An 18-year-old white man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life after a bomb scare in the west end of Newcastle.
Residents were given ten minutes to leave their homes on Hamilton Crescent, just off Stanhope Street this afternoon, and told to take pets with them.
Fifty people are still not allowed to return, with many seeking shelter at Moorside Primary school.
Police could not confirm when the cordon may be lifted.
Our reporter at the scene of an incident in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle says hundreds have been evacuated.
A centre has been set up at Moorside Primary School to accommodate them.
The bomb squad arrived on the scene at about 4pm today (November 3).
There are police vans, police dogs and ambulances on site at the massive cordon on Hamilton Place.
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The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.
In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.
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An inquest into the deaths of two medical students stabbed in Borneo is due to be held today.
Neil Dalton, from Ambergate, Derbyshire, and Aidan Brunger, of Kent, were killed after a row in a bar while working at a hospital in Kuching on August 6.
Four local men have admitted the killings, according to Malaysian Police. A fifth man, aged 55, has also been arrested in connection with the incident.
The hearing into the deaths of the two 22-year-old Newcastle University students will be held at the Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner's Court.
The bodies of two Newcastle University students who were stabbed to death in Malaysia are being flown home.
They are due to arrive at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning.
Fourth-year medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo on attachment to a hospital in Kuching.
They were attacked and killed in a street by a gang of four local men after a row in a bar in. Four men were arrested and have pleaded guilty to their murder.
A teenager accused of posting offensive tweets about two Newcastle United football fans who were killed on Flight MH17 has had the charge against him dropped.
18-year-old Mitchell Tace Chapman from Sunderland, was due in court today but the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to discontinue the case.
John Alder and Liam Sweeney were flying to New Zealand to watch Newcastle play a series of friendly games when the plane went down over eastern Ukraine.
298 people died in the crash.
Large bouquets of flowers have been left by local Malaysians to offer condolences to the families of British students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were stabbed to death in Borneo.
Candles have been left in tribute to the two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo.