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  1. Man dies after reporting two masked men at home

    A man died from a suspected heart attack shortly after reporting a burglary at a house in Washington.

    Officers called to the property in Hertburn Gardens in the Concord area on Friday night found the 71-year-old man.

    He was taken to hospital but died.

    Hertburn Gardens, Washington

    Northumbria Police had earlier taken an emergency call at about 23:00, where the caller described two masked men leaving the home with a bag.

    Police urged anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them.

  2. Death of toddler sparks police investigation

    An investigation is under way into the death of a two-year-old on Tyneside.

    Ambulance crews were called to a property in Gateshead on Saturday morning, after a toddler was reported to be unresponsive.

    But despite the efforts of paramedics the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Northumbria Police is now looking into the circumstances surrounding the death.

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    Video caption: London Marathon 2021: Student runs with Essex bone marrow donor 'who saved my life'

    A student says it will be "so special" to do the London Marathon alongside her bone marrow donor.

  4. By Harry De Cosemo

    BBC Sport

    Newcastle vs Watford

    Newcastle United's winless start to the Premier League campaign continues after Watford snatched a 1-1 draw in the second half at Vicarage Road.

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  5. Newcastle vigil to remember murdered teacher

    A candle-lit vigil is due to take place in Newcastle in memory of Sabina Nessa, who was found dead in London last weekend.

    The vigil is being held at Grey's Monument at 19:00 BST in memory of the 28-year-old primary school teacher.

    Her body was found in a park in south-east London on Saturday.

    Sabrina Nessa

    The Metropolitan Police said a 38-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Ms Nessa.

    A man in his 40s arrested by detectives on Saturday on suspicion of murder has been released while inquiries continue.

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    Video caption: Northumberland diver finds seal with ring stuck round neck

    A seal is found swimming off the Northumberland coast with a rubber ring stuck around its neck.