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NEWS ROUNDUP: Freeport disappointment & tackling obesity stigma

 

A further 500 cases of coronavirus were reported across the North East and North Yorkshire on Wednesday.

A further 315 coronavirus related deaths were reported nationally.

Freeport disappointment
 
Rishi Sunak has been accused of ignoring the needs of Wearside after Freeport status was granted to Teesside, but not Sunderland, Tyneside and Blyth. Graeme Miller, the leader of Sunderland City Council said “It seems that only if you have a Tory MP can you expect government support.” Councillor Dominic McDonough hit back at these claims, saying that Teesside put it to work and they’ve got the rewards.
 
Obesity stigma
 
A nurse in North Tyneside has shared her experience of gastric bypass surgery for world obesity day. As part of eating disorder awareness week, Jackie wanted to share her story to help break down the stigma Around obesity.


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