Sunderland student has landed two roles in film and TV.

    Chris Farfouris, who was studying screen performance, auditioned for a key character role in a new television drama set in Spain and landed the lead role in a new film calls Shakespeare has Died, which will start production later this year in South America.

    The 20-year-old, who is originally from Greece, credits part of his success to the skills he gained on Wearside during his Screen Performance degree.

    He also thanked his tutors for allowing him to complete his course work online while filming in Spain.

    Sunderland University student Chris Farfouris

    Chris said: "My tutors have been incredibly supportive during this huge opportunity, and for me, online learning has been fantastic, I was able to be really creative."

    Being a multilingual actor and artist, Chris speaks Greek, English, Spanish, French and Italian and he sings and plays piano.

  2. Woman dies after crash in Guisborough

    A woman in her eighties has died after the car she was travelling in hit a tree in Guisborough.

    It happened on Wednesday at 16:40 at the junction of The Avenue and Stokesley Road, when the car, a Peugeot 307 which was being driven by a man in his eighties, left the road.

    They were both taken to James Cook University Hospital with multiple injuries, but the woman later died.

    Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit are appealing for anyone who may have seen what happened to contact them.

    Scene of accident on Stokesley Road
  3. Amber warning of heavy snow for North East

    There's a warning heavy snow and icy conditions could cause disruption in parts of the North East.

    The Met Office issued the amber warning for snow in Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and Northumberland from 15:00 today until 10:00 tomorrow.

    Met Office graphic

    It predicts up to 10cm to 20cm of snowfall across parts of northern England, and Scotland.

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    Travel delays on roads and some delays and cancellations to rail and air travel are likely.