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  1. Updates on Monday 14 August 2017

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Newcastle United complete the signing of Stoke striker Joselu on a three-year contract for £5m.

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Our live coverage across the day

Ana Guerra-Moore

BBC News Online

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Weather: Rain will clear

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud and outbreaks of rain will gradually clear eastwards overnight, to become clearer by dawn with a few showers following from the west.

Check the weather where you are.

Rafa Benitez on Newcastle's defeat

This is what Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez had to say after yesterday's match against Tottenham:

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Concerns raised for the welfare of 18-year-old man after he goes missing

Sunderland Echo


Police have appealed for help to track down a young man who went missing earlier today.

Declan Freeman

Do you know this man?

A man caused significant delays to Tyne and wear Metro services after trespassing on the tracks.

He went on to the line at Monkseaton Metro Station at about 11:00 on 29 July.

These CCTV images have now been released:

cctv of the man
Red card changed everything - Benitez
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says his side's opening match of the 2017-18 Premier League season was "difficult from the beginning".

Amputee Matt is determined to walk the Great North Run

After being diagnosed with rare bone cancer and losing his leg, Matt is determine to take part in the Great North Run.

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Man injured in Hartlepool hit and run

A 42-year-old man has been hit by a blue Ford Transit van in Hartlepool.

It happened at about 20:00 on Friday 11 August as the man walked along Wynyard Road near to the Owton Manor Social Club.

He was treated for minor injuries but the van driver did not stop at the scene.

Wynyard Road

Sunderland's Aiden McGeady on scoring first goal

The team won 3-1 against Norwich City.

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More than 19,000 poppies knitted for Remembrance Day

An army veteran has created a display with more than 19,000 poppies to mark Remembrance Day.

Knitters from across the world have donated their stitched poppies to help Andy Denholm achieve his goal and remember those who served in World War One.

The installation will cover the entire front section of the Church Hall in West Cornforth, County Durham.

The poppies

Andy said: “To reach 19,240 poppies is just amazing because it represents the number of British soldiers killed on 1 July 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

"We set ourselves a project to instil some community spirit and it has spread across County Durham and even as far afield as ex-pats in Australia and Canada, people just want to be part of it."

Man robbed by armed men

A 53-year-old man was robbed by two men armed with knives in Newcastle.

The suspects threatened the man and stole his cash, necklace and watch outside the Halifax in Gosforth High Street on 4 August.

The victim was shaken by the incident but unharmed.

The offenders are believed to be in their early 20s or late teens.

One of them was 5ft 10in and wore a black hoodie with goggles attached to the hood, gloves and spoke with a local accent.

The second male was white European and wore a Burberry scarf over his face.

Halifax in Gosforth

Listen: 'Sheffield United fans to blame' after fan trouble

A senior Cleveland Police officer says that Sheffield United fans were to blame for violence that broke out after Saturday's game against Middlesbrough at the Riverside, which injured children as young as 10.

Assistant Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jason Harwin, was on duty at the Riverside and says the violence involving over 200 people was some of the worst he's seen in his 25-year career.

Six people have so far been arrested and one officer was taken to hospital.

Richard Ball, 47, from Sheffield will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on 8 September, after being charged with a public order offence.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and was released with no further police action.

Two men, aged 20 and 58, were cautioned for pitch invasion and two men, aged 35 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of affray and were released under investigation.

Cleveland Police dogs back to work

Ana Guerra-Moore

BBC News Online

It's back to work for these two Cleveland Police pups.

Look how excited they look to be back in action:

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Fatal crash in Gateshead

An 18-year-old man has died in a collision in Gateshead.

The crash happened on Birkland Lane, Kibblesworth, yesterday.

Two 17-year-old boys, a 45-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were left seriously injured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Birkland Lane

Meteor shower in Northumberland

Ana Guerra-Moore

BBC News Online

Did you see the Perseid meteor shower over the weekend?

This photo was taken near Allenheads and captured a vista of stars too.


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Public and police officers attacked by two men in Newcastle

Two men assaulted members of the public and police officers in Newcastle city centre in the early hours of this morning.

The men punched and kicked people on the Castle Stairs at about 03:20 then made off towards St Nicholas Street.

As they were arrested two police officers were also assaulted and a female officer was knocked unconscious.

When the pair were detained at Forth Banks police station three detention officers and the custody nurse were also attacked.

Football: Gateshead 3-0 Torquay United

BBC Sport

Gateshead registered their second home win in a week with a resounding success against Torquay at the International Stadium at the weekend.

The Tynesiders led inside 20 minutes when a dangerous ball across goal by Callum Williams ricocheted off Ryan Higgins for an own goal.

Danny Johnson then set up Williams to threaten a second, but Ryan Clarke denied him from close range.

After the break, substitute Richard Peniket extended the home side's lead when he redirected Jordan Preston's effort past the goalkeeper.

Myles Anderson then turned into his own goal from Jordan Burrow's ball as Gateshead secured an unassailable cushion.

Family and friends of tragic Hartlepool fisherman cycle 150 miles in his memory

Hartlepool Mail


Family and friends of tragic Hartlepool fisherman Lee Renney rode across the finishing line after completing a 150-mile coast to coast cycle in his memory.

People taking part in the bike ride

Man charged over Middlesbrough mass brawl

A 47-year-old man has been charged with a public order offence following a brawl outside Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.

Richard Ball, of Manor Oaks Road in Sheffield, will appear at Teesside Magistrates' Court on 8 September.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug but was released with no further police action.

Two men aged 20 and 58 were cautioned for invading the pitch and two men aged 35 and 52 were arrested on suspicion of affray and were released while investigations continue.

Drug warning after pharmacy targeted

Drugs have been stolen from a Northumberland pharmacy, police say.

Two men dressed in black smashed a window of the Boots store in Amble early yesterday and took a safe containing a large quantity of medication.

The missing drugs include morphine, oxycodone, methadone and methylphenidate, and police have warned the public these could be harmful if too much is ingested.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

Bank raid

The County Durham man admits stealing £45,000 after a cash machine was blown up at a branch in Langholm.

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Children 'frightened' and 'in tears' at Middlesbrough brawl

Children were "frightened" and "in tears" during a mass brawl outside Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, a fan has said.

Chris Davey witnessed the events on Saturday after Middlesbrough won 1-0 against Sheffield United, and said that in 50 years as a supporter he has never "seen anything like that at close hand".

People fighting inside the stadium

The club has now released a statement saying it "deplored" the behaviour of those involved, and would do its utmost to ensure they were identified.

It said: "We pride ourselves on being a family club, and there is absolutely no place for the incidents of violence and threatening behaviour that occurred both inside the stadium and also in the coach and car park areas after game.

"We also condemn the wanton vandalism and destruction of club property that occurred in the concourse area within the away enclosure."

This is the moment a blast ripped through a house flattening in seconds
The CCTV footage was captured from a nearby house and shows debris flying through the air.

Newcastle road closed due to collision

The damaged house

Susan Shepherd was pulled from the rubble alive because an appliance fell on her, her sister says.

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Cricket: Norfolk dominate opening day in Northumberland

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

A devastating spell from bowlers Ben France and Rob Taylor has given Norfolk firm control of their final Minor Counties Championship match of the season at Northumberland.

The home side ended the opening day on 34-6 with France taking 4-18 and Taylor taking the other two wickets.

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Earlier Norfolk were bowled out for 303.

Stand-in opener Jason Reynolds top scored with 76, Ashley Watson hit 53 and Taylor weighed in with a useful 48.

Norfolk can't win the title this year but they are in a great position to force what would be only their second league win of the summer.

Football fans fight at Middlesbrough v Sheffield United
Fans clashed in the coach park, after a last-minute equaliser had been disallowed.

'More arrests expected' after post-match brawl

Cleveland Police has said there are likely to be more arrests in connection with a mass brawl outside Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.

Children as young as 10 were hurt and a police officer was taken to hospital after fighting broke out after the Boro v Sheffield United game on Saturday.

More than 200 people are thought to be involved, and Cleveland Police says it is working with both clubs as part of the investigation.

Five people have been arrested, and police are asking people to come forward with phone camera footage in an effort to catch the culprits.

Post-match brawl
Carl Draper

Farke contemplates first defeat in charge at Norwich City

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Head coach Daniel Farke was left to rue some sloppy defending as Norwich City crashed to their first defeat of the season.

The Canaries lost 3-1 to Sunderland at Carrow Road with former City striker Lewis Grabban scoring twice for the visitors and then adding an own goal to give Norwich some consolation.

Farke's team dominated the possession (71%-29%) but failed to make the most of it.

"We won all statistics, but it's all about being good in the small things and two situations we defended really sloppy," said Farke.

Weather: A cloudy, rainy and breezy day

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There will be early cloud, followed by rain sweeping in from the south west.

This will be heaviest and most persistent over the Pennines, but there will be the chance of the odd bright spell in the east.

Temperatures no higher than 19C (66F) in a fresh southerly breeze.

Check the forecast where you live here.


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