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Nick Dunn could receive just $15,000 in compensation after Indian prison hellwho have become known as the Chennai Six, were released on bail but were unable
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who have become known as the Chennai Six, were released on bail but were unable to leave India.Nick Dunn back home (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) However, they were sent back to prison in January last year when a lower court reinstated the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Trump will come to the UK next year - but he could face a very unusual protestthe US President will be greeted by a wave of protests if he crosses the Atlant
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the US President will be greeted by a wave of protests if he crosses the Atlantic - and some may be quite unusual. (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)Read More She told Radio 4’s Today Programme: “I think there are some very creative ways we can all show... Read more
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Why Newcastle to Lapland cancelled flight passengers could get £700 compensationhis wife Mairin and children James, 6 and John, 4 from Durham who had their Chr
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his wife Mairin and children James, 6 and John, 4 from Durham who had their Christmas trip to Lapland cancelled (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Dr Errington, a consultant anaesthetist, said the distinction was important. Under EU regulations and... Read more
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This 'Toon' shirt could help feed Newcastle's most vulnerable familiesNewcastle Food bank manager Michael Nixon (far right) with the Toon Aid Newcast
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Newcastle Food bank manager Michael Nixon (far right) with the Toon Aid Newcastle tops, pictured on Glebe Street (Image: newcastle chronicle) Organiser Dipu Ahad said: “They’re selling like hotcakes. The first ones we ordered sold out really... Read more
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UK snow LIVE: Flights cancelled as weather warning continuesas vast swathes of the country fell below freezing - with -13C (8.6F) recorded
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as vast swathes of the country fell below freezing - with -13C (8.6F) recorded in Shropshire.Snow scenes in Durham (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Clear skies overnight saw temperatures plummet below the -12.4C (9.6F) low recorded on Saturday night -... Read more
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Huge price tags paid by councils for Z-listers to sing at Xmas light switch-onsstar, plus BGT’s Ella Shaw.£7,995 - X Factor's Sam LaveryThe X Factor's Sam Lav
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star, plus BGT’s Ella Shaw.£7,995 - X Factor's Sam LaveryThe X Factor's Sam Lavery got nearly £8,000 for her work (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) St Helens Council paid £5,000 to boy band 5ive while Oldham Council splashed out the same sum on... Read more
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Devolution one step closer as cabinets ok withdrawal from combined authoritydirectly-elected Mayor of North Tyneside and Councillor Peter Alan Jackson, lea
chroniclelive / Posted 14 hours ago
directly-elected Mayor of North Tyneside and Councillor Peter Alan Jackson, leader of Northumberland Council (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) On the creation of the new authority, an interim mayor would be appointed, holding some, but not all,... Read more
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Day of disruption as snowfall delays Metros, cancels flights and closes schoolsmostly above 100-150 m in places in eastern Scotland and eastern England.Snow s
chroniclelive / Posted 15 hours ago
mostly above 100-150 m in places in eastern Scotland and eastern England.Snow scenes in Cullercoats, North Tyneside (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) “Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with some journey times taking longer. There will... Read more
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Nick Dunn lifts the lid on what life was like inside Indian prisonSix, were locked up at Puzhal Central Prison in India while they fought for the
chroniclelive / Posted 19 hours ago
Six, were locked up at Puzhal Central Prison in India while they fought for their freedom.Nick Dunn back home (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Nick, 31, said: “When it was the hottest time of the year, it was just sweltering and we were getting... Read more
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Newcastle United linked with move for goalkeeper Iker Casillasof his contract at the Estadio do Dragao, with his current deal said to be wort
sportsmole / Posted 21 hours ago
of his contract at the Estadio do Dragao, with his current deal said to be worth around £5m a year. According to the Newcastle Chronicle, that sort of wage is well out of the Magpies' price range, but boss Rafael Benitez has still added the... Read more
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Shay Given feels 'passive' Newcastle are losing value with every defeatat the goals Leicester scored - just give them an old fashioned tackle.”Former
chroniclelive / Posted 21 hours ago
at the goals Leicester scored - just give them an old fashioned tackle.”Former Newcastle United 'keeper Shay Given (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Given, who was recently voted Newcastle’s greatest ever goalkeeper, then appeared on Sunday’s Match of... Read more
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Tyne Bridge to be repainted and resurfaced -but will take THREE yearsresurfacing is set at around £1m.Rust patches on the Tyne Bridge which is due t
chroniclelive / Posted 22 hours ago
resurfacing is set at around £1m.Rust patches on the Tyne Bridge which is due to undergo restoration work in 2018 (Image: newcastle chronicle) A report, prepared for the Newcastle and Gateshead joint bridges committee, also says there are plans... Read more
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Chris Grayling on why Heathrow Airport needs a third runwayas a pledge of more than £740m to insulate nearby homes, schools and community
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as a pledge of more than £740m to insulate nearby homes, schools and community buildings from noise.Chris Grayling (Image: newcastle chronicle) The draft Airports National Policy Statement – the document that sets out the proposed planning policy... Read more
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'He could have fit into the palm of my hand'then by some miracle his medicine started working and he got better.”Katherine
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then by some miracle his medicine started working and he got better.”Katherine Smith and her son Dominick. (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) With her miracle son now a happy six-year-old boy, Katherine has nominated UHND’s maternity unit for a... Read more
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Newcastle's Newgate Streetwrong ‘uns for 400 years until around 1823.Newgate Street looking towards Percy
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wrong ‘uns for 400 years until around 1823.Newgate Street looking towards Percy Street in Newcastle City Centre (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) For murderers and those found guilty of capital offences, they faced the final ignominy of being carted... Read more
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Teenagers from North East least likely to head to universityEngland (and the UK more generally) to be accepted into higher education this y
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England (and the UK more generally) to be accepted into higher education this year,” Ucas said.Newcastle University (Image: newcastle chronicle) The South East had the second highest entry rate, at 33.7%. Every other English region had entry rates... Read more
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Drivers beware: Part of Coast Road to close as work on new bridge continuesthis week, work will begin to create a road deck on the bridge.The new Norham R
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this week, work will begin to create a road deck on the bridge.The new Norham Road Bridge being lowered into place (Image: newcastle chronicle) Two large pumps will be used to pour concrete between and over the newly-installed beams. To do this... Read more
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Vicar who battled mental health issues writes book to inspire other peopleto give others hope.Mark Edwards at Blackwells on Percy Street, Newcastle to la
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to give others hope.Mark Edwards at Blackwells on Percy Street, Newcastle to launch his book Life after Care (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) In his book, Life After Care: From Lost Cause to MBE, he explains how - against all odds - he turned... Read more
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Daily Record
Tributes paid to teens who died after taking rogue ecstasy pills in nightclubcat Magic will miss her tuna treats.Top DJ Basshunter was doing a set at Pryzm
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cat Magic will miss her tuna treats.Top DJ Basshunter was doing a set at Pryzm nightclub when the tragedy unfolded (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) "He would do anything for anybody, was very popular and loved a night out with friends drinking and... Read more
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Newcastle to Lapland flight causes nightmare before Christmas for passengersForest Hall who's family dream Christmas trip to Lapland was cancelled whilst t
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Forest Hall who's family dream Christmas trip to Lapland was cancelled whilst they waited at the airport to leave (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) “And then we get to the airport and it’s called off. You can imagine how any child would have taken... Read more
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We went out as a 30-stone man and this is how it went downto see what happened.Chronicle reporter Tom Eden tries on a bariatric suit to s
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to see what happened.Chronicle reporter Tom Eden tries on a bariatric suit to simulate feeling like to be obese (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) An admirable objective, but would it realistically work? I would imagine college students having a... Read more
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Freed Nick Dunn celebrates his first weekend at home after Indian prison hellan absolute whirlwind,” Nick said.Nick Dunn back home and relaxing chatting wit
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an absolute whirlwind,” Nick said.Nick Dunn back home and relaxing chatting with his sister Lisa from Ashington (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) “Seeing my mam has been really emotional. She doesn’t want me out of her sight, which is understandable... Read more
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South Tyneside baby unit closure 'could have been avoided' - staff claimservices led staff to offer plans to keep the maternity unit running in full.So
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services led staff to offer plans to keep the maternity unit running in full.South Tyneside District Hospital (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) She said: “Various departments offered to get together with Special Care to come up with a rota,... Read more
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How the North East could look in years to comePark. Work began in 2015 and will continue until 2021.Naming of the new Sunderl
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Park. Work began in 2015 and will continue until 2021.Naming of the new Sunderland bridge, Northern Spire (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) • Funding for improvements to the New Wear Crossing (now named Northern Spire Bridge). Work began in... Read more
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How councils south of the Tyne could block North of Tyne devolutiondirectly-elected Mayor of North Tyneside and Councillor Peter Alan Jackson, lea
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
directly-elected Mayor of North Tyneside and Councillor Peter Alan Jackson, leader of Northumberland Council (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Clearly, the three North of Tyne authorities will approve them - but the other four could block it at... Read more
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School at centre of 'wrong trousers' uniform row told it must improve by Ofstedmanagement require improvement” since the 2012 visit.George Stephenson High Sch
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
management require improvement” since the 2012 visit.George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, North Tyneside (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Inspectors said teaching at the school is not good enough – too many pupils are given easy work, while... Read more
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Is going to university a waste of time and money?are meant to make an informed choice about whether it’s worth going to universi
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
are meant to make an informed choice about whether it’s worth going to university or not.Newcastle University (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) But the NAO says it’s foolish to expect young people aged 15 to 18 - when decisions about university... Read more
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Revealed: Council turns down £4m more for crown jewel site- just a month after announcing a raft of £13m cuts over the next financial yea
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- just a month after announcing a raft of £13m cuts over the next financial year.Newcastle Civic Centre, at night (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The council also recently agreed to hand over the running of its parks to a charitable trust. “At... Read more
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Daily Record
Rogue ecstasy probe as two teens die after taking pills during Basshunter setshowing no ill-effects at this time.Top DJ Basshunter was doing a set at Pryzm
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
showing no ill-effects at this time.Top DJ Basshunter was doing a set at Pryzm nightclub when the tragedy unfolded (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)Read More "We are not currently seeking anyone else in connection to this death, but would like to hear... Read more
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Pizzeria Cal's Own has UNESCO world heritage statusat the news, there was also celebration for one dough twirling pizza maker slig
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
at the news, there was also celebration for one dough twirling pizza maker slightly closer to home.Calvin Kitchin (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Calvin is one of around just 600 people in the world to make the grade and was the first British person... Read more
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Dozy boyfriend fell asleep in play area with BB gun after row with girlfriendduring a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court this week.Playing fields
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during a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court this week.Playing fields off West Percy Street, North Shields (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Prosecutor Clare Irving said: “Police were notified by the public that there was a male in the playing... Read more
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GLASS common room designed to protect historic Newcastle sign12 years after the Carlisle Hotel was demolished on the site.The view from Blen
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12 years after the Carlisle Hotel was demolished on the site.The view from Blenheim House in Newcastle City Centre (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The building has been redesigned following concerns that the flats would block the Robert Sinclair... Read more
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Shay Given on NUFC's 125th anniversary and takeover talksin 2007.Former Newcastle United 'keeper Shay Given during the official opening
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in 2007.Former Newcastle United 'keeper Shay Given during the official opening of DW Sports in the Metro Centre (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) He said: “I think as a player you’ve got to blank it out, but the lads are human beings like the rest... Read more
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Jealous thug who caused OAP to lose everything in £60,000 arson attack jaileddownstairs, causing up to £60,000 of damage.Arson victim Lillian McElfatrick fr
chroniclelive / Posted 3 days ago
downstairs, causing up to £60,000 of damage.Arson victim Lillian McElfatrick from Blyth whose flat was destroyed (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Now Walker has been locked up for 10 years while Wills got six years and three months after they were... Read more
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Row, row, row your boat, straight to Newcastle's Gate1 million metres with a team of 12 people.Patrick Case takes part in a 1,000,00
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1 million metres with a team of 12 people.Patrick Case takes part in a 1,000,000 meter rowing challenge at The Gate (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The challenge started at 9am on Thursday and is expected to finish late on Sunday night. Firefighter... Read more
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Doctor found not guilty of groping a student in Newcastle city centre barwere standing shoulder to shoulder and jostling for position.Eoghan Gallagher a
chroniclelive / Posted 3 days ago
were standing shoulder to shoulder and jostling for position.Eoghan Gallagher after leaving Newcastle Crown Court (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Dr Gallagher, 34, of Cartur Mor, Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra, Galway, Ireland, said he remembered a... Read more
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Claims prisoners used pillows to keep warm after heating breaks at Durham jailmost of the night because it was that cold. It has been freezing down there.HM
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most of the night because it was that cold. It has been freezing down there.HM Prison Durham, in Durham City Centre (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) “Some of them were walking around with pillows on their heads because it has been off for so... Read more
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'Smile' - permanent Bradley Lowery tribute unveiled in emotional ceremonyhearts”.Bradley Lowery's mum Gemma back at Blackhall primary school for a unvei
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hearts”.Bradley Lowery's mum Gemma back at Blackhall primary school for a unveiling of a plaque in her son's name (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The ceremony also saw sister duo LIV’n’G present a cheque with the proceeds of their cover of Charlie... Read more
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Labour constituencies at risk of housing 'free-for-all', MP claimsplanning document took years to put in place and the Tories were playing “naked
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planning document took years to put in place and the Tories were playing “naked politics”.Blyth MP Ronnie Campbell (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) “We had a core strategy that was put through by the previous Labour council before the elections in May... Read more
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These shocking health inequalities in Gateshead will open your eyesmultiple difficulties often suffering unthinkable adversity, stigma and isolati
chroniclelive / Posted 4 days ago
multiple difficulties often suffering unthinkable adversity, stigma and isolation.”Gateshead High Street (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) The report, which is available to read online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/health , explores how... Read more
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Meet the real life heroes and winners of the Chronicle Champions Awards 2017duty, and some truly courageous life savers.The 2017 Chronicle Champions awards
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duty, and some truly courageous life savers.The 2017 Chronicle Champions awards at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) With barely a dry eye in the room, Gemma and Carl Lowery received a special recognition award for their... Read more
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Watch the special moment Bradley Lowery's parents accept their Chronicle awardBradley’s parents as they were presented with the award by Chronicle editor in
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Bradley’s parents as they were presented with the award by Chronicle editor in chief Darren Thwaites. Gemma Lowery (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Gemma and Carl Lowery have forged an legacy for their beloved son, with the Bradley Lowery foundation... Read more
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Sneak peak at Wor Flags new Newcastle United flagsconcourse behind the Gallowgate End for the huge flags for Saturdays historic 1
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concourse behind the Gallowgate End for the huge flags for Saturdays historic 125th anniversary match v Leicester (Image: newcastle chronicle) And despite the preparation being well underway for Saturday, the group are still in need of some... Read more
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Neighbours told to clean up their act or face evictionand disorder.North Tyneside Council officers and police taking part in Operatio
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and disorder.North Tyneside Council officers and police taking part in Operation Harmony in Killingworth (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) A number of youths, including those as young as 13, were accused of being involved in anti-social... Read more
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Washington dad backs campaign after son drowned on night outof alcohol related drowning incidences.Dave Irwin who is taking part in the Don
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of alcohol related drowning incidences.Dave Irwin who is taking part in the Don't Drink and Drown campaign launch (Image: newcastle chronicle) “His body was found on Christmas Eve about 100 yards down the river from where he fell in. “It was my... Read more
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Bikers escort Nick Dunn to his Ashington home after he lands in UKa guard of honour as Nick Dunn leaves Newcastle International Airport after bei
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a guard of honour as Nick Dunn leaves Newcastle International Airport after being released from an Indian prison (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Nick and the five other men, who were nicknamed the Chennai Six, were part of an anti-piracy crew... Read more
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Flood barriers on Quayside as weather warnings put in placeBridge.Environment Agency staff erect barriers on the Quayside to combat possib
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Bridge.Environment Agency staff erect barriers on the Quayside to combat possible flooding in at the 6pm high tide (Image: newcastle chronicle) Environment Agency spokesperson Jon Shelley said: “The high tide is coinciding with Storm Caroline... Read more
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Nick Dunn is reunited with his family after arriving back in the UK from Indiaas he walked through the lobby.Nick Dunn arrives back at Newcastle Internationa
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as he walked through the lobby.Nick Dunn arrives back at Newcastle International Airport. Pictured with sister Lisa (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Surrounded by his family, Nick said he was looking forward to having a hot bubble bath and eating a... Read more
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See the moment Nick Dunn arrives back in the North East from IndiaSimpson, Ray Tindall, Paul Towers and Billy Irving - are also returning to the
chroniclelive / Posted 4 days ago
Simpson, Ray Tindall, Paul Towers and Billy Irving - are also returning to the UK.Nick Dunn back in Newcastle (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said: “It is wonderful news that the men are returning to the UK. “The... Read more
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Bus driver in court accused of knocking over teen on Newcastle's West Roadand address and to enter a not guilty plea to the charge.The scene near the Fox
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and address and to enter a not guilty plea to the charge.The scene near the Fox and Hounds, on West Road Newcastle (Image: Newcastle Chronicle) “It’s the view of the Crown to invite you to decline jurisdiction,” Mr Poppett said. “The allegation is... Read more
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