A football fan who was filmed attempting to punch a police horse has told ITV News that he is ashamed of his actions.
A police horse seen being punched by a football fan is "safe and well" this morning, its police force said.
To celebrate the return of Girls Aloud to the region on their 'Ten' tour, we put together a gallery to show ten years of Girls Aloud.
An inquest into the death of Chris Brown, who was murdered by Raoul Moat in 2010, has heard evidence from a prisoner who served with Moat at Durham Jail.
Prisoner known only as 'N1' says he spoke to a prison officer shortly after moat was released. He says he made an off the cuff remark
'He is going to end up killing somebody'
N1 also says Moat had spoken during his time in jail of 'exacting some sort of revenge'
Barry Rogerson was involved in the incident with a police horse after the team he supports, Newcastle United, lost heavily in the local derby against Sunderland in April.
Shortly after the incident above, Mr Rogerson said he "lashed out" because he was trying to protect himself after becoming separated from his friends.
"I'm not proud," he told ITV Tyne Tees at the time. "I really let my family down."
A man has been jailed for 12 months for punching a police horse in the face after a match between Newcastle United and Sunderland.
Forty-five-year-old Barry Rogerson, of Bedlington, Northumberland, last month pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder.
At Newcastle Crown Court today (Thursday) Rogerson was also given a six year football banning order.
His Honour Judge Paul Sloan QC said: "You attended the football match and by the time the match ended you were worse for wear from drinking while taking your medication.
"You were clapping your hands at the police horse, remaining there despite repeated requests to move.
"You had plenty opportunity to move away but punched the horse in the head."
Rogerson was one of seven men being dealt with by Newcastle Crown Court having pleaded guilty to violent disorder. All were jailed.
A football fan who admitted punching a police horse after a derby day match has been jailed for 12 months.
The 45-year-old Barry Rogerson, of Bedlington, Northumberland, attacked the animal outside St James' Park after the game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on April 14.
The Great North Run will be hit by rain and strong gusts of wind today as stormy conditions roll in across much of the UK, heralding the beginning of autumn.
As some 55,000 people set off on the half-marathon in Newcastle, winds in the area are expected to be up to 40mph, and will increase to 45mph in the afternoon.
Western areas of Scotland are expected to see the worst rain of the day, with 30-40mm falling in some places. It will also bear the brunt of the windy conditions, with Northern Ireland and Cumbria, with some tree branches expected to be brought down by the gusts.
The rest of the UK is expected to see cool, cloudy and windy conditions, with no signs of a return of any sunshine.
World Champion and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has been announced as the honorary starter of the Bupa Great North Run weekend in Newcastle tomorrow.
Farah will fire the starting pistol for the shorter 5km event, organisers said.
Fresh from his gold medal successes in the 5,000m and 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, will then take on famous long-distance runners Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele in the longer run.
Newcastle University is to set up the country's first student-run brewery in a bid to teach entrepreneurial skills and improve the institution's green credentials.
Students will take charge of all aspects of the production from the growth of ingredients to the bottling and marketing of the finished product.
The microbrewery - dubbed 'Stu Brew' - is to be set up in a disused barn in the coming weeks and will use ingredients grown in the university's community allotments.
Bob Milan, manager of the NUSU community action projects, said: "This is a first for all of us involved so we don't know yet what our beer will turn out like but we're determined it will be good and made with the very best ingredients and a lot of enthusiasm."
The first samples are due for taste-testing in the New Year.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has pulled out of the club's pre-season tour after refusing to wear the Wonga-sponsored shirt, according to the BBC.
Cisse, a practicing muslim, had reportedly offered to wear a charity logo on his shirt because he did not want to benefit from a payday lender.
There is a heavy police presence in Newcastle for a planned demonstration by the English Defence League over the death of a British soldier in Woolwich.
About 1,000 officers were expected to be on duty in the city centre, backed by 10 police horses on loan from the West Yorkshire force.
A statement on the Northumbria Police website said: "We appreciate that the events in London on Thursday may have heightened community concerns about this weekend's planned protests in Newcastle.
"We are constantly monitoring the situation and will continue to adapt accordingly."