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Driver was three times over the limit after boozing at Sunderland Airshow

A 67-year-old man was stopped for drink-driving after he had too much at the Sunderland Airshow.
Crime
Crazy For You

 featuring Tom Chambers, centre. Photo Credit: The Other Richard
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Win: Tickets to see Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers in Crazy for You at Newcastle Theatre Royal

A South Tyneside performer is rubbing shoulders with Love Island’s Caroline Flack and West End star Tom Chambers in a new tour of a Broadway musical.

Theatre and Comedy
The roof garden at The Botanist

REVIEW: The Botanist, Monument Mall, Newcastle city centre

Hungry visitors to Newcastle city centre have never exactly struggled when it comes to finding a restaurant to sate their appetite. But competition in this corner of Toon is stronger than ever with the arrival of the Grey’s Food Quarter in Eldon Square.

Eating Out
File picture of a tarantula, similar to the one rescued in the raids

Neglected tarantula and dog rescued in crackdown on drugs in North East

A neglected tarantula has been rescued in dawn raids as part of a crackdown on drug use and anti-social behaviour in the North East.

Sunderland
Elaine Paige is heading to Sage Gateshead

Win: Tickets to see Elaine Paige on North East tour date

The First Lady of Musical Theatre, Elaine Paige will be holding court at Sage Gateshead as part of her latest tour.

Music
The High Level Bridge in Newcastle. Picture: Google Maps.

Newcastle's High Level Bridge re-opens after suspicious package reports

The High Level Bridge in Newcastle has re-opened following reports of a suspicious package earlier today.
Newcastle Gateshead
The collision happened on Birkland Lane, just north of Cranberry Bog Road in Kibblesworth. Image copyright Google Maps.

Teenager dies in two vehicle collision

An 18-year-old man has died in a crash between two vehicles.
Newcastle Gateshead
Are you taking part in the Great North Run this year?

Metro wristbands on sale ahead of this year's Great North Run

Runners and supporters planning to attend this year's Great North Run can buy their transport tickets ahead of time by ordering special wristbands.

Whats on
Mo Farah at the 2016 Great North Run finish line

'My road name is Mohamed' - Sir Mo Farah asks for new title as he guns for fourth Great North Run win

Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as "Mohamed" when he takes on the Great North Run next month after bowing out of his track career.
Newcastle Gateshead
Ant McPartlin.

Geordie TV star Ant reveals how painkiller addiction 'nearly killed him'

Ant McPartlin has revealed how he nearly died after battling with depression, alcohol and substance abuse.

News
If you're going to be using this route, you might need to find a different way to go.

Abnormal load to pass through North East on A1 and A19

There will be delays on the A1 and A19 tomorrow night as a 223 tonne transformer makes its way through the region.
Newcastle Gateshead
The defendants have been found guilty following the force's Operation Shelter into child sexual exploitation in Newcastle.

Critics of payout to rapist informant are ill-informed, says Chief Constable

A police chief has hit back at 'untrue' claims that a convicted child rapist paid to help snare a paedophile gang was placed 'in the midst' of vulnerable women and girls.
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The defendants have been found guilty following the force's Operation Shelter into child sexual exploitation in Newcastle.

Child rapist paid £10,000 by police to watch over girls at parties, court told

Police paid a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on parties where they suspected under-age girls would be intoxicated and sexually abused, a court heard.
Crime
The case was heard at Newcastle Crown Court.

Under-age girls and vulnerable women groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused

Under-age girls and vulnerable young women were taken to parties in Newcastle and groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused, it can now be reported.

News
Matranxhi appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.

Illegal immigrant jailed after planning to meet underage girl in Sunderland

An Albanian national who travelled to this country illegally has been jailed after being snared by a paedophile hunting group.

Crime
Powerhouse. Credit: Google.

Murder investigation launched after attack behind nightclub

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died in hospital after he was found unconscious behind a nightclub.
Newcastle Gateshead
Newcastle College. Credit: Google.

Controlled explosion carried out after hazardous chemicals found at college

A controlled explosion has been carried out after hazardous chemicals were found at a college.
Newcastle Gateshead
Hacienda Classical at Live from Times Square

REVIEW: Hacienda Classical, Live from Times Square, Newcastle

Manchester's Hacienda nightclub may be long gone, but it's left a legacy of music that still gets the crowds throwing shapes decades after its demolition.
Music
Martin Biggins.

Search for man missing for more than a fortnight

An appeal has been issued to try and track down a man last seen at a hospital.
News
Keep your eyes peeled for the ice cream van this summer.

The world's smallest ice cream van is coming to the region - here's where you can see it

We might not be getting much summer sunshine, but that's not going to stop us from enjoying an ice cream!

Offbeat
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