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Police appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal accident on a busy North East road.
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Pet Shop Boys

The Libertines and Pet Shop Boys to headline new North East festival

The Libertines, Pet Shop Boys and Mark Ronson will perform at a new music event hailed by organisers as the ‘Glastonbury of the North.’

Music
Michael Thompson, inset, died outside Studio Sports Bar in Hexham.

Man accused of murder outside nightclub appears in court

A murder accused has appeared in court charged with killing a man outside a nightclub.

Crime
Michael Thompson, who died after suffering severe head injuries.

Man whose death led to murder charge is named

Police have charged a man with murder after a man died in the street outside a North East bar.
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The A697 is to be closed in both directions from 9.30am today to remove an overturned lorry

Drivers warned of road closure after lorry overturns

Drivers are being warned a major road in Northumberland will be closed later today as work to remove an overturned lorry gets underway.
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More inmates died in prison last year than any time in almost 40 years.

Cuts lead to 'toxic mix of violence, death and human misery' in our prisons, says charity

Seven people committed suicide in North East jails in the prison system's worst-ever year for self-harm, new figures have revealed.
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39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week.
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Tributes to teenager stabbed to death outside North East club on Christmas Eve

A young man stabbed to death on Christmas Eve was a much-loved son, grandson and brother, and a great friend to many, his family said.

Northumberland
Rowe set fire to his cell in HMP Northumberland after being refused a transfer.

Three prison officers taken to hospital after inmate set fire to his cell

Three prison officers were taken to hospital after a jail inmate sparked a major fire in his cell.

Crime
Volunteers and friends from The People's Kitchen recording with Tony and Karen. All pics: The Bigger Picture Agency.

Punks show their caring side with Band Aid-style project to raise cash for the homeless

Punk rockers from around the North East have shown their caring side by recording a Band Aid-style charity CD to help the homeless.

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Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Northumberland.

Police appeal for witnesses after North East man dies in three vehicle crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a North East car crash.

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Weather knocks out North East trains causing morning misery for passengers

Passengers have been hit by the heavy wind and rain as the adverse weather causes havoc on the region's rail system.

Transport
Danielle Hall, who died after falling from a balcony in Benidorm.

Benidorm balcony death woman's family pay tribute to 'much-loved' Danielle

The family of a young North East woman who fell to her death from a hotel balcony in Spain has said she was "an outgoing and friendly girl who will be greatly missed".

Northumberland
Slaley Hall - an aerial view.

Slaley Hall appoints new chef to stamp it on the culinary map

A luxury hotel is hoping to stamp itself on the culinary map with the appointment of a new executive chef.

Eating Out
The annual seal count, carried out by the resident rangers, is triggered by the birth of the first pups.

First seal pups of year spotted on the Farne Islands

The first seal pups of the year have been spotted by National Trust rangers on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast.
Northumberland
Steven McCarthy thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl at Alnwick bus station.

Dark Justice snared internet pervert who thought he was meeting girl, 13, for sex

An internet pervert who turned up to meet a 13-year-old girl he had chatted to online found himself confronted by paedophile hunters.

Northumberland

Fish pass helps thousands of salmon and sea trout head up the Tyne to spawn

Thousands of salmon have been helped by a new fish pass as they make their way up the River Tyne in a once-in-a-lifetime journey to spawn.

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The A19 at Northallerton. Pic: Google

A19 reopens while part of the A1 remains closed following day of carnage on North East roads

Serious crashes have wreaked havoc on North East roads today - and the A19 has reopened while part of the A1 remains blocked
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Scenic Druridge Bay beach

10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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