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REPORT: John Carver before landing his dream job

Geordie John Carver says he's proud to be Newcastle United's head coach and that he'll fight to keep the job on a permanent basis.

Speaking today for the first time since being confirmed as head coach until the summer, Carver admits it's a dream come true.

Our Sports Correspondent, Simon O'Rourke went back to where his dream of leading the Magpies began - the Montagu and North Fenham Football Club.

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Neil Rowan, the Chairman of Montagu and North Fenham FC hopes to find out from the Newcastle City Council if their planning applications to move will be approved.

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Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Shola Ameobi

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

Ameobi was a free agent after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep in December.

Ameobi has joined up with Ex-Newcastle manager Alan Pardew at Palace Credit: PA

The 33-year-old Nigeria international has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Ameobi is likely to need time to regain fitness after an unsuccessful stint in Turkey.

During his 14 years at Newcastle United, Ameobi scored 53 goals.

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A66 reopened after jack-knifed lorry cleared

Part of the A66 trans-pennine road between the North East and Cumbria had been closed overnight due to poor weather conditions.

It was shut between Brough and Bowes until around 1130 this morning as gritting teams worked to clear away snow and ice.

A stretch from Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire heading westbound was also closed for a time.

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