Newcastle are up to ninth in the table after winning three of their last four games.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce said: “We’ve given ourselves a nice platform, but we’re only halfway there. We’ve got to show the same resilience we’ve shown over the last few months, and see where it takes us.
“I can’t fault their [the players] attitude and their spirit. The way they are speaks volumes. They’re a good group. If they stay like that, they deserve the rewards they’re getting at the moment.”
A public consultation has started on a £20m plan to redevelop one of Teesside’s most troubled housing estates.
The housing group Thirteen is looking to build 179, houses, apartments and bungalows in Gresham in Middlesbrough.
The area has seen problems with crime, drugs and anti-social behavior in recent years.
This development is part of a wider programme by the local council to get more people living and working in Middlesbrough town centre.
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Cleveland Police have criticised drinkers who assaulted officers on so-called Black Eye Friday.
The force dealt with 315 emergency calls on the Friday before Christmas.
Police say they were spat at, elbowed, and one was repeatedly punched in the face.
A total of 31 people were arrested for a range of offences.
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A survey on exercise found 26% of locals had never ventured into a public park.
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Clinical and human waste has been piled up at the HQ of Healthcare Environmental Services for a year.
A man is due in court this morning charged with the murder of a father-of-two in Hartlepool.
Hemwand Ali Hussain, 30, was found dead in a property in Charterhouse Street on 15 September.
A 24-year-old man, from West Drayton, London, will appear before Teesside Magistrates' Court today.
Three other men, who were charged with murder earlier, are currently going through the court system.Copyright: Family Handout