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Viz founder to tackle Great North Run after revealing he has multiple sclerosis

Viz co-founder and stand-up comedian Simon Donald is to tackle the Great North Run in support of a charity which helps vulnerable youngsters across the North East.

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Ant McPartlin has apolgised for 'letting people down' ahead of checking into rehab.

TV star Ant says sorry for letting people down after checking into rehab over drink and drugs problem

Ant McPartlin has said he feels he has "let people down" ahead of reportedly entering rehab following a battle with depression, alcohol and substance abuse.
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A general shot of a humpback whale

Travel Review: Whale watching in the North Sea

“A humpback whale? In the North Sea?!” - it may sound fishy, but this majestic species is just one of the cetaceans spotted in waters off the North East coast.

Adam Elliott. Picture c/o PA

Jailed: 6ft 6in driver crashed into car carrying young children during police chase - days before sentencing over Ford Ka knee-driving incident

A 6ft 6in car dealer who drove a small convertible while standing up has been jailed for a separate case of dangerous driving after crashing as he sped away from police.
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WIN: Family ticket for The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Theatre Royal Newcastle

WIN: Family ticket for The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Theatre Royal Newcastle

A much-loved tiger is roaring into Newcastle – and you and your family could see him for free.

Theatre and Comedy
Police issued a timelapse video showing the effects of lethal highs on users.

Disturbing video shows effects of lethal high Spice on users

A video showing the disturbing effects of lethal highs on users has been released by police - as officers make more arrests in a crackdown on the drugs.
Crime 3
Philip Tron

'It feels like a light has been switched off in our lives' - family of North East man killed in Manchester Arena bombing pay tribute to 'loving' charmer

The family of a man killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack have spoken of their immense sadness at the loss of their "funny, thoughtful and loving" charmer.

St James' Park, Newcastle. Picture by PA

Judge rules against Newcastle fan accused of leaving sons home alone to attend Arsenal game

A Newcastle United fan whose ex-wife accused him of leaving their two sons home alone while he watched his side play Arsenal has lost the latest round of a long-running family court fight.

Paul Watkins was jailed for life for murder, with a recommendation he serves at least 18 years.

Man found dead in wheelie bin was killed over unfounded Facebook rumours he was a sex offender

A man with learning difficulties was killed in his own home and his body dumped in a wheelie bin over unfounded Facebook rumours that he was a sex offender.

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys announce second North East tour date

Electronic Pop icons, Pet Shop Boys, have added an extra North East tour date due to demand.

Police at a job centre in Byker, Newcastle, where a man is holding several people hostage. Pic by PA.

Man arrested after people taken hostage at job centre building

Police have arrested a man after several people were taken hostage earlier today at a job centre.
The Sunderland count at  previous election

Newcastle challenges Sunderland for crown of first constituency to declare on election night

Sunderland could be challenged for the crown of first constituency to declare a General Election result - by the city's arch rival Newcastle.
Politics 1
Courtney Boyle

Date set for funeral of North East Manchester Arena bombing victim Courtney Boyle

The funeral of 19-year-old Courtney Boyle who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing will take place on Friday, her family has announced.
Newcastle Gateshead
Morgan thought he was exchanging WhatsApp messages with a 13-year-old girl. But 'she' was in fact paedophile hunters from Dark Justice.

Married dad snared by paedophile hunters after grooming 'teenage girl'

A married dad told paedophile hunters: 'I am talking to my wife if you don't mind' when he was confronted after turning up to meet a child for an illegal sexual encounter.

One of the bags of drugs seized by police.

Police warning after up to 40 fall ill after taking 'lethal high' Spice

Two men have been arrested in relation to the supply of a 'lethal high' after police received almost 40 reports of people falling unwell in two days.

Do you fancy giving the obstacle course a try?

Are you brave enough to try out this inflatable obstacle course?

The world’s longest, continuous, inflatable obstacle course is coming to the region - but will you be brave enough to have a go?

Five taken to hospital as 11 found semi-conscious after taking 'lethal high' Spice

Police have issued a stern warning about taking illegal drugs after receiving nearly a dozen reports people found semi-conscious due to drugs misuse in the North East this afternoon.
Katy Perry at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull. PA

Katy Perry announces North East tour date

Katy Perry has announced a North East gig date as part of her Witness world tour.

Bill Quay Farm

Thieves steal rare breed chicks and coops from community farm, says charity

A charity has been left devastated after it says thieves broke in and stole chicks complete with their coops in two separate raids.
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