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Newcastle United's 'legendary' tea lady dies aged 90

Tributes have been paid to Newcastle United's "legendary tea lady" who has died aged 90 after serving the club for half a century.

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Plans for River Tyne Booze Cruise on inflatables criticised by police

Police have criticised plans for 3,000 people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne while drinking beer.

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Voters welcome start of Brexit in city that heralded win for Leave campaign

Nine months after Sunderland delivered a stunning early win for Brexit in the referendum, Theresa May's letter to the EU will give the people of the city what they voted for.

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Utinni! Rare Jawa Star Wars figure sold for £10,200

A collector has paid more than £10,000 for a rare Star Wars figure at auction.

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Glassing attack has shattered my self-confidence, says victim

A glassing victim scarred for life in an unprovoked attack says she has lost all her self-confidence.

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Trade delegates head to California on north of England's first direct flight

Tech leaders are jetting off on a trade mission on board t he north of England's first direct flight to northern California.

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Bowel cancer diagnoses in under-50s could be speeded up with new tool

A new tool could help prevent young people facing severe delays in getting diagnosed with bowel cancer, a new study suggests.

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'He will always live in our hearts,' says mother of death plunge teenager

The mother of one of two teenagers found dead at the bottom of cliffs has said he was "one of the gifts of life".

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Brave mascot Bradley Lowery to lead England out with 'best friend' Jermain Defoe

A five-year-old whose battle with a rare cancer has touched the football world will be thrilled to lead England out at Wembley with his "best friend" Jermain Defoe, his mother said.

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Family covered in glass after boys throw rock at car windscreen

A family travelling at 70mph in a car on the A1 were showered with glass after boys aged 10 threw a rock that hit their windscreen.

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Horrific campfire case 'highlights dangers of super-strength cheap cider'

A homeless man who fell in a campfire while drinking cheap white cider had to have both legs amputated, a police officer campaigning about alcohol has said.

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Two 17-year-old boys found dead at cliffs

Two teenage boys have been found dead at cliffs in Cleveland.

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Brimmon oak in Wales comes second in European Tree Of The Year contest

A giant Welsh oak tree saved from being felled for a bypass has come runner-up in the European Tree Of The Year contest.

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Snow set to blanket parts of the North

Commuters could face frosty conditions on Wednesday morning with the risk of up to 5cm (2ins) of snowfall overnight on high ground.

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AkzoNobel urged to open talks with US suitor by activist investor

Activist investor Elliott Advisors has urged AkzoNobel to open talks with US suitor PPG Industries, saying it will attempt to oust the Dutch firm's managers if its demands are ignored.

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Rail workers to stage 24-hour strike on Grand National day

Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National in bitter disputes over staffing and the role of conductors.

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Sentencing of man who pulled niqab off woman adjourned

The sentencing of a man who pulled a niqab off a woman in a shopping centre and yelled "you are in our country now, you stupid f****** Muslim" has been adjourned.

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Catholic priest admits fraud over church donations

A Catholic priest has admitted fraudulently diverting tens of thousands of pounds donated to his church by parishioners.

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Labour's Ian Lavery apologises over failure to disclose union share in his home

A shadow minister has apologised "unreservedly" after failing to declare sooner that a trade union held a share in his home.

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Bellway profits rise 9.3% to £247m as house buyers shrug off Brexit uncertainty

Housebuilder Bellway has posted a healthy rise in half-year profits as buyers brushed aside economic uncertainty unleashed by the Brexit vote.

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