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Former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd put 'club on its feet'

Newcastle United fans have said it was Freddy Shepherd’s passion and love of the club that he’ll be remembered for. The former chairman passed away on Monday night aged 76. He was responsible for bringing Alan Shearer back to Newcastle in 1996 when the c

Chronicle Live, 54 min. ago

Lee Charnley pays tribute to Freddy Shepherd as club flag flies at half mast at St James' Park

Newcastle United are in mourning following the death of former chairman Freddy Shepherd . The club flag at St. James’ Park is flying at half mast on Tuesday evening as a mark of respect following Freddy’s passing at the age of 75. Born in Gisland, Northu

Chronicle Live, today, 21:47

What happened on Newcastle's Westgate Road and Grainger Street on Tuesday?

Buses and motorists faced diversions when two Newcastle city centre roads were cordoned off due to a police incident. Northumbria Police were called to the city centre and were on the scene for around two hours on Tuesday. Roads were closed causing heavy

Chronicle Live, today, 21:31
Newcastle was chosen for an experiment with Universal Credit and it was a disaster

Newcastle was chosen for an experiment with Universal Credit and it was a disaster

The leader of Newcastle City Council has warned that the introduction of Universal Credit has been a disaster for the city, after it was chosen to test out the new benefit system. And he said the rest of the country would be “in for a shock” when Univers

Chronicle Live, today, 21:10

'If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have come home' - Alan Shearer's tribute to Freddy Shepherd

Freddy Shepherd’s star player Alan Shearer was among the first to pay tribute to the father-of-three after the news of his death. Arguably one of Freddy’s greatest achievements at Newcastle United was bringing Shearer to Tyneside. In 1995 the then-Blackb

Chronicle Live, today, 20:12

Contaminated blood scandal: Victims and their families win ruling to seek damages

Victims and their families have won a ruling allowing them to launch a High Court group action seeking damages over contaminated blood products. A High Court official said it was “appropriate” to immediately issue a group litigation order allowing a pote

Chronicle Live, today, 19:20

Grainger Street police incident LIVE: Road closed and buses diverted due to man on scaffolding

Grainger Street in Newcastle city centre has been closed by police due to an ongoing incident. A man can be seen on some scaffolding on the street. Police have not yet been able to confirm what is happening and said that it is a "very new...

Chronicle Live, today, 18:25

When is the North Tyneside 10k road race - and how can I enter?

It’s billed as one of the country’s most scenic road races, taking in a stretch of stunning Tyneside coastline. Now you have a chance to take part in the popular North Tyneside 10k Road Race. Entries have opened for the event, which attracts around 2,000

Sunday Sun, today, 18:06

Soar around beautiful city of Durham with this excellent aerial drone footage

Historic Durham has been captured in the sunshine with this brilliant drone footage. See the sights with a trip over the cathedral and the River Wear under clear skies. Michael Angelo Gomes filmed the video and uploaded it to his YouTube channel. He mana

Sunday Sun, today, 18:06

Sea fret hits the coast with Longsands beach and the North Sea barely visible

This was the scene in Tynemouth today as a fog descended across the coast. Longsands beach and the North Sea beyond were completely hidden from view as the fog - more commonly known as a sea fret - took over on Tuesday. It spread over other parts of the

Chronicle Live, today, 17:54

Huge Geordie Shore bombshell as cast are told Scotty T and Marty won't be returning to house

They failed to return to Newcastle with the rest of the cast after seeing Aaron Chalmers’ first MMA win and there’s a bombshell on Tuesday night’s Geordie Shore when it’s revealed that Scotty T and Marty McKenna won’t be returning to the house. The lads

Chronicle Live, today, 17:54

'Newcastle United were down in the doldrums when Freddy Shepherd arrived and he lifted it'

A sometimes divisive figure at St James’ Park, there can be no denying the impact Freddy Shepherd had on Newcastle United. During his time as chairman the self-made millionaire oversaw the expansion of St James’ Park , took the team to the Champions Leag

Sunday Sun, today, 17:52

Why were military helicopters flying around Newcastle on Tuesday?

The presence of military helicopters hovering around Newcastle on Tuesday afternoon set alarm bells ringing for many Geordies. However, it turned out to be nothing but a simple training exercise being carried out by the British Army. Worried residents to

Chronicle Live, today, 17:19

'You never expect it to happen on your street' - counter terrorism officers make arrest in Fenham

Fenham was in shock after Counter Terrorism officers descended to make an arrest in Newcastle’s West End . The Army bomb disposal unit also had to be called out to Cedar Road on Tuesday. A 22-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of offences u

Chronicle Live, today, 17:19

'He saved my life': Shocked patients share tributes after death of gifted Newcastle doctor

Devastated patients have rushed to pay tribute to a man who saved countless lives during an incredible career. Consultant Mark Roberts cared for hundreds of patients during his 30-year career at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, with 18 years spent a

Chronicle Live, today, 16:17

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