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Welcome to The Chronicle’s live breaking news blog for Saturday, June 24, 2017. We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the day of all the breaking news and sport. We have pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the region's traffic, wea

33 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Revealed: The 'cushy' life of Rhys Jones killer Sean Mercer inside Frankland prison

Child killer Sean Mercer is living a ‘cushy’ life behind bars, with access to a personal trainer and therapy inside notorious HMP Frankland it has been claimed. Gang member Mercer was jailed for life after he shot and killed 11-year-old Rhys Jones as the

33 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Meet the Newcastle man who lost more than 14 stone and is only just starting his slimming journey

After shedding more than the weight of the average British man and reversing diabetes Andy Horn is ready to be fighting fit. The taxi firm clerk once tipped the scales at an eye-watering 37 stone and 11 pounds but after two years of hard work he’s shed a

today, 08:16 in Regional North East
 

The 1970s Newcastle United star with the best ever terrace chant: 'Hallellujah, John Tudor!'

Hallelujah, John Tudor! Of all the memorable terrace chants that emanated from the terraces of St James’ Park in the 1970s and 80s, this was arguably the most inventive. There aren’t too many Newcastle United players who have been saluted with a special

today, 05:26 in Sport
 
How an undercover cop brought down Stanley's heroin 'big man' and his 'takeaway shop' gang

How an undercover cop brought down Stanley's heroin 'big man' and his 'takeaway shop' gang

An undercover cop brought down a heroin gang who peddled misery on the streets of Stanley. Referred to in court as Daz, the detective spent three months undercover from September to December 2016 when he told heroin addicts he had moved to the area to wo

yesterday, 21:07 in Regional North East
 
'It's not too late': Anti-Brexit protestors gather in Newcastle on anniversary of EU referendum

'It's not too late': Anti-Brexit protestors gather in Newcastle on anniversary of EU referendum

Scores of anti-Brexit protestors insisted “it’s not too late” as they gathered in Newcastle on the anniversary of the referendum. A year after the UK voted to leave the EU, campaigners from the North East for Europe group held a rally at Haymarket to con

yesterday, 20:47 in Regional North East
 

Sacriston fire: See aftermath of the blaze which ripped through a scrapyard, damaging 100 cars

Around 100 scrap cars were destroyed when a fire ripped through a County Durham scrapyard . Firefighters spent more than five hours tackling the blaze in Sacriston on Friday afternoon, with billowing smoke seen for miles around. Residents described seein

yesterday, 19:23 in Regional North East
 
Have you seen missing Gateshead man Darren Ainsley?

Have you seen missing Gateshead man Darren Ainsley?

Police are searching for a man missing from Gateshead . Darren Ainsley, 26, of Hillside, Winlaton, was last seen at his home address at around 9pm on Monday. Officers are trying to locate Darren but his family are growing increasingly concerned for his w

yesterday, 19:17 in Regional North East
 
Highthorn mine plans 'will bring £87m to Northumberland' and create 100 local jobs, developer says

Highthorn mine plans 'will bring £87m to Northumberland' and create 100 local jobs, developer says

Plans for an opencast mine in Northumberland will bring millions of pounds to the North East and secure 100 local jobs, the company behind the scheme has said as a public inquiry closes. The Banks Group wants to extract three million tonnes of coal, sand

yesterday, 18:52 in Regional North East
 
Take a look at these new Crawcrook homes - 'perfect' for getting on the property ladder

Take a look at these new Crawcrook homes - 'perfect' for getting on the property ladder

Getting on the property ladder just got easier. Builders Taylor Wimpey will shortly open a new development at Crawcrook with some homes designed for people just starting out in the property market. The Valley Rise development will provide buyers with a r

yesterday, 18:52 in Regional North East
 

Bradley Lowery 'so happy' after classmates record charity tribute

The family of Bradley Lowery has spoken about how much the charity song performed by his classmates means to them as he continues his battle. Brave Bradley is now in the final stages of terminal neuroblastoma but has fought courageously since his diagnos

yesterday, 18:20 in Regional North East
 
Coroner appeal after man with Newcastle links found dead on Teesside

Coroner appeal after man with Newcastle links found dead on Teesside

An appeal has been launched in a bid to trace relatives of a deceased man. Brian Porter, 71, was found dead in a property on Maltby Court in Guisborough, near Redcar, on Sunday, June 18. It is believed that he has relatives in the Newcastle and Scarborou

yesterday, 18:20 in Regional North East
 

Daughter of Robert Hutchinson makes heartbreaking plea three years after disappearance

The daughter of a man missing presumed murdered has issued a fresh call for information three years on from his disappearance. Robert Hutchinson was last seen leaving his home in Corporation Road in the Hendon area of the city at 6.20pm on June 23 2014.

yesterday, 18:01 in Regional North East
 
Newcastle City Council to replace 1,300 bins with new 'super-size' units

Newcastle City Council to replace 1,300 bins with new 'super-size' units

More than 1,000 public waste bins are to disappear from Newcastle’s streets. Newcastle City Council is slashing the number of litter bins across the city by more than 60% from this week. Despite the reductions, the council insists that the new super-size

yesterday, 17:47 in Regional North East
 

The Crystal Maze returns with Vicky Pattison among celebrity challengers for Channel 4 revival

It’s a show that will bring back plenty of childhood memories for people right across the country and there’ll be some Newcastle representation when The Crystal Maze returns to Channel 4 on Friday night. Yes, the show the had us all fearing automatic loc

yesterday, 17:30 in Regional North East
 


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