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'The heart and soul of Newcastle United': Ex-players pay tribute to Kath Cassidy after death

A host of former Newcastle United players and managers have paid tribute to Kath Cassidy after she passed away at the age of 90. Cassidy served tea to players and managers at the club for 49 years before her retirement in 2015. She passed away peacefully

Sunday Sun, 10 min. ago

Family’s horror after car is hit by youths throwing brick onto busy A1

A family have spoken of their horror after their car’s windscreen was smashed by youths throwing a brick as they were travelling at 70mph. Julie Douglas, her partner Craig Johnson and their 22-month-old baby Maisie were travelling northbound on the A1 wh

News Post Leader, 12 min. ago

Photo shows girl dicing with death as she tiptoes around cliff edge, sparking fresh warnings

This is the moment a stunned bird watcher spotted a reckless teenager playing within metres of a cliff edge in South Shields. Lee Harris, from Washington, had his eyes firmly on the sunny skies while out on a walk on Sunday afternoon. But his attention w

Sunday Sun, 38 min. ago

Dating site lothario who left doctor with just £25 to her name has appeal rejected

A conman who fleeced a lovestruck doctor he met on an online dating site has been told he stands no chance of getting out of jail early after losing an appeal. Christopher Frances Heayns, 35, conned Dr Liz Todd out of her entire savings, leaving her with

Sunday Sun, 38 min. ago

Pride of Newcastle: Freddy and Bruce Shepherd to be given Freedom of the City

The Shepherd brothers will be honoured with the Freedom of the City, it can be revealed. Toon tycoons Freddy and Bruce will be given the highest honour Newcastle can bestow, in recognition of their services to the city. Originally starting in road haulag

Sunday Sun, 38 min. ago

Hartlepool dad uses Army first aid training to bring pensioner crushed by car back to life

A young dad used first-aid skills he learned as an Army reservist to give lifesaving CPR to an elderly neighbour who was trapped under his car. Kyle Twydale and partner Lauren Skilton rushed to the aid of the man after two women raised the alarm outside

Hartlepool Mail, 43 min. ago

Plans to make Viagra available over the counter unveiled

Viagra could be made available from pharmacies under plans to scrap the need for a prescription. Men would be able to buy the drug, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction in those aged 18 and over, after a chat with a pharmacist. The proposal is set

Hartlepool Mail, 43 min. ago

BT to recruit 90 staff for North East call centre

If you're looking for a job in the region, BT has today announced plans for dozens of jobs. There are plans to recruit 90 staff in Newcastle as part of a UK-wide recruitment drive by the company aimed at transforming customer service. New roles will be a

Sunderland Echo, 46 min. ago

Chris takes up a new role with the NHS

The organisation that leads the NHS in the North East and Cumbria has appointed a new medical director. Professor Chris Gray, who has worked in the NHS for 35 years both in the North East and further afield, took up his role at NHS England at the beginni

Morpeth Herald, today, 17:40

Arsonists leave trail of damage behind in double break in at nature centre

Vandals who targeted an education centre sparked a series of fires and trashed areas built by dedicated volunteers. Yobs broke into West Boldon Lodge and set fire to trees, burnt out a bug hotel, broke up its ‘hidey-huts’ and music - area used as its pla

Shields Gazette, today, 17:37

Gig announcement: KT Tunstall to play South Tyneside Summer Festival

Scottish musician KT Tunstall will open this year’s series of South Tyneside Festival Summer Concerts. The Suddenly I See singer will take to the stage in Bents Park on Sunday July, 9 to launch this year’s concert series which will be held over four cons

Shields Gazette, today, 17:37

Jailed Sunderland grandad left student terrified after burglary

A grandad has been put behind bars for a raid at a student flat that left one of the occupants too frightened to live there. Anthony Prenelle crept into the shared household in Chester Road, Sunderland, and stole property on August 4 last year. The 57-ye

Sunderland Echo, today, 17:30

Nicky Deverdics loan move has worked wonders for Hartlepool United and player

Dave Jones says Hartlepool United are reaping the benefits of sending Nicky Deverdics out on loan. Jones despatched the midfielder to Dover Athletic for a month in the National League. But the 29-year-old has returned and has been a key figure through Ma

Hartlepool Mail, today, 16:42

Plans for County Hall site called in

Opponents of controversial plans in an area of Morpeth have spoken of their delight after they were called-in by the Government. This means that Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), will make the

Berwick Advertiser, today, 16:38

Sick of loud videos automatically playing on your Facebook? Here's how to stop them

Have you ever been browsing Facebook only for a surprise video to pop up with the sound blaring? It seems to take forever to close the clip and shut off the sound as you scramble around with your phone or mouse. If you’re using Facebook on the sly at wor

Chronicle Live, today, 16:36

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